Topics: Academic Programs, Awards, Teachers College, Faculty

January 27, 2021

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With one of the widest arrays of online graduate education programs in the country, Ball State University’s Teachers College is once again earning national recognition.

Ball State’s online master’s degrees in education programs tied for 35th overall in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Programs” list, which was released this week. Ball State Teachers College also ranked highly in two specialty online master’s education categories: Curriculum and Instruction (sixth) and Educational Administration and Supervision (tied for 15th).

In another specialty area — Best Online Master’s Education Programs for Veterans — Ball State tied for 17th.

Ball State this year placed in the top 12 percent of 296 total eligible online master’s education programs in the nation, and received the highest ranking of any Indiana institution.

“Ball State Teachers College programs offer high-quality courses, which combine theory and practice that meet the dynamic needs of working and pre-service professionals,” said Dr. Anand Marri, Dean of Teachers College. “We are proud to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report, particularly for our online master’s education programs.”

Nationally accredited since 1954, Ball State is the largest teacher preparation provider in Indiana. Teachers College also boasts one of the nation’s most comprehensive offerings in terms of the quantity and quality of educator programs available. Ball State’s online graduate education degree program, meanwhile, has competitive tuition rates and rolling application deadlines.

Marri and his staff believe a couple other major factors contribute to the success of Ball State’s online graduate education degree programs:

  • Award-winning faculty: The majority of Teachers College online courses are taught by full-time, tenure-line faculty. Enrollments are also limited so that student engagement opportunities with these educational experts are increased.
  • Functional course design: Students interact regularly with professors and classmates in courses that are meant to have immediate applicability to their current classroom or educational situation. Ball State Teachers College has been offering online courses since the late 1990s and today offers one of the largest arrays of online teacher- and administrator-preparation in the country, so students can be assured their professors have experience and skills in online delivery of course materials.

For more information about Ball State’s Master’s degrees in education programs — including Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration and Supervision, and more — visit the programs’ website. For more information on other highly-ranked online programs at Ball State, visit