Important Announcement from Jon Dee, Director
Office of Teacher Education Services
PLEASE NOTE NEW CHANGES:
Administration of The Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) will begin July 1, 2013, and will replace the PRAXIS I beginning September 1, 2013. Between July 1 and August 31, students may choose to complete either the PRAXIS I or CASA. Find out more.
PEARSON CORE ASSESSMENTS REPLACING PRAXIS II
Beginning Fall 2013, Pearson Core Assessments will replace PRAXIS II. The Indiana Dept of Education will provide more information as it becomes available. See the most current information here.
SUICIDE PREVENTION REQUIREMENT:
Register here for Ball State University Suicide Education and Prevention Training
NON-BSU State-approved Suicide Prevention Programs
*Please remember to keep completion certificates to upload into your LVIS licensing file.
As of July 1, 2013 - Ball State University may not issue an initial
teaching license to an applicant (includes instructional, student services and administrative
licenses) at any grade level unless the applicant shows evidence of successfully completed education
and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs
that a student may be considering suicide. This requirement does not apply
to a completed license application submitted and paid for BY JUNE 30, 2013 in the LVIS online application system, even though the license may not be processed by licensing
advisors or Indiana Department of Education staff until July 1, 2013 or after.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Office of Teacher Education Services at OTES@bsu.edu
OTES provides a responsible agency and administrative structure for moving practicums, participations and observations from a series of minimally related segments to a coordinated program of direct contacts with children, youth,teachers, and institutions.
The licensing area of OTES serves as a liaison between BSU students obtaining an educational license and the state licensing agency in Indiana.
For licensure in Indiana all teachers are required to take the Praxis I and II tests, or CASA.
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