Hours and Grade Point Average Requirements
Courses and Artifacts: English and Communications
Decision Point 2 courses and artifacts include the following:
For each of the above courses, your instructor fills out a rubric (scoring sheet) for the required artifact and enter it into rGrade. Ball State username and password required.
You must pass each artifact with a C or better. If you do not, then you can attempt to remediate the artifact. You must successfully revise the artifact within the semester following the course in which you failed the artifact. If you fail to revise the artifact up to acceptable standards, you have the choice of retaking the class or dropping the teaching major. The revision of the artifact does not change your course grade. Contact Pamela Hartman, director of English Education to begin the remediation process. Artifacts: Professional Education Courses You must earn a C or better in your 100 and 200-level professional education courses. Decision Point 2 artifacts from these courses include the following:
Your instructor for each course fills out a rubric for the required artifact and enters it into rGrade. Ball State username and password required. You may view the rubrics used to assess your artifact by clicking on the red cube icon in rGrade.Disposition Assessment Disposition assessment takes place in EDMUL 205. PRAXIS I Exam The Praxis I exams are part of Indiana’s teacher licensure and certification process through Teachers College. Other Praxis I Alternatives:
The following additional assessments/routes are acceptable to document basic skill competency at the time of admission to a teacher preparation program:
ACT with a score of at least 24 based on Math, Reading, Grammar, and Science
SAT with a score of at least 1100 based on Critical Reading and Math
GRE ® General test with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative
Anyone with a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution is exempt
ACT, SAT and GRE scores do not include writing.Decision Point 2 Portfolio At Decision Point 2 (DP 2), your portfolio needs to include a revised set of reflective statements for each Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) principle. These should be clearly labeled DP 2 reflections, and they should appear immediately above those you wrote for Decision Point 1 so that reviewers can chart the development of your thinking about each INTASC principle. You also need to include one artifact with an accompanying rationale clearly labeled DP 2 for INTASC Principles No. 1 through 3. Two of the artifacts come from specific classes EDMUL 205 and EDPSY 251; therefore, it is necessary to have taken these classes before you turn in your portfolio.
More Information about the Portfolio
Portfolio Evaluation Portfolios are evaluated at Decision Point 2 in the English Department as follows:
Approved Application Once you have completed all Decision Point 2 requirements, you need to meet with or email Nicole Bell, Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College 826, to be officially cleared through DP 2.
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