As an elementary school teacher in grades P-3, you get to witness lots of “aha” moments. Now you have the opportunity to share those moments in even more classrooms.

Ball State’s early childhood expansion license for elementary grades 4-6 expands your opportunities beyond P-3.

School corporations look for teachers who have the flexibility of licensure to teach the full slate of elementary grades. If your early childhood teaching license only allows you to teach P-3, you can now expand your license to include elementary grades 4-6.

In fact, the expansion license requires that you be licensed to teach early childhood P-3.

Why Ball State?

Ball State Teachers College has been offering online courses since the late 1990s and today offers one of the largest arrays of online teacher-preparation in the country, so students can be assured their professors have experience and skills in online delivery of course materials.

Licensure Evaluation

A licensure evaluation from Ball State’s Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice is not required before starting this program unless you believe you have earned previous credit that will substitute one of the three courses listed for this license.

Courses Required

The expansion license for grades 4-6 consists of five courses:

  • EDRD 620 Disciplinary and Integrated Literacy in Elementary School (3 credits)
  • EDEL 626 Discipline and Classroom Management (3 credits)
  • EDEL 655 Principles of Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDEL 699 Practicum in Elementary Education (3 credits)
  • ECYF 630 School, Family, and Community Partnerships (3 credits)


Becky Druetzler, Lead Student Success Specialist

Federal Employees Pay In-State Tuition

Ball State has joined the Federal Academic Alliance and is offering reduced tuition rates for all eligible, non-Indiana resident Federal Government Employees (civil servants), spouses, dependents, and retirees who enroll in online graduate-level programs and courses through Ball State’s Teachers College. Learn more.

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Students from Other States

Ball State is authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to accept online students from all U.S. states. However, if you are considering a program that leads to professional licensure, some states may have additional regulations. Review our state authorization website if you live outside of Indiana and contact us if you have questions.

Want to Learn More?

Do you have questions about this program or online learning? We’re here to help! You may request more information using our online form, or feel free to reach out directly to one of our staff.