May 21, 2018  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Early Childhood Education (A.S.)

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Program: A.S.
Department of Educational Studies
School of Education

Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-6441 ~

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Becoming more caring, humane and functional citizens in a global, multicultural, democratic society 
  • Improving the human condition by creating positive learning environments
  • Becoming change agents by demonstrating reflective professional practice
  • Solving client problems through clear, creative analyses
  • Assessing client performance, creating and executing effective teaching, counseling, and educational leadership by utilizing a variety of methodologies reflecting current related research
  • Utilizing interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrating technology and critical literacies, and effectively communicating with all stakeholders.

The A.S. in early childhood education program provides preparation for workers in nursery schools, Headstart programs, and preschool programs. It does not qualify you for teacher licensure.  However, most of the courses can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree in elementary education which does lead to teacher licensure.

To earn the A.S. in early childhood education, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the School of Education.

This program is open only to new transfer students and to students admitted to IPFW prior to fall 2010.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 30

Professional Courses Credits: 34

(a grade of B or better is required in all Professional Courses)

Total Credits: 64

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