Hours and Grade Point Average Requirements

  • Students enrolled at Ball State University starting Fall 2013 must complete 45 hours and earn at least a 3.0 overall grade point average (GPA).

  • Students enrolled at Ball State University prior to Fall 2013 must complete 45 hours and earn at least a 2.5 overall grade point average (GPA).

Courses and Artifacts: English and Communications

  • You must earn a C or better in required ENG and COMM courses and artifacts.

Decision Point 2 courses and artifacts include the following:

  • ENG 220 Language and Society (Language and Society Assessment) 

  • ENG 230 Reading and Writing about Literature (research paper)

  • COMM 210 Fundamentals of Public Communication

  • COMM 220 Argumentation and Debate (debate assignment)

  • COMM 240 Introduction to Human Communication (paper or exam) or COMM 290 Intercultural Communication (paper)

For each of the above courses, your instructor fills out a rubric (scoring sheet) for the required artifact and enter it into TK20. Ball State username and password required.

  • Review the rubrics used to assess artifacts. Scroll down to a particular artifact and click on the red cube associated with it to view the appropriate rubric. 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 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:

  • EDMU 205 Introduction to Multicultural Education (autobiography)

  • EDPS 251 Human Growth and Development for Secondary Education (developmental paper)

Your instructor for each course fills out a rubric for the required artifact and enters it into TK20. Ball State username and password required.

You may view the rubrics used to assess your artifact by clicking on the red cube icon in TK20.

Disposition Assessment

Disposition assessment takes place in EDMU 205.

Licensure Exam / CASA

Indiana CORE Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) are part of Indiana’s teacher licensure and certification process and demonstrate basic skills competency.

CASA Alternatives: Candidates may also document basic skills competency for admission to educator preparation programs using the following additional assessments/routes:

  • 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® with a score of at least 1100 based on Verbal and Quantitative prior to 8/1/11 

OR

  • GRE® with a score of at least 301 based on Verbal and Quantitative on or after 8/1/11 

Note: ACT, SAT, and GRE scores do not include writing. Anyone with a master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution is exempt from this requirement.

Note:  Beginning in summer 2013, Praxis I will no longer be used to assess basic skills competency of prospective Indiana educators


Approved Application


Once you have completed all Decision Point 2 requirements, you will be granted permission to enroll in Professional Ed. 300/400 level courses. This automated process can take up to 2 weeks after semester grades are submitted.. If you have any problems, please contact the Teachers College Advising Resource Center.