May 27, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Educational Studies


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Department of Educational Studies
School of Education

Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-6441 ~ http://www.ipfw.edu.educ 

Elementary Education

Special Academic Regulations for Students in Elementary Education

In addition to the academic regulations of IPFW (see Part 8 ), the following rules apply to elementary education students.

GPA Requirements 

Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher are automatically admitted to the school. Students with a GPA of 2.00–2.49 who wish to transfer into the school or change their major may be admitted as education premajors. These students will not be eligible for admission to teacher education until they achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Developmental Courses

No credit toward graduation is awarded for ENG W129; or MA 109 or 113.

Pass/Not-Pass Option

Permission to elect this option must be requested on a form available from the School of Education. Permission will be granted only if the course will not be used to fulfill any degree requirements other than total credits for the degree.

Correspondence Courses

The school approves limited numbers of credits earned by correspondence study. You may not use more than 18 credits of correspondence courses toward the degree.

Admission to Block 1 

In order to be admitted into Block 1, you must earn a B or better in the following courses: COM 114, ENG W131, ENG W233, and EDUC W200/M101. You must earn a C or better in the following courses: MA 101, EDUC F200, CSD 115, EDUC P250/M101 and EDUC Q200.  You must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). You must complete 45 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 including all coursework from previously attended institutions.

For the bachelor’s degree, you must complete each course in the education blocks 1, 2, and 3 with a grade of C or better. In blocks 2 and 3 you must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher in each block. Elementary education students must complete each general education area with a GPA of 2.00 or higher. Grades earned in each teaching minor and/or concentration must average 2.50 or higher. You must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible to receive a B.S.Ed.

Academic Fresh Start

The school has an academic fresh start option to assist students who are returning to college after an absence of five or more years. The policy permits students’ recent college performance to determine the GPA required for admission into teacher education.

You must apply for this option after the completion of 12 credits following the admission/readmission to IPFW. For further information, consult with your academic advisor or visit the School of Education Licensing and Advising Center, Neff 243.

Upper-Division Courses

You must complete at least 35 credits at the 300–400 level.

Deadlines

Before you student teach, it is strongly recommended that you complete a speech and hearing examination prescribed by the School of Education. During the senior year, you must file an application for your degree.

Resident Study

You must complete your final 32 credits at IPFW, with at least 12 of these credits in professional education courses.

Teacher Licensure

To be eligible for initial teacher licensure, you must complete the elementary education requirements for a bachelor’s degree, pass the Praxis I and Praxis II exams, complete a CPR certification, and apply for the license.

Early Field Experience Program

If you are pursuing a B.S. in elementary education, you are required to participate in the prescribed field-experience program. Field-experience courses are numbered M101, M201, M301, and M401 and must be taken as shown in the degree-requirements listings.

This distinctive program provides an organized series of courses designed to integrate all professional education courses with field experiences. The program allows you repeated opportunities to participate with teachers/pupils in classrooms. In the early part of your field-experience program, you are introduced to teaching, educational concerns, goal setting, and professionalism.

Student Teaching

All students expecting to student teach should schedule an appointment and file a completed application in the office of Student Teaching, Neff 243, one year before you plan to student teach. Appointments are available between October to December for students who plan to student teach in the fall semester or January to March for students who plan to student teach in the spring semester. Please do not submit an application unless you actually intend to complete your student teaching during the upcoming school year. Exact dates are available by contacting the office of Student Teaching (Neff 243, 260-481-6457).

Portfolio

All students seeking initial teacher certification must complete and submit a portfolio for assessment. The portfolio is based upon the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) Standards and is used to assess a teacher candidate’s knowledge and mastery of the standards. Portfolio checkpoints are seen throughout the program of study with a final assessment taken during the student teaching semester.

Secondary Education

Special Academic Regulations for Students in Secondary Education

In addition to the academic regulations of IPFW (see Part 8 ), the following rules apply to secondary education students.

GPA Requirements

Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher are automatically admitted to the school. Students with a GPA of 2.00–2.49 who wish to transfer into the school or change their major may be admitted as education premajors. These students will not be eligible for admission to teacher education until they achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Developmental Courses

No credit toward graduation is awarded for ENG W129; or MA 109 or 113.

