Ball State University’s teacher, counselor, and administrator preparation programs are an innovative force within education. Ball State is a place where teaching excellence is prized and education programs hold 23 national rankings and recognitions. Ball State’s Teachers College offers approximately 40 online graduate degrees and certificates including programs in applied behavior analysis, special education, gifted and talented education, elementary education, charter school leadership, principal and superintendent preparation, community college leadership, and much more. Ball State has competitive tuition rates and a proven track record in online education. Classes are developed and taught by the same faculty who teach the main-campus programs. Ball State’s education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are one of the nation’s most comprehensive educator programs. Founded in 1918, Ball State is a public university in Muncie, Indiana. Ball State is a ranked research university by the Carnegie Foundation and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.