Ball State University Reviews - Bachelor's in Elementary Education
Ball State University has an excellent education program. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I had numerous opportunities to participate in classrooms with teachers. This invaluable knowledge helped to prepare me for my teaching career. That is why I have chosen Ball State University again, to pursue my Master's degree.
Education: I graduated from the Ball State Teachers College in 2016. I feel that the program that I was in was exceptional. I had amazing professors, advisors and many opportunities for actual field experience. The program offered many student teaching opportunities within the state, out of the state and even out of the country. I received a job offer 2 month prior to graduating from Ball State. I have been in my field for several months now and I find that I am more prepared than other first year peers. Advising/career opportunities: Ball State has a career center that helps with creating resumes, preparing for job interviews and searching for jobs. There are also several career fairs throughout the year. There are larger career fairs open for everyone and there are smaller career fairs that are targeted for certain careers. Diversity: Ball state has a diverse staff and student population. There is also a multicultural center that host many events and has many information for diverse clubs throughout the campus.
I had a wonderful experience. I appreciated a majority of my professors, especially as a began taking classes towards my major. I felt the size of the campus and number of students was a perfect fit for me. I had a wonderful experience working with my academic advisor.
Ball State University was an amazing university to attend. The professors were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding. The professors and staff at Ball State continuously worked to ensure that every student received an equitable education. They provide opportunities for me to become the best teacher that I could be. I felt fully prepared for the real education world when I graduate and that showed when I received my first teaching job.
Ball State was an excellent school for teacher preparation. I've been teaching for 3 years now and have had numerous conversations with co-workers about our prepatory classes. Ball State does an excellent job preparing teachers and does a much better job than most colleges that I've dealt with. I have had 2 student teachers throughout my career (from 2 different colleges) and was very dissatisfied with their program, in comparison to what I went through. Ball State throws you into a classroom your first semester and then consistently builds it's curriculum off student applications. Once accepted into the teacher's college, you spend more time working with students and gaining hands on experience than you do in a lecture hall. I loved Ball State's program. Ball State is a very well balanced college. It's a great education experience, with an excellent degree reputation. It has a fantastic social community, great social aspects, and many incredible leadership programs.