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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 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 ~ 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-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.

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

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

  • HIST (included in major)  Cr. 3.
  • Refer to Approved List (not HIST) (Literature Recommended)  Cr. 3.

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing

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

Category C: Capstone

8. Capstone Experience

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

Education: 36 Credits

Pre-Professional Education (6 cr)

  • Pass the Pearson Basic Skills Assessment test or alternative measure (see your education advisor for a list of approved alternatives) 

Block 2: Professional Education (9 cr)

P: Block 1
P: 42 crs in major

Student Teaching (12 cr)

P: Block 2
P: 51 crs in major

Social Studies Concentrations: 57 Credits

Secondary Social Studies majors must complete a Primary Concentration of Historical Perspectives (27 credits), two Supporting Concentrations (24 credits), and one course from each of the other concentrations (6 credits).  For graduation, you must have a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA in the major and 2.50 or higher GPA in each concentration.

Primary Concentration - Historical Perspectives (27 cr)

Supporting Concentrations - Select two: 24 credits

Economics (12 cr)

Government and Citizenship (12 cr)

Sociology (12 cr)

Non-Concentration Courses (6 cr)

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

Electives: 0-6 credits (to bring total to 120)

Total Credits: 120

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