Education LLC

The Education Living-Learning Community provides students with the opportunity to explore topics related to education as a profession through field trips, workshops, and discussions – all while living with and taking classes with other students considering the same field of study.

Academic Peer Mentor:

Amanda McDonald

Residence Hall

North West Residence Hall

North West Hall is the newest residence hall at Ball State University and opened at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year. North West has around 500 residents and is home to the Music and Humanities and Education Living-Learning Communities.

North West provides students with close access to North Dining Hall, the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center, three close-by residence halls, and several academic buildings.

This state-of-the-art residence hall has centralized air conditioning, free WIFI, a large fitness room, spacious lounges and study spaces, a game room, a music room, and a resource room featuring a variety of equipment and technology for use. The hall is coed and has semi-private bathrooms (a bathroom shared by a small number of students). Furniture within the hall is loftable, allowing students to truly tailor their living space.

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Experiences

Each Living-Learning Community has notable experiences for students. For the Education LLC this includes:

  • Visits: In the past, the Education LLC has taken a “field trip” style trip to Connor Prairie. Visiting the living history museum provided a meaningful and educational experience off-campus for students in the LLC.
  • Coffee and Canvas: This Education legacy program provides students with an opportunity to connect with their LLC peers by expressing their creativity. Generally during this program, students are provided coffee and painting materials.
  • Educational Panels: Educational panels bring community stakeholders, faculty, and staff directly to students involved in the Education LLC. Through the panels, students are provided with the opportunity to have educational conversations and ask questions of those participating.

Resource Room

Located on the second floor of North West Residence Hall, the resource room was specifically designed for students majoring in the education and humanities fields of study and features a variety of equipment and technology for students to use.

A few of the resources available include MakerBot 3D printers, a Glowforge, Promethean boards, sewing machines, large hard surface craft tables, a computer lab, and more. A variety of common educational resources are also available for checkout in the space and allow students to explore topics of interest. The resource room is available for those in the Education LLC to engage in their co-curricular learning interests, pursue passions, and complete projects.

Academic Partner:

Majors:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Early Childhood Education, Teaching
  • Dual Major: Elementary Education Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Hearing Impaired Special Education
  • Intense Interventions
  • Mild Interventions
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Family and Child

Learn About All of Our Living-Learning Communities

Our Living-Learning Communities are part of a university-wide set of programs that provide a supportive environment for students living on campus.

Living-Learning Communities