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

Secondary 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 secondary education-education 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 secondary education-education policy, 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  

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

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills (9 credits)

1. Written Communication

2. Speaking and Listening

3. Quantitative Reasoning

One of the following:

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing (21-22 credits)

4. Scientific Ways of Knowing

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

  • HIST (Refer to Approved List) 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 (3 credits)

8. Capstone Experience

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

Additional Educational Studies Requirements: 15 credits

Education Policy: 45-49 credits

Required Education Courses (9 credits)

Block 2: (3 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):

Internship (6 credits)

Electives (to bring program to 120 credits)

You should use no more that 9 credits of 100 or 200 level courses. This is a good place to begin working toward a university approved minor (see Part 5).

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