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Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education-Early Adolescence Concentration (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 secondary education is intended to prepare students for successful careers as teachers of children in middle school/junior high and high school settings. The secondary education degree is divided into two concentrations: early adolescence, for middle school/junior high settings, and adolescence/young adulthood, for high school settings. Pre-service teachers must choose one or both concentrations to complete the degree. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, and the other requirements listed under Teacher Licensure in the Special Academic Regulations, you are eligible to apply for an Indiana teaching license.

To earn the B.S.Ed. in secondary education with an early adolescence concentration, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the School of Education.

School Setting: Middle School/Junior High (grades 6-8)


General Education Credits: 45


School of Education Credits: 34


Content Area Minors (must select 2) Credits: 48


Some content area minor credits will overlap with general education credits.

  • Language Arts Credits: 24
  • Mathematics Credits: 24
  • Science Credits: 24
  • Social Studies Credits: 24

Elective credits variable, but must be at least 124.


IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 45


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 12


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 9


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • Biology Credits: 3

  • Two of the following: Credits: 6

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 9


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

One of the following: Credits: 3


  • American history or world history or humanities (FWAS H201 or H202)

One of the following: Credits: 3


  • political science or sociology

One of the following: Credits: 3


  • anthropology, business, economics, folklore, journalism, linguistics, psychology, or public and environmental affairs

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 9


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • English literature Credits: 3

One of the following: Credits: 3


One of the following: Credits: 3


  • film or philosophy or theatre

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

School of Education Requirements


Initial Requirements:


  • PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test)

Block 3: Core Content Area Minors


In addition to the above courses, you must complete 24 credit hours in two of four core content area minors (See course requirements for core content area minors listed below)

Student Teaching


  • EDUC M501 - Portfolio Credits: 0

Optional:


Electives (Variable)


Total Credits: 124


Core Content Area Minors (24 credits)


In addition to the above courses, you must complete 24 credit hours in two of four core content area minors.

Language Arts (24 credits)


  • British literature elective (300 level or higher) Credits: 3
  • American literature elective (300 level or higher) Credits: 3

One of the following: Credits: 3


Mathematics (24 credits)


  • Computer science elective Credits: 3
  • Mathematics, computer science, or statistics electives Credits: 2–3

Social Studies (24 credits)


  • American History Credits: 3
  • Sociology Credits: 3
  • Political Science Credits: 3
  • Social Studies electives Credits: 6

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