Teachers College

Teachers College Dean’s Excellence Fund


Historically, Ball State Teachers College has been an innovator in a variety of areas that has brought national and international recognition and enhanced its reputation.


Some illustrations include: 

  • One of the first colleges of education in the United States to partner with Apple Computer, Inc., in a laptop requirement of all teacher education majors 
  • A student teaching program in Department of Defense Education Activity schools (DoDEA) in Germany that has lasted more than 15 years with over 200 student teachers participating
  • A leader in the development and delivery of more than 50 Electronic Field Trips (EFTs) broadcast over a 13-year period with some of the world’s greatest museums, agencies, and organizations – Smithsonian Museums of Air and Space, American Indian, and Natural History; U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; National Parks – Carlsbad Caverns, Grand Tetons, and Grand Canyon; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Baseball Hall of Fame, and many others
  • Professional development opportunities ranging from Project Lead The Way (PLTW) training to Restorative Justice workshops.

The Teachers College Dean’s Excellence Fund has provided support for these and many other initiatives. It has also been used for:

  • Market research studies on programs to determine viability and areas for future growth
  • Activities of the Dean’s Advisory Council, alumni who meet twice a year to review programs, initiatives, plans, and ideas and engage in planning
  • Initiatives of the Teachers College Alumni Society, alumni who meet twice a year to select scholarship recipients, select alumni award winners, select innovative teaching grant recipients and plan special events 
  • Gatherings with alumni across the nation to share updates on Teachers College accomplishments and learn more about their many successes.

Having access to discretionary funds is one of the most critical needs for the Teachers College. Being able to respond quickly to opportunities, to meet challenges, and to engage alumni and others is essential to our future and our reputation.


Your gift will be used to support the kind of initiatives that can make a significant difference for our faculty, students, alumni, and education partners.

Ball State Unit or Org with the Most Gifts
The Ball State unit/org with the most gifts on April 9 will receive an additional $6,000 for their department/org 2nd place = $3,000 3rd place = $1,500
Rank Prize Department Gifts
College Participation Leaderboard
Which college will have the most gifts during One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your college to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank College Gifts
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Which area will raise the most on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your favorite area of the University to help keep them flying high at the top of the leaderboard!
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