Teacher Education Admission and Retention Policies and Procedures



The following admission and retention policies are outlined in the undergraduate catalog:

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. See the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements. In addition, teaching majors must complete all Decision Point requirements.

Technology expenses are required.

Physical Education Teacher Education—Decision Point Requirements

Decision Point 1:

  • Completion of PEP 161 with a C or better
  • Satisfactorily complete first level of portfolio review
  • Disposition Evaluation

Decision Point 2:

  • CASA or PRAXIS I passed
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 at least 35 hours
  • GPA of 2.75 in major
  • Satisfactorily complete second level of portfolio review (Physical Education Content Standards)
  • Meet fitness testing requirement in PEP 101
  • C or better in 100/200 Professional Education courses (EDMUL 205, EDPSY 250, PEP 209, 227, 291)
  • C or better in COMM 210
  • Approval of application for admission in teaching curriculum
  • Declaration of teaching major via Degree Works
  • Disposition Evaluations will occur in PEP 158, 209, 227, and 291. Must be at basic level

Decision Point 3:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 in at least 45 hours
  • GPA of 3.0 in Professional Education courses
  • GPA of 3.0 in major
  • Completion of Writing Competency
  • Within 9 hours of completion of content courses
  • Satisfactorily complete third level of portfolio review (Physical Education Content Standards)
  • Disposition Evaluation will occur in PEP 327, 394, 395, and 399. No unsatisfactory ratings and some proficiencies expected
  • Meet fitness testing requirement in PEP 102 and 103
  • Current CPR/First Aid Certification

Decision Point 4 (after student teaching):

  • Satisfactorily complete fourth level of portfolio review
  • Overall GPA of 2.5
  • GPA of 2.5 in major
  • Complete PRAXIS II
  • Complete all degree requirements

Approval from student teaching supervisor and University supervisor for graduation.

School of Physical Education, Sport, & Exercise Science
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 360
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8746
Fax: 765-285-8254