Oct 18, 2021  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

School of Education


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

The mission of the School of Education is to prepare professionals in teaching, counseling, and leadership who demonstrate the capacity and willingness to continuously improve schools and related entities so that they become more effective with their clients by:

  1. Becoming more caring, humane, and functional citizens in a global, multicultural, democratic society
  2. Improving the human condition by creating positive learning environments
  3. Becoming change agents by demonstrating reflective professional practice
  4. Solving client problems through clear, creative analyses
  5. Assessing client performance, creating and executing effective teaching, counseling, and educational leadership by utilizing a variety of methodologies reflecting current related research
  6. Utilizing interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrating technological and critical literacies, and effectively communicating with all stakeholders.

The academic programs in the School of Education are listed below. Requirements for these programs appear in Part 4 of this Bulletin.

The School of Education at IPFW offers B.S.Ed. degrees in elementary education and secondary education, and an A.S. in early childhood education. B.S.Ed. degrees are divided into four concentrations based on developmental levels. They are divided under the following:

    Concentration   School Setting
Elementary:  

Early Childhood (EC)

 

Preschool and Elementary: Primary

   

Middle Childhood (MC)

 

Elementary: Intermediate

Secondary:  

Early Adolescence (EA)

 

Middle School/Junior High

      Select one content area major: earth/space sciences, 
French, German, language arts, social studies, Spanish
   
   

Adolescence/Young Adulthood (AYA)

  High School
     

Select one content area major: earth/space sciences, 
French, German, language arts, social studies, Spanish

   

The School of Education also offers minors in each of the content areas listed above (except AYA social studies) and the following:

Chemistry
Computer Education (endorsement for elementary or secondary)
Life Sciences
Mild Intervention (certificate for elementary or secondary)
Physical Sciences
Physics
Theatre

In addition the following teaching majors are available at IPFW through the following schools:

              Major                   School
  Art Education (all school settings)
Chemistry Teaching
Life Sciences Teaching
Mathematics Teaching
Music Education
Physics
Theatre Teaching
    Visual and Performing Arts
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Arts and Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
         

Teaching majors can also be completed as a part of the following B.A./B.S. programs:

         Major                                   School
  English
French
German
Spanish
    Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences
         

Transition to Teaching

The School of Education also has an alternative route to teacher certification called Transition to Teaching for students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree. This one-year intense program offers teacher certification for elementary and secondary licensure at the graduate level. For a list of qualifications, prerequisites, course requirements,  and general information, please contact the School of Education’s Licensing and Advising Center (Neff 243).

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