2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Teachers College

Teachers College 1005, 765-285-5251
Interim Dean: Roy Weaver
Interim Associate Dean: Sheryl Stump
Associate Dean: Anita Welch

Ball State University’s Teachers College is one of the largest granters of professional education degrees in the United States. The college’s reputation for leadership is the result of its emphasis on educational practice and applied research.

The appeal of graduate programs in Teachers College arises from small class sizes that enable students to develop close working relationships with faculty and to interact frequently with their peers. Graduate programs emphasize practicing skills that emerge from theory and research, selected study of research with implications for solving problems or improving practice, opportunities to conduct significant research studies under the guidance of scholars, and an excellent placement record.

For many years, graduate programs in education focused on training and developing instructional and administrative leaders in traditional school settings. More recently graduate programs have been created to broaden the expertise of managers in business, industry, and community organizations; and to provide second-career opportunities for retirees from military, corporate, and government positions.

Teachers College offers doctoral, specialist, and master’s degree programs in a variety of subjects. Degrees are offered by the Department of Educational Leadership (EdD and MAE in educational administration and supervision, EdS in school superintendency, MA in student affairs administration in higher education, EdD in higher education, EdD in adult and community education, the Department of Educational Psychology (MA in school counseling, MA, MS, and PhD in educational psychology, MS in quantitative psychology, EdS and PhD in school psychology), the Department of Educational Studies (MA in adult and community education, MA in curriculum and educational technology, MA in executive development for public service, MA in secondary education, PhD in educational studies), the Department of Elementary Education (PhD, EdD, and MAE in elementary education), and the Department of Special Education (MA and EdD in special education and MA in applied behavior analysis).

See the Science listing under the College of Sciences and Humanities for the doctoral program in environmental science.