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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education-Language Arts (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 secondary education-language arts is intended to prepare students for successful careers as language arts 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-language arts, 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 

Some of the following General Education courses may be included in your major.  See your Education advisor.

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills

1. Written Communication

2. Speaking and Listening

3. Quantitative Reasoning

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing

4. Scientific Ways of Knowing

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

  • HIST (Refer to Approved List)  Cr. 3.
  • Refer to Approved List (not HIST) Cr. 3.

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing

Category C: Capstone

8. Capstone Experience

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

Education: 36 Credits

Pre-Professional Education (6 cr)

  •  Pearson Basic Skills Assessment or alternative measure (see your advisor for approved alternatives)

Block 2: Professional Education (9 cr)

P: Block 1
P: 36 crs in major

Student Teaching (12 cr)

P: Block 2
P: 45 crs in major

Electives: (5-12 cr)

Language Arts Core and Concentration Courses: 51 Credits

Secondary Language Arts majors must complete a core (39 credits) set of courses and one concentration (12 credits) listed below:

Language Arts Core (39 cr)

Language Arts Concentration - Select one (12 cr)


  • One of the following two courses:  Cr. 3.

  • ENG W300+ - Advanced Writing
  • JOUR J310 - Editorial Practices
  • One of the following two courses:  Cr. 3.

  • ENG W300+ -Advanced Writing
  • JOUR J310 - Editorial Practices
  • Cr. 3.


  • Pre-1700 British Lit (3 cr)
  • Post-1700 British Lit (3 cr)
  • American Lit (3 cr)
  • Elective* in COM/CLAS/CMLT/ENG/FILM/FOLK/LING (3 cr) 

Teaching English as a New Language

This concentration also satisfies the TENL Certificate and license requirements for English Learners.  Only students choosing this concentration may teach English Learner classes in P-12 school settings.  In addition to these courses you must complete ENG G302 as your Language Study course and LING L360 as your elective from the Language Arts Core and be admitted to the certificate program through the Department of English and Linguistics.


  • ENG W2XX+ level (3 cr)
  • ENG W3XX+ level (3 cr)
  • ENG W3XX+ level (3 cr)
  • Elective* in COM/CLAS/CMLT/ENG/FILM/FOLK/LING (3 cr)


*COM 11400 and ENG W131 may not be used to meet this requirement.  Also, no courses shall count twice in the major.

Total Credits: 120

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