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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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

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Program: B.S.Ed.(Non-Licensure)
School of Education  
College of Professional Studies

Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-4146

The B.S.Ed. in secondary 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 Secondary Education - Education Policy, you must satisfy the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the College of Professional Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of a major in Secondary Education - Education Policy students will:

  • Become more caring, humane and functional citizens in a global, multicultural, democratic society 
  • Improve the human condition by creating positive learning environments
  • Become change agents by demonstrating reflective professional practice
  • Solve client problems through clear, creative analyses
  • Assess client performance, creating and executing effective teaching, counseling, and educational leadership by utilizing a variety of methodologies reflecting current related research
  • Utilize interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrating technology and critical literacies, and effectively communicating with all stakeholders.

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on campus

Declaring This Major:

Grades of C- or higher are required in each course used toward this degree.  Minimum 2.70 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

General Requirements:

General Education Requirements Credits: 33

General Education Requirements    

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

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills (9 credits)

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

4. Scientific Ways of Knowing

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

  • Refer to Approved List Cr. 3.
  • Refer to Approved List 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: 15-16 credits

  • Cr. 3.
  • General Education B4 (different subject) Cr. 3.
  • General Education B6 (different subject) Cr. 3.
  • General Education B7 (different subject) Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.
  • Science Lab Requirement Cr. 0-1. (Suggested courses with labs include: CHM 11100, CHM 12000, PHYS 12700, PHYS 13100, EAPS 10300, or EAPS 10401.)

Preprofessional Education Requirements: 6 credits

Education Policy: 45-49 credits

Required Education Courses (9 credits)

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):

Educational Research (18 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).

Total Credits: 120 Minimum

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair of dean.

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