Ball State University's Teachers College has an outstanding reputation for producing knowledgeable teachers who are well-prepared for the classroom. Our programs meet the standards of the Division of Professional Standards (DPS) at the Indiana Department of Education and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Higher Learning Commission.

Students in our teacher education programs are engaged in school classrooms often beginning their first semester. They also participate in community service activities and have access to a wealth of resources and the latest technology.

We encourage our students to challenge themselves and to become the best teachers that they can be. It is because of these high standards that our graduates are highly regarded and recruited by school systems across Indiana and the Midwest.

To apply for admission to any of our programs, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. International students should contact the Office of International Admissions.

We invite you to explore our programs:

Elementary Education
Our elementary education programs prepare you to be a licensed teacher qualified to work in child care centers, preschools, and elementary schools. You will have many opportunities for classroom experiences throughout the program at Burris Laboratory School, a national model for primary and secondary education since its founding in 1929, and at other local schools.



Special Education
Majors in the Department of Special Education help you understand disabilities and how they affect students and their families, schools, and society. You will have many opportunities to observe children and youth with disabilities. Graduates are certified to teach in their chosen areas.




Educational Psychology
A minor in human development can be useful for many majors including nursing and pre-law.


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