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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education-Social Studies (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-social studies is intended to prepare students for successful careers as social studies 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-social studies, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Education and Public Policy.

General Education: 24-28 Credits

Area I-Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 9

Area II-Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 6-7

 See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • BIOL (3 cr)
  • ANTH B200, AST, CHM, GEOG (Physical), GEOL or PHYS (3 cr)
  • Lab with one science course (0-1 cr)

Area III-The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 0

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • HIST (included in major) (0 cr)
  • ECON, POLS, PSY, or SOC (included in major) (0 cr)

Area IV-Humanistic Thought Credits: 6

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

  • ENG Literature (3 cr)
  • FILM, FINA, MUS, PHIL, or THTR (3 cr)

Area V-Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

Area VI-Inquiry and Analysis Credits: 0-3

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses

You may select a social studies course to be included in major.

Professional Education: 39 Credits

Pre-Professional Education (9 cr)

  • PPST (Praxis I) or Alternative

Student Teaching (12 cr)

P: Block 2

P: 60 crs in major

Social Studies Concentrations: 66 Credits

Secondary Social Studies majors must complete a Primary Concentration of Historical Perspectives (30 credits), two Supporting Concentrations (30 credits), and one course from each of the other concentrations (6 credits).

Primary Concentration - Historical Perspectives (30 cr)

Supporting Concentrations - Select two: 30 credits

Economics (15 cr)

Government and Citizenship (15 cr)

Sociology (15 cr)

Non-Concentration Courses (6 cr)

Select one course from each non-concentration area (6 cr).

Total Credits: 129

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