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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

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 ~ 260-481-4146 ~

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 (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

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

  • HIST (Refer to Approved List)  Cr. 3.
  • Refer to Approved List (not HIST) (Literature Recommended)  Cr. 3.

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing

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

Category C: Capstone

8. Capstone Experience

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

Education Requirements Credits: 36

Pre-Professional Education (6 cr)

  • Pearson Basic Skills Assessment or Alternative Measure (see your advisor for approved alternatives)

Block 1: Professional Education (9 cr)

P: Pre-Professional Education
P: 15 crs in primary concentration
P: 12 crs in supporting concentration

Student Teaching (12 cr)

P: Block 2
P: 27 credits in primary concentration
P: 21 credits in supporting concentration

Electives Variable Credits (to bring total credits to 120) Suggested in certification areas or to add additional area

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)

One of the following: Credits: 3

Primary Electives: 6 credits

Primary language arts electives: 6 credits (Not COM 11400 or ENG W131)

Mathematics (24 or 30 credits)

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

Primary math or statistics electives: 6 credits

Primary math or statistics electives: 6 credits

Primary Electives: 3 credits

Primary science electives: 3 credits

Social Studies (24 or 30 credits) (License will read “Historical Perspectives 5-9”)

Primary Electives: 6 credits

Primary social studies electives: 6 credits

Total Credits: 120

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