Ball State University Teachers College

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Teachers College
Established 1968 (on-going remodels)
Type Academic College
Parent institution Ball State University
Dean John Jacobson
Location Corner of McKinley & Riverside (Scramble Light)
40°12′03″N 85°24′31″W / 40.200822°N 85.408530°W / 40.200822; -85.408530Coordinates: 40°12′03″N 85°24′31″W / 40.200822°N 85.408530°W / 40.200822; -85.408530
Architect Walter Scholer & Associates
Website www.bsu.edu/teachers

Teachers College is an academic college of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Teachers College is housed in a 10-story, 138 ft tall building which is the second tallest in Delaware County.[1] It is home to six academic departments: Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services, Educational Leadership, Educational Psychology, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, and Special Education. It also houses the Office of the Dean and the Office of Teacher Education Services.

History[edit]

Teachers College Building, as seen from the Scramble Light in 2008.

Ball State University began in 1899 as a private teachers college, the Eastern Indiana Normal School. At this early age all classrooms, residence halls, offices, and dining facilities were located in Ball State University's Administration Building. In 1917 the college, Indiana State Normal School (Eastern Division), was purchased by the Ball Brothers, local industrialists and entrepreneurs. It then was donated to the state of Indiana in 1918, making the teachers college a public institution. In 1922 the campus had expanded to several buildings, and the name was changed to Ball Teachers College and later Ball State Teachers College (1929) to honor the Ball Brothers' dedication to the institution. The Indiana State Teachers College Board governed the school until 1961; a board of trustees was established in 1961 to govern the newly created Ball State College. The College rapidly expanded its curricula and was renamed Ball State University in 1965 in recognition of its growth and in anticipation of its future impact on education in the state of Indiana.[2]

Teachers College remains one of the largest of seven academic colleges at the University and offers a wide selection of academic programs. Its educator programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the College is home to several nationally recognized and distinguished faculty members.[3]

Academic Departments[edit]

Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services[edit]

The Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services is located on the sixth floor of Teachers College. Its Counseling Practicum Clinic offers counseling services to local residents provided by graduate students under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Students in these positions are completing requirements for either master's or doctoral counseling degrees in the department and are preparing for future work in educational settings, counseling centers, community agencies, and hospitals.[4] The Department offers both undergraduate courses and graduate programs.

Educational Leadership[edit]

The Department of Educational Leadership is located on the ninth floor of Teachers College. Formerly known as the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision, it has been granting degrees in educational administration for more than 70 years. Approximately one-third of school superintendents in Indiana received their Ed.S. or Ed.D degrees from the Educational Leadership programs, and nearly 20% of current Indiana school principals received their license through the Department's master's or licensure programs.[5] The Department currently offers three graduate programs in educational administration and supervision.

Educational Psychology[edit]

The Department of Educational Psychology is located on the fifth floor of Teachers College. Its Psychoeducational Diagnostic and Intervention Clinic provides both psychological and educational services to its community through consultation, assessment, and intervention. It provides field-based services to nine school corporations in Indiana, the Burris Laboratory School, the Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie, and approximately 125 local residents annually. The Neuropsychological Laboratory provides evaluations to individuals with known or suspected brain illness or injury and consults with physicians, employers, and schools to monitor treatments and recoveries.[6] The Department offers undergraduate courses, an undergraduate minor, and graduate programs.

Educational Studies[edit]

The Department of Educational Studies is located on the eighth floor of Teachers College. It is a "learning community engaged in the preparation of educators, the discovery of knowledge, and the promotion of social justice."[7] Its undergraduate programs prepare future teachers of all grade, junior high/middle school, and secondary classrooms, and its two minors focus on educational technology and multicultural education. The Department is home to two doctoral programs, and its five master's degrees include the nationally-recognized Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education.[8]

Elementary Education[edit]

The Department of Elementary Education is located on the second floor of Teachers College. Its undergraduate programs prepare future teachers in early education and elementary education, and its graduate programs further develop students' expertise in the education of elementary-age children. Emphasis is placed on blending theory and practice to provide rewarding immersive learning experiences.[9]

Special Education[edit]

The Department of Special Education is located on the seventh floor of Teachers College. It boasts eight programs recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children and the most comprehensive special education program in Indiana. Home to the only deaf education program in the state, students have the opportunity to gain field experience at the Indiana School for the Deaf.[10] The Department offers six undergraduate majors and three graduate programs.

Academic Programs[edit]

Certificate Programs[edit]

Teachers College offers certificate programs in the following:[11]

  • Gifted and Talented (High Abilities) Education
  • Middle Level Education
  • College and University Teaching
  • Diversity
  • Response to Intervention
  • Autism
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Computer Education for Teachers
  • Identity and Leadership Development for Counselors
  • Charter School Leadership

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

Teachers College offers undergraduate programs in the following:[12]

  • Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
    • Interpersonal Relations (minor)
  • Educational Psychology
    • Psychology of Human Development (minor)
  • Educational Studies
    • All-Grade Education
    • Senior High, Junior High, and Middle School Education
    • Educational Technology (minor)
    • Multicultural Education (minor)
  • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
    • Early Childhood Special Education
    • Hearing Impaired/Deaf
    • Mild Interventions All-Grade
    • Severe Interventions All-Grade
    • Elementary Education and Mild Interventions (dual major)
    • Hearing Impaired (minor)

Graduate Programs[edit]

Teachers College offers graduate programs in the following:[13]

  • Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
    • Master of Arts -- Clinical Mental Health
    • Master of Arts -- Social Psychology
    • Dual Master of Arts -- Social Psychology and Counseling
    • Doctor of Philosophy -- Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Leadership
    • Master of Arts -- Educational Administration and Leadership
    • Specialist in Education -- School Superintendency
    • Doctor of Education -- Educational Administration and Supervision
  • Educational Psychology
    • Master of Arts -- Educational Psychology
    • Master of Arts -- School Psychology
    • Specialist in Education -- School Psychology
    • Doctor of Philosophy -- Educational Psychology
    • Doctor of Philosophy -- School Psychology
  • Educational Studies
    • Master of Arts -- Adult and Community Education
    • Master of Arts -- Curriculum and Educational Technology
    • Master of Arts -- Executive Development for Public Service
    • Master of Arts -- Secondary Education
    • Master of Arts -- Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
    • Doctor of Education -- Adult, Higher, and Community Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy -- Educational Studies
  • Elementary Education
    • Master of Arts in Education -- Elementary Education
    • Doctor of Education -- Elementary Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy -- Elementary Education
  • Special Education
    • Master of Arts -- Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism
    • Master of Arts -- Special Education
    • Master of Arts in Education -- Special Education
    • Doctor of Education -- Special Education

Awards[edit]

See Rankings and Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSU Teachers College - Muncie Building Heights". Emporis. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "History and Mission". Ball State University. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Teachers College". Ball State University. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Counseling Practicum Clinic". Ball State University. Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Quick Facts". Ball State University. Department of Educational Leadership. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Facts-at-a-Glance". Ball State University. Department of Educational Psychology. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mission Statement". Ball State University. Department of Educational Studies. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Educational Studies". Ball State University. Department of Educational Studies. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Elementary Education". Ball State University. Department of Elementary Education. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Special Education". Ball State University. Department of Special Education. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Certificate Programs". Ball State University. Teachers College. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Undergraduate Programs". Ball State University. Teachers College. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Graduate Programs". Ball State University. Teachers College. Retrieved 18 July 2011.