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

Elementary Education - Education Policy (Non-Licensure) (B.S.Ed.)

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Program: B.S.Ed.(Non-Licensure)
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 with a concentration in public policy is intended to prepare students for successful careers in diverse areas, including education lobbying, serving as directors of after school programs, or in informal education organizations like Science Central, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and the Fort Wayne Urban League.

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.

Grades of C- or higher are required in each course used toward this degree.


IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills (12 credits)

2. Speaking and Listening

3. Quantitative Reasoning

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing (18 credits)

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing (3 credits)

Suggest one of two Creative Writing courses listed below:

Category C: Capstone (3 credits)

8. Capstone Experience

  • At least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses.

Education Policy: 51-52 credits

Required Education Courses (12 credits)

Choose one of the following focus areas:

First Focus: Public Affairs Minor (15 credits)

Three required courses:

Second Focus: Select one of the following options based on your professional interests

If none of the following options work for you, you may create a cohesive focus and have it approved by your academic advisor. The focus should be a minimum of 18 credits with at least 12 credits at 300+ level.

Nonprofit Organization (22 credits):

School-age Children or Diverse Children and Families (19 credits):

Internship (6 credits)


(Can use any university degree credit bearing course to bring program to 120 credits)

Total Credits: 120 Minimum

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