Jun 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)

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Program: B.S.Ed.
Department of Educational Studies
School of Education

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

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 B.S.Ed. in elementary education is intended to prepare students for successful careers as teachers of children in elementary-primary, and elementary-intermediate (K-6) classroom settings.  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you are eligible to apply for an Indiana teaching license.

To earn the B.S.Ed. in elementary education, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the School of Education.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 56-58

Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 18

Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 9-10

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • Biology Credits: 3
  • Chemistry or Physics Credits: 3
  • Geology or Astronomy Credits: 3
  • Science lab requirement Credits: 0-1

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 12

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • American History Credits: 3
  • Economics or Political Science Credits: 3
  • Sociology or Psychology 120 Credits: 3

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 5-6

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

School of Education Requirements Credits: 67

Preprofessional Educational Requirements Credits: 15

Prior to being admitted to the Block 1: Teacher Education program you must complete the following initial requirements:

Block 1: Teacher Education Credits: 12

Additional Education Courses Credits: 4

If prerequisites have been met, these two courses can be taken any time after admission to the School of Education and before Student Teaching.

Student Teaching (P: Block 3) Credits 12

  • EDUC M501 - Portfolio Credits: 0

Total Credits: 123

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