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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Secondary Education-Earth and Space Science (B.S.Ed.)


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

Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-4146~ ipfw.edu/educ


Courses in this major are undergoing significant revision.  Please contact the EPIC Advising Office in Neff Hall 243 (260-481-6449) for more information.

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-earth and space science is intended to prepare students for successful careers as science teachers of youth in middle school/junior high and high school settings.  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.  These requirements are subject to change based upon program and state regulations.

To earn the B.S.Ed. in secondary education-earth and space science, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (Regulations ) and the College of Education and Public Policy.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33


 General Education Requirements  

Some of the following General Education courses may be included in your major.  See your Education advisor.

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills


1. Written Communication


2. Speaking and Listening


3. Quantitative Reasoning


Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


4. Scientific Ways of Knowing


5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing


6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing


(at least 6 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


Category C: Capstone


8. Capstone Experience


(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses)

Education: Credits: 36


Pre-Professional Education (6 cr)


Prior to being admitted to the Block 1: Professional Education program you must complete the following Pre-Professional Education requirements:

  • Pearson Basic Skills Assessment or alternative measure (see your advisor for approved alternatives)

Block 1: Professional Education (9 cr)


P: Pre-Professional Education
P: 22 crs in major

Student Teaching (12 cr)


P: Block 2
P: 39 crs in major

Elective Courses Credits: 11-12


Note: Since teaching opportunities are limited if you only hold certification in Earth and Space Science, it is strongly recommended that you use your elective credits toward the completion of a minor in another science conent area.

Earth and Space Science Major Courses: Credits: 41-45


Courses in this major are undergoing significant revision.  Please contact the EPIC Advising Office in Neff Hall 243 (260-481-6449) for more information.

Total Credits: 120


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