Attention Students, New Teacher Testing Requirement Replacing the Praxis II:
The ETS Praxis II is going to be transitioned out beginning in 2014. For more information on how this transition will work, and what impact it will have on your content area, please attend the first face-to-face informational session on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. It will occur from 5:00pm-6:00pm Eastern Time in Teachers College, Room 120. Please note that there will be several other sessions in the near future. Please watch our Facebook and Twitter accounts for those dates and times. Thank you.
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 eitherthe PRAXIS I or CASA. Find out more.
Update for Student Teaching Applicants:
Urban Semester - For those participating in the urban semester, it is our goal to place you in the same building during student teaching. The purpose is to create a year-long cohesive experience. Therefore, when applying to student teaching, please intentionally select the county of your urban semester school, as your first preference, and email Mrs. Jennifer Haney (student teaching coordinator) with your building.
STUDENT TEACHING STIPEND
The Indiana General Assembly passed a budget, which created a new student teacher stipend program for students with financial need. Two different stipends were created; one for minority students and one for students who plan to teach in "High-Needs" fields. Students who are student teaching during the Fall 2013 semester and students who will be student teaching during the Spring 2014 semester are encouraged to apply now. Please see the following links for more information.
Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities
The 2013-2014 application for the Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities is available here.
Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields
The 2013-2014 application for the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Needs Fields is available here.
SUICIDE PREVENTION REQUIREMENT:
Suicide Prevention Courses at Ball State University
Ball State University will host several Suicide Prevention courses through the months of October and November 2013. This course will fulfill the state requirements for your Indiana teaching license as well as any of the 'State-approved' courses which are listed below.
To register for one of the Ball State University Suicide Prevention courses click here.
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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