Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

The Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice serves as a liaison between Ball State students obtaining an educational license and the Office of Educator Effectiveness and Licensing (OEEL), the state licensing agency in Indiana.  This section in the catalog provides information on post-baccalaureate licensing programs.

bsu.edu/teachers/licensing
Teachers College 205, 765-285-1168

The following is a complete list of the licensing programs offered at the graduate level at Ball State University.  Initial contact for all programs and questions should be directed to otes@bsu.edu.  In addition, specific content faculty and staff contacts are below for questions concerning the courses themselves.

Licensure Type and Program Grade Coverage Contact
INITIAL License – Administrator (First Administrator License)
District Level: Superintendent P-12

Dr. Serema Salloum

sjsalloum@bsu.edu

Building Level Administrator (Principal) P-12

Dr. Lori Boyland

lgboyland@bsu.edu

Director of Career and Technical Education P-12

Dr. Edward Lazaros

ejlazaros@bsu.edu

Director of Exceptional Needs P-12

Ball State Online

online@bsu.edu

Director of Curriculum and Instruction P-12

Dr. Jill Bradley-Levine

jsbradleylev@bsu.edu

School Counselor P-6

Dr. Theresa Kruczek

tkruczek@bsu.edu

School Psychology P-12

Dr. Maria Hernandez Finch

mefinch@bsu.edu

INITIAL License – First Teacher License through the Traditional Route
Art P-12

Dr. Michael Prater

mefinch@bsu.edu

 Mathematics - Middle School  5-9

Dr. Michael Karls

mkarls@bsu.edu

 Mathematics - Secondary School  5-12

Dr. Michael Karls

mkarls@bsu.edu

Music - Instrumental P-12

Dr. Kevin Gerrity

kwgerrity@bsu.edu

Music - Vocal P-12

Dr. Kevin Gerrity

kwgerrity@bsu.edu

Speech Pathology
P-12

Ms. Teresa McClain

tmcclain@bsu.edu

Theatre
K-12

Dr. Troy Dobosiewicz

tldobosiewic@bsu.edu



Initial License - First Teacher License through the Alternative Route
Elementary Transition to Teaching (T2T) K-6

Nancy Melser

nmesler@bsu.edu

Secondary Transition to Teaching (T2T) 5-12

 Dr. Jill Bradley-Levine

jsbradleylev@bsu.edu

Secondary T2T covers the following areas for grades 5-12: Art, Business, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, English/Language Arts, French, German, Instrumental Music, Japanese, Journalism, Latin, Life Science (Biology), Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Physics, Social Studies (all areas), Spanish, Theatre, Vocal Music
STEM 5-12

Ms. Kizman Jones

kmjones4@bsu.edu

ADDITIONS – Added to an existing valid Indiana License
Early Childhood Ed. - Add to Elementary license P-3

Becky Druetzler

rjdruetzler@bsu.edu

Early Childhood Expansion (to add grades 4-6)  

Becky Druetzler

rjdruetzler@bsu.edu

English as a New Language P-12

Dr. Lynne Stallings

lstallings@bsu.edu

High Ability  P-12

Dr. Kristie Speirs-Neumeister

klspeirsneum@bsu.edu

Journalism 5-12

Brian Hayes

bhayes@bsu.edu

Reading K-6

Becky Druetzler

rjdruetzler@bsu.edu

Special Education- Deaf and Hard of Hearing P-12

Ball State Online

online@bsu.edu

Special Education - Early Childhood Special Ed P-3

Ball State Online

online@bsu.edu

Special Education - Intense Interventions P-12

Ball State Online

online@bsu.edu

Special Education - Mild Interventions K-12

Ball State Online

online@bsu.edu

Virtual and Distance Education Teaching P-12

Ball State Online

online@bsu.edu

LICENSE EXPANSIONS*/CONVERSIONS** – Specialty Licensing Cases
Building Level Admin - Conversion from Rules 46-47  

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

Mild Disabilities Rules 400/46-47 to REPA  

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

Secondary License 7-12 to 5-12  

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

Elementary 1-6 to K-6  

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

Elementary REPA Conversion  

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

Physical Education 5-7or 5-12 to K-12
 

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

Special Education Mild K-6 to K-12  

Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice

otes@bsu.edu

*An expansion program will expand the current grade coverage of a previous set of valid Indiana licensing rules to the current set of licensing standards.

**A conversation is typically for an individual who was licensed under a previous set of valid Indiana licensing rules.  This program will convert that license to the current licensing rules if such an action is needed.

Licensing Programs

Programs at the graduate level prepare students for teacher licensure based on the current rules and standards, “Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability, REPA,” in the state of Indiana. The State Board of Education has approved programs at Ball State University that meet the requirements for the following license types:

  • Instructional
  • School Services
  • Administrative

Each type of license entails three different levels of licensure.  Initial practitioner is the first license one receives. Proficient practitioner is one step up from initial practitioner.  Accomplished practitioner follows as the last level of license one can receive under REPA.

Initial Practitioner to Proficient Practitioner

Under REPAwhich went into effect January 2013, the initial license issued within each license type will be the initial practitioner license. Upon successful completion of the two-year Residency program, those eligible may apply for a proficient practitioner license. This proficient practitioner license must be renewed every five years by completing renewal requirements set by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). If these requirements are met by completing 6 semester credits of course work through Ball State, The Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice will approve the online *LVIS application for renewal, and forward application materials to the IDOE for processing.

*LVIS – License Verification and Information System

Proficient Practitioner to Accomplished Practitioner

Upon successful completion of the bulleted information below, one holding a proficient practitioner license can apply for an accomplished practitioner license. Please note that the requirements for obtaining an accomplished practitioner license differ per license type (instructional, administrative, school services). The accomplished practitioner license is the highest level of license one can achieve and is valid for 10 years.

For an instructional license these requirements include:

  • Six (6) semester credits completed at an accredited Indiana institution – The six (6) credits must have been completed after the issue date of the license you are renewing or
  • Six (6) semester credits completed at an accredited Out-of-State institution. The six (6) credits must have been completed after the issue date of the license you are renewing or
  • Professional Growth Plan (PGP)
  • National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS).
  • Official transcripts showing completion of Masters degree from accredited institution
  • Proof of two (2) years teaching experience in an accredited school
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years
  • Provide evidence of current CPR/AED certification (through state approved agencies).

For an administrative license these requirements include:

  • Official transcripts showing a total of 60 credits of graduate course work from accredited institution in Administration and related areas
  • Five (5) years administrative experience in the content area of the license in an accredited school or public school district
  • Provide evidence of current CPR/AED certification (through state approved agencies).

For a school services license these requirements include:

School Counselor

  • Proof of two (2) years experience as a school counselor in an accredited school
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years.
  • Provide evidence of current CPR/AED certification (through state approved agencies).

School Psychologist

  • Proof of two (2) years experience as a school psychologist in an accredited school or public school district
  • Hold Proficient Practitioner/Standard/Provisional license for five (5) years
  • Provide evidence of current CPR/AED certification (through state approved agencies).