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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education-Middle School Generalist 5-9 (B.S.Ed.)


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Program: B.S.Ed.
Department of Educational Studies
College of Education and Public Policy

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-middle school generalist (grades 5-9) is intended to prepare students for successful careers as teachers of children in middle school/junior high. 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-middle school generalist (grades 5-9), you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Education and Public Policy.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33-34


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6-7


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • Biology Credits: 3

  • One of the following: Credits: 3

ANTH B200, AST, CHM, GEOL, GEOG (Physical) or PHYS

  • Lab with one science course  Credits: 0-1

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

One of the following: Credits: 3


  • American history or world history

One of the following: Credits: 3


  • ECON, POLS, PSY, or SOC

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

  • English literature Credits: 3

One of the following: Credits: 3


  • FILM, FINA, MUS, PHIL, or THTR

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 

Note:


General education courses may count toward middle school generalist concentrations when applicable.

Professional Education Requirements Credits: 39


Initial Requirements:


  • PPST (Pre-Professional Skills Test) or Alternative Measure (see your advisor for approved alternatives)

Block 2: Professional Education


P: Block 1

P: 21 credits in primary conentration

P: 18 credits in supporting concentration

Student Teaching


P: Block 2

P: 27 credits in primary concentration

P: 21 credits in supporting concentration

Electives 7-19 Credits


Electives: 7-19 Credits (to bring the total for the degree to 124)

Middle School Generalist Content Concentrations: 54 Credits


In addition to the above courses, you must complete 54 credit hours in two of four concentrations: one Primary (30 credits) and one Supporting (24 credits).

Language Arts (24 or 30 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


Primary Electives: 6 credits


Primary language arts electives: 6 credits

Mathematics (24 or 30 credits)


  • Computer science elective Credits: 3

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

Primary math or statistics electives: 6 credits


Primary math or statistics electives: 6 credits

Primary Electives: 6 credits


Primary science electives: 6 credits

Social Studies (24 or 30 credits)


Primary Electives: 6 credits


Primary social studies electives: 6 credits (Not HIST T325 History of American Sports)

Total Credits: 124


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