Ball State University partnership schools are educational sites that collaborate with the university to provide a supportive environment for a cohort of preservice teachers. This partnership model is a logical evolution of the need to improve the preservice field experiences and their supervision under the performance assessment model of teacher preparation. The teachers and administrators in the partner schools work closely with an assigned university supervisor to provide a high-quality student teaching experience for the student teachers. The placement of cohorts of students in the partnership schools assures a more consistent model of supervision for the student teaching experience.
There are many who have agreed to work in partnership with Ball State. These schools include both urban and rural settings and provide unique experiences for the student teachers. For more information regarding the partnership schools, please contact Jon Dee, Director of The Office of Teacher Education Services and Clinical Practice Network, 765-285-1168.