Secondary Education

Undergraduate Journalism:
Journalism Education

Interested in a rewarding career as a high school or middle school journalism teacher or advisor?

If you’ve attended one of our high school journalism workshops, you already know that Ball State has defined the standard of excellence for journalism education in Indiana.

Our Teachers College and Department of Journalism both are recognized as among the best in the country. Combined, they’ll give you a running start toward a long and successful career in journalism education.

Build on a solid foundation.

Our Education License Addition in Journalism program will provide you with a broad base of journalism knowledge. You'll take courses in:

Honing Public Relations SkillsAlum Jim Streisel's passion for education paid off with a national award for journalism teaching.
  • writing
  • reporting
  • design
  • photography
  • graphics
  • multimedia
  • online journalism

You'll also take several education courses at Teacher’s College, where you’ll learn about classroom management, diversity education, education reform, education psychology, and more. In the end, you’ll come away well-equipped to succeed in the competitive teaching job market.

Practical training. Classroom experience.

When training to be a teacher, it’s important to learn how to handle the day-to-day tasks that come with the job. At Ball State, you’ll learn how to plan, schedule, develop, and teach a journalism class. You’ll also learn how to advise scholastic newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, and online media. Finally, you’ll spend several weeks working alongside a professional teacher, followed by 16 weeks of student teaching. At graduation, you’ll feel confident in yourself, both as an educator and a journalism expert.

Opportunities at every turn.

At Ball State, you’ll be part of a program that maintains a close connection to current high school and middle school teachers through various outreach efforts. And you’ll get plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience. From helping coordinate or teach at J-Day to working one of our well-known journalism workshops, you’ll have lots of chances to practice and refine the skills you acquire in the classroom.

Take the next step.

Ready to take your first step to a successful career in journalism education? Visit our campus to see our facilities and meet our professors and current students. Don't wait. Schedule your visit today.