Ball State University’s Teachers College is the largest educator preparation program in Indiana. Ball State University offers over 30 nationally recognized programs across six colleges. Students in Ball State University’s program are provided with many opportunities to exhibit excellence in their content area and in pedagogy through rigorous preparation and rich and diverse practicum experiences.

In 2018, Ball State University earned full accreditation at the initial preparation level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). More information about CAEP accreditation may be found on the CAEP website or by calling (202) 223-0077.

The State Board of Education has also approved all initial and advanced licensure programs at Ball State University. Teachers College monitors state requirements for educator licensure to comply with all current state requirements.

Ball State University CAEP Reporting Measures and other Data Points

Ball State University Initial and Advanced Licensing Programs

Satisfaction of Employers (CAEP Standard 4.3 and CAEP Advanced Standard 4.1)

Initial Licensure

Advanced Licensure

2021 Employer Satisfaction Survey for BSU Prepared Principal Candidates

Satisfaction of Completers (CAEP Standard 4.4 and CAEP Advanced Standard 4.2)

Initial Licensure

Advanced Licensure

2021 BSU Principal Alumni Survey

Indicators of Teacher Effectiveness (CAEP Standard 4.2)

Graduation Rates (Initial and Advanced)

CAEP Standard 3.2 Data, Diversity and Gender Data

Ball State University Surveys 

Title II Reports

Ability of Completers to Meet State Licensing Requirements (Initial and Advanced)

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Educational Positions for Which They have Prepared (Initial and Advanced)

Student Loan Default Rates

  • 2020 5.4%
  • 2019 5.3%
  • 2018 4.7%
  • 2017 5.2%
  • 2016 4.4%

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development (CAEP Standard 4.1)

Indiana Department of Education Principal Survey

As part of House Enrolled Act, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) sends an Employer Satisfaction Survey to all Indiana principals on an annual basis to collect data on their view of the preparation of candidates who complete an initial teacher preparation program and are in their first or second year of teaching in an Indiana classroom. The IDOE disaggregates data by EPP and sends the data to the institution.

Principals agree that BSU graduates:

  • Use a variety of assessment methods to guide, adjust, and improve instruction
  • Develop content specific assessments to test for student understanding of the lesson objectives
  • Differentiate instruction to meet all students’ learning needs
  • Work effectively with students with all exceptionalities
  • Analyze student assessment date to improve classroom instruction
  • Integrate technological tools to advance student learning

See the full report.

Data for graduates of CAEP Advanced licensure programs are not available from the Indiana Department of Education. Ball State University will survey advanced candidates during 2021.

Indiana Department of Education Alumni Survey

As part of House Enrolled Act, the Indiana Department of Education sends an Alumni Survey to all Indiana teachers with 1-3 years of experience on an annual basis to collect data on their view of their initial preparation program. The IDOE disaggregates data by EPP and sends the data to the institution.

Classroom teachers prepared by BSU agree that they were well prepared to:

  • Differentiate instruction to meet all students’ learning needs
  • Work effectively with students with all exceptionalities
  • Develop strong assessments to test for student understanding of lessons
  • Analyze student assessment data to improve classroom instruction
  • Integrate technological tools as appropriate to advance student learning

See the full report.

Data for graduates of CAEP Advanced licensure programs are not available from the Indiana Department of Education. Ball State University will survey advanced candidates during 2021.