The Office of Teacher Education Services provides information to sign up and completing student teaching.
The Learning Assessment Model Project (LAMP) requirement takes place during student teaching.
Licensure Exam / Praxis II
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At Ball State, all candidates for licensure in English/language arts are required to pass the English language, literature, and composition test at Decision Point 4.
We recommend that you take the test the semester before you student teach. If you somehow miss the test or fail it, then you can retake it during your semester of student teaching.
The Praxis exams are part of Indiana’s teacher licensure and certification process through the teachers college. Find out more about Praxis testing from the Teachers College.
Decision Point 4 disposition assessment takes place during student teaching.
Decision Point 4 Portfolio
Portfolio assessment for Decision Point 4 (DP4) takes place during student teaching. Your finished portfolio needs to contain four sets of reflective statements for each of the INTASC principles. Thus, your portfolio should contain 40 total reflective statements. In addition, your portfolio must include 10 artifacts (one for each INTASC Principle) and 10 accompanying rationales for each artifact.
You must have this training completed before you apply for a teaching license.
If you obtain certification earlier than that, it may expire since the certification is only valid for a one year period and must be renewed.
You also have to have this training before you can qualify for a substitute teaching license.
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