May 25, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Secondary 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 secondary education-education 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 secondary education-education policy, 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 required for graduation.

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 (9 credits)

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing (21 credits)

4. Scientific Ways of Knowing

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

  • Refer to Approved List Cr. 3.
  • Refer to Approved List Cr. 3.

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing

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

Category C: Capstone (3 credits)

8. Capstone Experience

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

Additional Educational Studies Requirements: 15-16 credits

  • ENG W233 - Intermediate Expository Writing Cr. 3.
  • General Education B4 (different subject) Cr. 3.
  • General Education B6 (different subject) Cr. 3.
  • General Education B7 (different subject) Cr. 3.
  • PSY 23500 - Child Psychology Cr. 3.
  • Science Lab Requirement Cr. 0-1. (Suggested courses with labs include: CHM 11100, CHM 12000, PHYS 12700, PHYS 13100, GEOL G103, or GEOL G104.)

Preprofessional Education Requirements: 6 credits

Education Policy: 45-49 credits

Required Education Courses (9 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)

Electives (to bring program to 120 credits)

You should use no more that 9 credits of 100 or 200 level courses. This is a good place to begin working toward a university approved minor (see Part 5).

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