Special Education

The Department of Special Education prepares students for careers as applied behavior analysts, special educators and administrators, deaf educators, ASL specialists, and curriculum developers. We pride ourselves as a comprehensive department which is fully accredited and state and nationally recognized. We value the learning experiences of students and strive to support them, beyond the classroom, by offering opportunities to get involved in student and community organizations. We are proud of our students and the quality of our alumni and hope to continue our legacy. Your continued support contributes to our goal of providing quality instruction and graduating the highest qualified students with invaluable learning experiences. In doing so, we hope to continue to recruit students in the State of Indiana and beyond to combat the shortage of teachers in over 70% of the school districts in Indiana. Therefore, some of the donation dollars will be allocated to ensure the recruitment of high caliber students who will, in turn, become outstanding educators. Additionally, your support and unrestricted donations will assist our department in supporting community outreach programs for children with special needs. One example of how we ensure that our students and faculty are involved in our community is through the Summer Autism Camp. This camp is funded solely by donations given to our department and provides opportunities for children with ASD in our community to receive a free summer camp experience that is supported by special educators, counselors, and behavior analysts. The summer camp is directed and supported by faculty and funds from our department and depends on the continued support from you. We also pride ourselves in providing unique learning opportunities for our students. Our programs utilize cutting edge technologies and equip our students with tools to be successful in the workforce. Our adaptive teach lab provides an opportunity for our students to learn how to incorporate adaptive technologies into their teaching practices. This lab and its success are sustained by your generous donations that are used to purchase and upkeep equipment. Donations from our friends and supportive alumni will also help us continue to support student scholarships, purchase instructional materials to enhance faculty instruction, support faculty research through special equipment purchases and support faculty professional development. All of these experiences and activities have allowed our students to continue to carry the legacy of one of the highest education programs in the state and beyond. One of our intense intervention majors, Kyra H., stated it best, “I was advised that Ball State has the best teaching program in Indiana. A principal said that if a stack of resumes was on his desk, he would give priority to Ball State graduates.” This attests to the importance of our department’s impact on the field of education. It is with the help of your generous donations that we are able to continue to deliver the highest quality special education programs for our students.

Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Associate Professor, Elizabeth Agnew, for winning $2,000 to donate to Religious Studies!
1 / 1 Gifts
1,918th Gift
The 1,918th gift will unlock $20,000 for student scholarships!
1,918 / 1,918 Gifts
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
1 $6,000 Theatre & Dance 747
2 $3,000 Athletics 623
3 $1,500 Ball State's Greatest Needs 168
4 Greek Life 119
5 Student Scholarships 88
Academic Dept Participation Leaderboard
Which academic department will have most gifts on One Ball State Day? Make a gift to your department to help keep them at the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Departments Gifts
1 Theatre & Dance 747
2 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 88
3 Communication Studies 68
4 Telecommunications 62
5 Journalism 60
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!
Rank Campus unit/fund Raised
1 Athletics $66,023.77
2 Theatre & Dance $19,328.27
3 Ball State's Greatest Needs $16,322.32
4 Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy $11,680.00
5 Teachers College $10,963.32
1,000 Gifts
1,000 gifts will unlock a gift of $1,000 from ’06 grad, Scott Wenclewicz.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
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Participating Groups
Ball State's Greatest Needs Student Scholarships Athletics College of Architecture & Planning College of Communication, Information, and Media College of Fine Arts College of Health College of Sciences & Humanities Honors College Miller College of Business Teachers College Accounting Alumni Association Anthropology Architecture Army ROTC Ball State Student Media Beta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Biology Black Alumni Constituent Society Black Student Association Bowen Center for Public Affairs Burris Laboratory School Cardinal Kitchen Career Center Center for Information & Communication Sciences Charles W. Brown Planetarium/Physics & Astronomy Chemistry Communication Studies Computer Science Construction Management Counseling Center Counseling Psychology | Social Psych & Counseling Criminal Justice & Criminology David Owsley Museum of Art Department of Marketing | CADMA Disability Services Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies Economics Educational Leadership Educational Psychology & D.E.S.K. Elementary Education Emens Auditorium English Entrepreneurship Center Finance & Insurance Geography Geological Sciences Graduate School Greek Life History Indiana Academy ISOM Journalism Landscape Architecture Logistics & Supply Chain Management Center Management Mathematical Sciences MBA | Master of Business Administration Miller Business Honors Program Modern Languages & Classics Natural Resources & Environmental Management NESTT Learning Labs Nutrition & Health Science Parents Fund Philosophy & Religious Studies Political Science Pride of Mid-America Marching Band Psychological Science Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Rinker Center for International Programs School of Art School of Kinesiology School of Music School of Nursing Schools Within the Context of Community Social Work Sociology Special Education Spectrum Speech Pathology & Audiology Sports Link Student Affairs Student Life Student Voluntary Services Telecommunications Theatre & Dance University Libraries University Police Department University Singers Urban Planning Women of the Ball Family Fund Women's & Gender Studies