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Certificate in Enhanced Teaching Practice for Elementary Teachers

Finding Classroom Effectiveness 


Research provides a clear connection between student success and teacher success. That’s why Indiana licensing regulations and teacher evaluations are moving to a model of improving teacher effectiveness. While the differentiation of teacher effectiveness is a district responsibility, the goal of the new evaluation process is to increase teacher effectiveness to achieve the “Highly Effective” teacher rating.



As part of your professional growth plan toward becoming an increasingly “Highly Effective” teacher, the new certificate in enhanced teaching practice for elementary teachers concentrates on the areas of purposeful planning, effective instruction, and teacher leadership. Focus is also given to daily classroom practice, including areas such as managing the classroom, use of technology, the teaching of reading, differentiated instruction, and forming family partnerships.



You can use the certificate as an interim step before completing your master's in elementary education (MAE) and still complete a needed credential to meet state requirements. And you can apply the courses to your master’s when you decide to take that step.



Mode of Delivery
This program is offered 100 percent online.



Academic Advisor 


Linda Martin


Department of Elementary Education



Take the Next Step


Learn more about our certificate requirements and admissions process.


Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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