School of Education
College of Professional Studies
Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-4146
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 - Education Policy, you must satisfy the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the College of Professional Studies.
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.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of a major in Elementary 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.
This program is available on campus
Declaring This Major:
You must declare this major with the School of Education
Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills: Credits 12
1. Written Communication: Credits 6
2. Speaking and Listening
3. Quantitative Reasoning
Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing: Credits 18
4. Scientific Ways of Knowing: Credits 6
5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing: Credits 6
6. Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing: Credits 3
7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing: Credits 3
- At least 3 credits from approved list (suggested courses are ENGL 10302 or ENGL 20301-Creative Writing).
Category C: Capstone: Credits 3
8. Capstone Experience
- At least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses.
Additional Educational Studies Requirements: Credits 18
Preprofessional Education Requirements: Credits 12
Education Policy: Credits 51-52
Required Education Courses (12 credits)
First Focus: Public Affairs Minor: Credits 15
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: Credits 22
Young Children (birth-age 8) and their families: Credits 19
School-age Children or Diverse Children and Families: Credits 19
Educational Research: Credits 18
(Can use any university degree credit bearing course to bring program to 120 credits)
Total Credits: 120 Minimum
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.
Additional Course Use:
Courses listed below may also be considered in meeting specific requirements.
- EDU 31500 required, EDU 24900 accepted
- AD 25501 required, AD 10101 accepted