Pass/Not-Pass Option

Permission to elect this option must be requested on a form available from the School of Education. Permission will be granted only if the course will not be used to fulfill any degree requirements other than total credits for the degree.

Correspondence Courses

The school approves limited numbers of credits earned by correspondence study. You may not use more than 18 credits of correspondence courses toward the degree.

Admission to Block 1

In order to be admitted into Block 1 you must earn a B or better in the following courses: ENG W131, COM 114, and EDUC W200. You must earn a C or better in the following courses: EDUC K201 and a quantitative reasoning (math) course, and you must pass EDUA F300. You must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). You must complete 45 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

For the bachelor’s degree, you must complete each course in the education Blocks 1 and 2 with a grade of C or better. In Block 2 you must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. Secondary education students must complete each general education area with a GPA of 2.00 or higher. Grades earned in each teaching major and/or minor must average 2.50 or higher. You must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher to be eligible to receive a B.S.Ed.

Academic Fresh Start

The school has an academic fresh start option to assist students who are returning to college after an absence of five or more years. The policy permits students’ recent college performance to determine the GPA required for admission into teacher education.

You must apply for this option after the completion of 12 credits following admission/readmission to IPFW. For further information, consult with your academic advisor or visit the School of Education Licensing and Advising Center, Neff 243.

Upper-Division Courses

You must complete at least 35 credits at the 300-400 level.

Deadlines

Before you student teach, it is strongly recommended that you complete a speech and hearing examination prescribed by the School of Education. During the senior year, you must file an application for your degree.

Resident Study

You must complete your final 32 credits at IPFW, with at least 12 of these credits in professional education courses.

Teacher Licensure

To be eligible for initial teacher licensure, you must complete the secondary education requirements for a bachelor’s degree, pass the Praxis I and Praxis II exams, complete a CPR certificate, submit a satisfactory portfolio (see below), and apply for the license.

Early Field Experience Program

If you are pursuing a B.S. in secondary education, you are required to participate in the prescribed field-experience program. Field-experience courses are numbered M101, M201, M301, and M401 and must be taken as shown in the degree-requirements listings.

This distinctive program provides an organized series of courses designed to integrate all professional education courses with field experiences. The program allows you repeated opportunities to participate with teachers/pupils in classrooms.

In the early part of your field-experience program, you are introduced to teaching, educational concerns, goal setting, and professionalism.

Student Teaching

All students expecting to student teach should schedule an appointment and file a completed application in the office of Student Teaching, Neff 243, one year before you plan to student teach. Appointments are available between October to December for students who plan to student teach in the fall semester, or January to March for students who plan to student teach in the spring semester. Please do not submit an application unless you actually intend to complete your student teaching during the upcoming school year. Exact dates are available by contacting the office of Student Teaching (Neff 243, 260-481-6457).

Portfolio

All students seeking initial teacher certification must complete and submit a portfolio for assessment. The portfolio is based upon the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards and is used to assess a teacher candidate’s knowledge and mastery of the standards. Portfolio checkpoints are seen throughout the program of study with a final assessment taken during the student teaching semester.

Early Childhood Education

Special Academic Reguations for Students in Early Childhood Education

In addition to the academic regulations of IPFW (see Part 8 ), the following rules apply to early childhood students.

Developmental Courses

No credit toward graduation is awarded for ENG W129; or MA 109 or 113.

Pass/Not-Pass Option

Permission to elect this option must be requested on a form available from the School of Education. Permission will be granted only if the course will not be used to fulfill any degree requirements other than total credits for the degree. A.S. students are limited to two courses under this option.

Correspondence Courses

A.S. students may not use more than 9 credits of correspondence courses credit toward the degree.

Grades

You must complete each professional education course with a grade of C or better. You must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher to be eligible to receive the A.S.

Academic Fresh Start

The school has an academic fresh start option to assist students who are returning to college after an absence of five or more years. The policy permits students’ recent college performance to determine the GPA required for admission into teacher education.

You must apply for this option after the completion of 12 credits following admission/readmission to IPFW. For further information, consult with your academic advisor or visit the School of Education Licensing and Advising Center, Neff 243.

Resident Study

You must complete your final 32 credits at IPFW, with at least 12 of these credits in professional education courses.

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