Ball State’s Teachers College ranks in the top 25 in the nation for the number of nationally recognized educator programs it offers.

From intimate and interactive classes to innovative and inspiring faculty, other advantages of Ball State’s master’s in elementary education are worth reviewing.

Small, Interactive Classes

  • So you won’t work alone and to assure maximum interaction, classes average around 20 students.
  • Your classmates will be ambitious elementary school teachers from across the country.
  • You will learn from the same professors who teach on our main campus. Our professors are active in their field, have taught in elementary classrooms, and design their courses with you, an active professional in elementary education, in mind.
  • You’ll follow a sequence and timeline of classes so it is possible to finish in four semesters—for example, summer, fall, spring, and summer.
  • You will interact regularly with your professors and classmates in courses that are meant to have immediate applicability to your current classroom.

A Technological Leader

  • This program is an innovative leader in online education. 
  • All of Ball State’s on-site technology resources are available to you online.

Quick Fact

Ball State placed eighth in the nation in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranking of best online graduate education programs.

A Reputation to Talk About

  • A national leader in education, Ball State Teachers College has been offering online courses since the late 1990s and today offers one of the largest arrays of online teacher- and administrator-preparation in the country. So, you can be assured our professors have experience and skills in online delivery of course materials.
  • Our alumni fill administrative and teaching positions across Indiana and the United States.
  • Ball State is a member of the Quality Matters Program, which sets a nationally recognized standard of best practices for online and blended learning.
  • We also offer a Ph.D and an Ed.D. in elementary education. These programs are available on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana.
  • Designed with new teacher performance assessment models in mind.

For Indiana Teachers

  • If you are an Indiana teacher, the master’s in elementary education is a step towards earning a 10-year renewal on your teaching license when you earn your degree in one of our focus areas.
  • The program is compatible with Indiana’s teacher performance assessment models.  

Recognized, approved, or accredited by:

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Higher Learning Commission  
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • Indiana State Reading Association (ISRA)
  • National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC)
  • Indiana Association for the Education of the Young Child (IAEYC)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)