Requirements for Admission and Application for Student Teaching

Submitting an Application

Elementary education, special education majors and library and media services majors must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above (entered the university in the fall of 1990 or later).

Teaching majors pursuing a teaching program in a department outside of Teachers College and who entered the university in the fall of 1997 or later must meet the following grade point average requirements:

  • an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above;
  • a grade point average of 2.5 or above in each teaching major, minor, and endorsement and in primary and supporting areas;
  • all education majors must have passed Decision Point 2 requirements, including passage of PRAXIS I tests, prior to applying for student teaching.

If you began your coursework prior to the fall of 1990, these requirements may be different. Please consult your Degree Works, or the Office of Teacher Education Services.

Admission to Student Teaching

You must meet submission requirements mentioned above as well as these additional requirements for admission to student teaching:

  • earned a minimum of 93 hours;
  • earned at least a "C" or better in EDEL 360/361 (old program) or EDEL 300/301 and 350/351 (new program) or EDSEC 380 and EDJHM 385, and in any prerequisite methods courses;
  • completed the educational technologies competency requirement;
  • maintained clearance from the Office of Student Affairs;
  • completed the university writing competency requirement;
  • completed all Decision Point 3 requirements.
Office of Teacher Education Services
TC 205
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1168