Sep 25, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Elementary Education (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 ~ ipfw.edu/educ


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 is intended to prepare students for successful careers as teachers of children in elementary generalist (K-6) classroom settings.  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, you are eligible to apply for an Indiana teaching license. 

To earn the B.S.Ed. in elementary education, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Education and Public Policy.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills


Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing


7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


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

Category C: Capstone


8. Capstone Experience


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

Additional Educational Studies Requirements (20-21)


Additional Educational Studies Requirements (20-21)

Specialty Area


Concentrations, Dual Licenses, or IPFW Minors


Elementary Education students are required to complete one of the following specialty areas to fulfill the Specialty Area requirements:

  • a Concentration (a set of courses in exceptional needs, language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies that does not directly lead to licensure) 
  • a Dual License program (a set of courses in combination with a major in elementary education that will also lead to licensure in Early Childhood, English as a New Language, or Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention)
  • an IPFW Minor (You may complete one of the following university minors: Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Folklore, French, French Teaching, Geology, German, German Teaching, History, Human Services, Journalism, Linguistics, Mathematics,  Media Production, Exceptional Needs-Mild, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Professional Writing, Psychology, Public Affairs, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish Teaching, and Theatre.  Minors do not lead directly to licensure.  See Undergraduate Bulletin Part 4 for specific course requirements for each minor.)

Note: Some of the courses listed below may be counted in the elementary degree as well as the subject area.  However, some subjects will require more than the 120 credits required for a degree in elementary education.

Concentrations


Social Studies: 18 credits

Dual Licenses


IPFW Minor: variable credits


You may complete one of the following university minors:

Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Folklore, French, French Teaching, Geology, German, German Teaching, History, Human Services, Journalism, Linguistics, Mathematics,  Media Production, Exceptional Needs-Mild, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Professional Writing, Psychology, Public Affairs, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Spanish Teaching, and Theatre. 

Minors do not lead directly to licensure.  See Undergraduate Bulletin Part 4 for specific course requirements for each minor.

Education Requirements Credits: 61


Preprofessional Education Requirements Credits: 15


Prior to being admitted to the Block 1: Professional Education program you must complete the following initial requirements:

Block 1: Professional Education Credits: 9


Additional Required Courses Credits: 4-7


 These courses may be taken any time after completion of their prerequisites and before Student Teaching.

Student Teaching Credits 12


 One of the following options must be completed:

Total Credits: 120 minimum


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