Mar 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Elementary Education - Education Policy (Non-Licensure) (B.S.Ed.)

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Program: B.S.Ed.(Non-Licensure)
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 elementary education with a concentration in public policy is intended to prepare students for successful careers in diverse areas, including education lobbying, serving as directors of after school programs, or in informal education organizations like Science Central, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and the Fort Wayne Urban League.

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

Grades of C- or higher are required in each course used toward this degree.  Minimum 2.70 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

General Education Requirements   

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills (12 credits)

2. Speaking and Listening

3. Quantitative Reasoning

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing (18 credits)

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing (3 credits)

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing (3 credits)

  • At least 3 credits from approved list (suggested courses are ENG W103 or ENG W203-Creative Writing).

Category C: Capstone (3 credits)

8. Capstone Experience

  • At least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses.

Education Policy: 51-52 credits

Required Education Courses (12 credits)

First Focus: Public Affairs Minor (15 credits)

Three required courses:

Second Focus: Select one of the following options based on your professional interests

If none of the following options work for you, you may create a cohesive focus and have it approved by your academic advisor. The focus should be a minimum of 18 credits with at least 12 credits at 300+ level.

Nonprofit Organization (22 credits):

Internship (6 credits)


(Can use any university degree credit bearing course to bring program to 120 credits)

Total Credits: 120 Minimum

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