The following organizations are housed in the Teachers College. For information on organizations in your content area, check with the appropriate department or college.
The Alliance of Black and Latinx Teachers (ABLT) club promotes the recruitment, training, and retention of black and Latinx educators. ABLT advocates for diverse literature and diverse teaching recruitment and practices that connect and educate black and Latinx students in their local and global communities. ABLT unites black and Latinx students across educational platforms in order to enrich their learning performance and encourage their membership and contribution to the field of education. Learn more.
Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club supports future educators while promoting educational excellence, professionalism, altruism, and world understanding. Learn more.
The Ball State affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English serves the University’s English language arts preservice teachers and in-service educators as they develop lasting professional relationships with one another and the National Council of Teachers of English. The organization also provides opportunities for Ball State students to pursue professional development, research, and creative endeavors in the field of English language arts. The organization holds a central commitment of furthering equitable and just English language arts education for all. Learn more.
The Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) is a local chapter of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training, which is the student organization for APA's Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology. ANST provides a forum in which graduate students may discuss and disseminate information related to important issues in clinical neuropsychology such as training, practice, research, and career opportunities. Learn more.
The Technology and Engineering Education (TEE) Club is composed of teacher education majors in technology and engineering education plus other students interested in innovation, design, sustainability, and modern industry. Learn more.
College Mentors for Kids pairs children with college students, one-to-one. These children are placed, grade level, into buddy families that do a different activity each week. The little buddies learn about higher education, community service, culture and diversity, and economics. Learn more.
Creative Minds meets almost every month during the academic year to create preplanned crafts together. For only $40 for a year, you'll get all the supplies needed to create seven masterpieces. Meeting days vary. Learn more.
Delivering Educational Support to Kenya (DESK) provides yearly educational support to students in need in Kenya. The educational support is mainly school supplies. The organization accomplishes this mission through various fundraising activities. Learn more.
Education in Action is an organization for all education majors (pre-K-12). You’ll participate in community events, supply education related resources, and have a lot of fun. The organization also show our pride and passion for the field of education through various discussions, events, socials, and experiences. Learn more.
The Family and Child Student Organization (FCSO) promotes its area of study by providing extra-curricular activities related to the field as well as leadership opportunities and social interaction for members. Those majoring in Child Development, Child Life, or Family Studies are encouraged to pursue FCSO. If you are interested in becoming involved with FCSO, please attend our meetings to hear guest speakers in the field as well as interact with others in the Department of Family, Consumer, and Technology Education. Learn More.
We as professionals will advance current knowledge of family and consumer sciences as an occupation with our expertise and use a variety of methods to increase the well-being of our communities, families, and individuals. Pursuant of our goal, we will share knowledge with the community, family, and individual through a variety of acts of service to promote a better life for all. Learn more.
Kappa Delta Pi advances quality education by inspiring teachers to prepare all learners for future challenges. Learn more.
The Partners in Literacy Council (PiL) cultivates creativity, promotes critical thinking, and creates lifelong readers and writers in order to provide professional development and immersive experience to Ball State students. The organization accomplishes this by outreach programming such as interactive events and exhibits with hands-on activities, after-school literacy clubs, and local Little Free Libraries. Learn more.
Phi Upsilon Omicron is a national honor society founded in 1909. The local chapter at Ball State University, Alpha Sigma, initiates students each semester by invitation in the following majors: child development, child life, family and consumer sciences education, and family studies, along with other majors at the university that are recognized by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences as related areas. Phi Upsilon Omicron offers an environment empowering lifelong learning, leadership building, and ethical and scholastic excellence. Learn More.
Showing Up for Social Justice challenges and exposes the dominant narratives in our society and in turn, deconstructs personal experiences and beliefs through a social justice lens. The organization seeks to work alongside others that challenge injustice and actively work for equitable change. Learn more.
Social Justice in Education explores and addresses issues of social justice relevant to students, teachers, and schools (K-12). Our mission, as future teachers, is to educate, inform, and work toward enhancing the school lives of diverse populations of students. Learn more.
The Society of Educational Studies supports the professional and scholarly development of graduate students in the Department of Educational Studies. The organization provides workshops, peer collaboration, and academic support. Learn more.
Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) is highly coordinated with the objectives of Division 16 of APA. Learn more.
The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) offers multiple opportunities for preservice teachers to further develop their interpersonal skills by working with individuals with disabilities and their families. Learn more.
The Earl A. Johnson chapter of the Ball State University Student Education Association is a pre-professional organization open to all education majors at the University. The organization focuses on professional development and volunteering to get future teachers prepared for their career in the classroom. The Ball State Student Education Association is affiliated with the Indiana Student Education Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the National Education Association. Learn more.