College of Education
Catalysts for the Future

At Butler University’s College of Education, we understand that no other profession in the world exists or advances without great educators. The next generation of leaders in every industry are sitting in P-12 classrooms all over the world today. They deserve passionate and well-trained educators to challenge, encourage and teach them. The College of Education believes we must prepare our students for schools and communities as they could be, not simply perpetuating them as they currently exist. We must be willing to explore with our students the difficult issues of inequities that exist in our schools and society and prepare our students to become agents of change. 

In order to prepare our students, we begin their field experiences during their very first year at Butler through our unique partnerships with local schools. College of Education students are involved in undergraduate research alongside our faculty, who are experts in the art and science of pedagogy. Through this research and field experience, our students learn how to adjust their teaching to an ever-changing environment, relying on proven methods while exploring new techniques.

Today’s educators are required to be adept at recognizing the individual needs of their students. Families and communities are increasingly relying on educators to identify children facing social, emotional and mental health challenges. This requires a high level of preparation and training. Through our rigorous academic program, College of Education graduates are prepared not just to succeed but to thrive as educators, counselors, and mentors in schools, museums, hospitals, and other youth-centered organizations. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) recognized Butler University as a “model of excellence in clinical preparation for teacher education.” Our graduates are employed in over 100 schools locally, 11 states nationally, and five countries internationally, positively impacting children, schools, and communities around the world. 

In order to continue preparing our students for the classrooms of the future, we need your help. An investment in the College of Education is an investment in the ongoing development of excellent educators for every community.

Featured College of Education Initatives

College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund Challenge
Help unlock $1,500 for the newly created College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund. $5,000 in gifts to any College of Education fund will unlock an additional $1,500 for the COE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund. The Fund will be used to support initiatives, programming, and mentoring that engage current and future COE students, COE faculty and staff, and partner educators in pursuing and sustaining anti-racist and inclusive teaching and learning.

$50,000
Participation Challenge
Some call it giving back, we call it the Butler Way. Thank you, Bulldogs! And a special thank you to Ken Massaroni '83 and Lori Ziemba '82, and Lynne Zydowsky '81for funding this challenge.
1,500 / 1,500 Gifts
Completed
Leaderboard
Alumni Community Leaderboard
Check out which Alumni Communities are making the largest impact on Butler Day of Giving!
Please indicate if you are a member of an alumni community
Rank Answer Amount
1 Central Indiana Community $22,960.00
2 Chicago Community $17,453.01
3 MBA Community $4,425.00
4 Greater Detroit Community $2,550.00
5 Greater Boston Community $2,410.00
6 Bay Area Community $2,230.00
7 Black Alumni Association $2,100.00
8 LGBT Alumni Association $2,075.00
9 Greater New York Community $1,675.00
10 Washington, DC Community $1,600.00
11 Greater Evansville Community $1,520.00
12 Atlanta Community $1,100.01
13 St. Louis Community $1,000.00
14 Cincinnati Community $990.18
15 Young Alumni Board $830.10
16 Fort Wayne Community $410.00
17 Mile High Community $275.00
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$1,500
College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund Challenge
Help unlock $1,500 for the newly created College of Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund. $5,000 in gifts to any College of Education fund will unlock an additional $1,500 for the COE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund. The Fund will be used to support initiatives, programming, and mentoring that engage current and future COE students, COE faculty and staff, and partner educators in pursuing and sustaining anti-racist and inclusive teaching and learning.
$5,000 / $5,000 Raised
Completed
$1,700
Young Alumni Board Challenge
Young alumni rock! Thanks for your support!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
A Final Four Challenge
Let's finish strong over the last 4 hours of BU Day of Giving! Gifts made to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Your gift to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship could be the game-winner pushing us over the 1,500 gift goal unlocking an additional $50,000 in student scholarship support!
$10,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Butler Fund for Student Scholarship Matching Challenge
Gifts made to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 on Day of Giving. Butler University has steadily grown our financial aid allocation to nearly $78 million per year, but we need your help to further expand the financial resources available to our students and their families. Your gift to the Butler Fund for Student Scholarship will allow students to continue to experience the superior education that can only be offered at Butler University.
$25,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Show Your Pride College Scholarship Challenge
The first $30,000 in Day of Giving gifts made to the Annual Scholarship Fund of any of our six academic colleges will be doubled! Support student scholarships in the College of Communication, College of Education, Jordan College of the Arts, Lacy School of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and/or the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and your gift will be matched!
$30,000 MATCHED
Completed
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