An elementary school teacher not only helps children learn but prepares future leaders. Our programs offer real-world applications and immersive learning projects for students to gain valuable, hands-on experience working alongside community organizations such as museums, childcare centers, and community agencies. We prepare teachers who are culturally responsive and committed to social justice through engagement with the community. Your support will help our Ball State students in elementary education to work with children and teachers in schools and organizations:
Living-Learning Communities: Peer mentoring and community building for freshman
College Mentors for Kids: Ball State students mentor local Muncie students
Travel: Variety of opportunities to travel and learn, including studying abroad in England and student teaching in Texas or Germany
Urban School program: Ball State students teach for a year in an Indianapolis school district
Schools within the Context of Community: Ball State students work in the local schools
STEAM Enrichment: Ball State students facilitate afterschool programming
Camp Adventure: Local elementary students attend 4 weeks of summer camp
Additional information about our program
Our program offers real-world applications and immersive learning projects, in which students gain valuable, hands-on experience working alongside community organizations such as museums, childcare centers, and community agencies.
Through Ball State's Professional Development Schools program, we partner with a number of elementary schools and early childhood centers to provide placements for our practicum students and student teachers.
Teacher candidates begin working in the field, directly with students and professional teachers, and this continues through student teaching to graduation.
Our graduates have a 93 percent placement rate thanks to our dedicated, experienced faculty responsible for our programs, many of whom consistently rank among the best of their kind in the U.S.
Your support will help our Ball State students in elementary education to work with children and teachers in schools and organizations. —Thank you for your donation!
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