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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 Initiative

Arthur Hochman Scholarship Support Challenge
Beloved professor and colleague Arthur Hochman will retire in May 2022 after 33 years at Butler. Ena Shelley, former Dean of the College of Education, is honoring his legacy on Day of Giving with a challenge–100 gifts for the Hochman Ligon Scholarship will unlock an additional $2,500! 

$100,000
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
Area of Campus Leaderboard
Check out which Area of Campus is leading the pack on Day of Giving!
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 226
2 Live Mascot Program 204
3 Lacy School of Business 188
4 Alumni Engagement 156
5 College of Education 129
6 College of Communication 121
7 Athletics 120
8 College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 110
9 Jordan College of the Arts 80
10 Esports 57
11 Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement 55
12 Student Affairs 46
13 Center for Faith and Vocation 24
14 Career and Professional Success 21
15 Butler Arts and Events Center 15
16 Libraries 10
Ended
$5,000
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Challenge
We did it! Thanks to all LAS Faculty and Staff that made a gift.
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Final Countdown Challenge
In the final hours of 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 $80,000 in student scholarship support!
$10,000 MATCHED
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 a regional alumni community
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Central Indiana Community 217
2 Chicago Community 68
3 Greater Detroit Community 24
4 Greater Boston Community 21
5 Greater New York Community 15
6 St. Louis Community 14
7 Bay Area Community 9
8 Fort Wayne Community 9
9 Cincinnati Community 8
10 Washington, DC Community 8
11 Greater Evansville Community 7
12 Atlanta Community 6
13 Mile High Community 5
Ended
$2,500
Arthur Hochman Scholarship Support Challenge
Beloved professor and colleague Arthur Hochman will retire in May 2022 after 33 years at Butler. Dr. Ena Shelley, former Dean of the College of Education, is honoring his legacy on Day of Giving with a challenge–100 gifts for the Hochman Ligon Scholarship will unlock an additional $2,500!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
College Pride Scholarship Challenge
Go Dawgs! We unlocked $30,000 in scholarship support for Butler students!
$30,000 MATCHED
Completed
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