Programs offered through our Department of Family, Consumer, and Technology Education will prepare you for a rewarding and fulfilling role as an educator, leader, or human services provider in a variety of settings. We strongly emphasize hands-on learning and community outreach. Our diverse faculty are dedicated to preparing you to become a competent and committed professional who impacts the classroom, community, or home.

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Family and Child

On Campus

Ball State's family and child major will prepare you to make a lasting difference in the lives of families and children. As a student, you will pick from three closely related concentrations in child development, family studies, and pre-child life. Learn more.

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

On Campus

Do you love the idea of using your teaching career to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities? Then Ball State's major in family and consumer sciences education is right for you. Learn more.

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Technology and Engineering Education

On Campus

Ball State's major in technology and engineering education prepares you to teach technology-based courses at the middle school and high school levels. Learn more.

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MA in Technology Education


Understand the nature of a rapidly changing field and become a more effective instructor in technology or engineering with our all-online master of arts in technology education. Learn more.

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Infant and Toddler Undergraduate Certificate


Earn a specialized credential for working with children three and younger with our infant and toddler undergraduate certificate. Learn more.
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Design Technology

A minor in design technology will teach you how to use computer-aided design software to prepare technical drawings and diagrams that can be used in production drawings, technical manuals, and reports. Learn more.

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Family Engagement

Understand the family context and how it affects children develop and flourish with our minor in family engagement. Learn more.

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Industrial Leadership

A minor in industrial leadership will help you develop an understanding of how manufacturing-related industries are organized and supervised. Learn more.
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Infant and Toddler Specialization

Acquire the skills and knowledge you need to work with and serve our youngest children. This program covers broad topics related to child care and development. Learn more.