Teachers College

  • All Teachers College education programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Higher Learning Commission, and the Indiana Professional Standards Board. In addition, 23 programs have received national recognition through their respective professional associations.
  • Ball State Teachers College is in the top 25 in the nation for the number of nationally recognized educator preparation programs it offers.
  • Ball State was one of four universities in Indiana selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to pilot a program to help overhaul teacher education and encourage exceptional science and math teacher candidates to seek long-term careers in high-need classrooms. This program is now expanding beyond Indiana’s borders.
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    Ball State is the first university in Indiana authorizing charter schools, helping to provide more choices in public education.
  • Our graduates have a nearly 100 percent pass rate on the Praxis exams required for initial teacher licensure in Indiana.
  • The Teacher Educator, a Teachers College publication, is the official journal of the Indiana Association of Teacher Educators. It’s been in publication since 1965.


  • Schools Within the Context of Community (SCC) received the 2016 Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Started in 2009, SCC is a partnership between Teachers College, Longfellow Elementary School, Huffer Memorial Children’s Center, Buley Community Center, and Muncie’s Whitely neighborhood. During and after school, Ball State students and professors supplement the work of Longfellow teachers, and students are matched with community mentors and attend events such as dinners, athletic competitions, and church services. Ball State had previously received the McAuliffe Award in 2005 for its Learning Assessment Model Project (LAMP).
  • The Department of Special Education has the only deaf education teacher-training program in Indiana. Students complete a one-year residency at the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis.
  • Our graduate education programs were ranked 11th in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 “Best Online Programs.”
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Online Programs for Veterans” ranked our graduate education programs No. 7.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Teachers College's graduate programs 81st in 2013.


  • Starting in their freshman classes, Ball State's education students are exposed to advanced instructional technology—including assembling an electronic portfolio—to prepare them for the 21st-century classroom.
  • Teachers College is the home of Ball State's first technology spin-off company, rGrade. As an ongoing research and development effort within Teachers College, rGrade has generated more than $1.5 million in grants for research and outreach programs that address assessment of student learning.
  • Teachers College's technologies have been featured on Apple's website, at the University of Cincinnati's Vision 2020 Conference, and in the Consortium for the Application of Technology and Learning Innovations in Schools of Education (CATALISE).


  • Burris Laboratory School, which serves Ball State's teaching majors, has been listed among the nation's best high schools since 2007 in analyses by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities in 2015 was named No. 1 on Niche’s “Best Public High Schools in Indiana” and No. 21 among the organization’s “Best Public High Schools in America.”