Test Requirements

General Information

Students are required to pass the appropriate Decision Point 4 (content area(s) and pedagogy) for licensure and graduation from the Ball State University Teacher Preparation program.  

Notice:  Because the State of Indiana is in a testing transition, up until May 31st, 2014, students can choose from two testing options when deciding on how to meet the Decision Point 4 Testing Requirement. To best decide which option is best for you, navigate to your appropriate content area below and click on the link. The testing transition options impact each area differently, and the links below provide you with the appropriate information based on your major. 

For registration, preparation information, and materials regarding the Pearson Content and Pedagogy Exams, please click here.

For registration, preparation information, and materials regarding the ETS Praxis II Content Exams, please click here.


For candidates, who do not meet the alternative admission to teacher testing requirement, under Decision Point 2 in rGrade, passing scores on the CASA Reading, Writing and Mathematics tests are required. Ball State requires that students achieve a passing score on these tests or their alternatives prior to admission to the 300 level teacher education courses. These tests can be taken by appointment at the Testing Center on campus, or at various locations around the state. 


CASA
Indiana Core Assessment Tests/Praxis II

Art
Business Education
Chemistry
Chinese
Dual Major Early Child/Early Child Spec. Ed 
Dual Major Elementary Ed/Mild Interventions
Early Childhood Education 
Elementary Education
Earth Space Science
Engineering and Technology
English/Lang Arts
Family and Consumer Science
French
German
Health
Japanese
Journalism
Latin
Life Science
Mathematics
Middle School Math
Music-Instrumental & General
Music-Vocal & General
Physical Education
Physics
Physical Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Spec. Ed-Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Spec. Ed-Intense Intervention
Spec. Ed-Mild Intervention
Spec. Ed-Early Childhood
School Admin-Principal
School Admin-Superintendent
Director of Exceptional Needs
Director of Career/Tech
Director of Curriculum/Instruction
School Counselor
Theatre