Ball State University's Teachers College is the largest educator preparation program in Indiana. Ball State University offers over 30 nationally recognized programs across six colleges. Students in Ball State University's program are provided with many opportunities to exhibit excellence in their content area and pedagogy through rigorous preparation and rich and diverse practicum experiences.
Our distinguished faculty, award-winning academic programs, and rich legacy of community collaboration and teacher preparation provide students with an innovative educational approach.
Our mission is to prepare tomorrow's teachers and enhance the skills of current educators. But we also take seriously our critical role in research that will advance the education field. We take our responsibility seriously to prepare professionals who recognize, reflect, and embrace diversity.
Our shared responsibility is to prepare professionals who recognize, reflect, and embrace a global community's diversity. Diversity includes race, ethnicity, culture, language, exceptionality, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, regional/geographic background, and religion.
We are committed to recruiting, supporting, and retaining a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to inclusivity, equity, and educational opportunities for all.
Our commitment is realized through instructional practices and curricula, student admissions policies, faculty, staff recruiting and hiring practices, collegial engagement, and reward systems. This commitment is reflected in all written departmental and college policies and procedures and the practice of ongoing assessment to ensure progress and continual improvement.