All Ball State professional education programs are designed to meet the Office of Educator Licensing and Development license framework. The following is a description of the different licenses offered through the state of Indiana. Initial Practitioner License This license is a renewable two-year license issued to a teacher who has successfully completed an approved teacher education program. The following items are required for this license:
Your will need to work through the licensing advisor at Ball State University to obtain the initial practitioner license. In the situation where the teacher does not obtain a position during which completion of the assessment program is possible, this license may be renewed twice for a total of six (6) years without additional continuing education requirements. Proficient Practitioner License This license is a renewable five-year license issued to a teacher who has successfully completed a two-year Beginning Teacher Residency Program. The following items are required for this license:
Accomplished Practitioner License This license is a renewable license for a teacher who holds a proficient practitioner license and who completes an advanced degree approved by the board or completes certification by the National Board of Professional Teacher Standards in a teaching area recognized by the board. The following items are required for this license:
All accomplished practitioner licenses are renewed for 10 years.
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