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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

TSAP in Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.) (P-3, licensure)

We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) with a major in Early Childhood Education (select Preschool to Grade 3).  You have taken an important step in this process by completing your TSAP Associate degree in Early Childhood Education.  We are ready to help you start this leg of your journey.  The Purdue Fort Wayne TSAP on-line program is designed with you, the learner, in mind. 

Purdue Fort Wayne’s Early Childhood Education Preschool to Grade 3 program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [CAEP] and nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Because of these statuses, students who meet specified requirements are eligible for the early childhood education teaching license in the state of Indiana.  Indiana holds reciprocal licensing agreements with other states.

At the time you are admitted to the B.S.Ed. program, you will declare your major with the School of Education.

Program Requirements

  1. Students can be admitted to Professional Education courses beginning their junior year.  The completion of the A.S. in early childhood education must be completed for admission to the Professional Education program.
  2. To earn the B.S.Ed. you must obtain an overall PFW GPA of 3.0; in addition, any course below the grade of C- must be repeated.
  3. All students in the B.S.Ed. with a major in Early Childhood Education are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes, program requirements, and licensure requirements.  Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S.Ed. with a major in Early Childhood Education; see the Program Description page for Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.) - Preschool To Grade 3 (Licensure). 
  4. 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 or dean.
  5. List of Major and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Supporting Courses

  • ECON 20000     Fundamentals of Economics 3 cr.  or POL 10300   Introduction to American Politics 3 cr.
  • ENGL 23301    Intermediate Expos Writing 3 cr.
  • MA 10100    Math for Elementary Teachers I  3 cr.
  • MA 10300    Math for Elementary Teachers III  3 cr
  • General Education Capstone (C.8)  3 cr.

Early Childhood Major Requirements: Credits 45


  • EDU 20001   Introduction to Scientific Inquiry Cr. 3.
  • EDU 20002   Using Computers for Education Cr. 3.
  • EDU 22200   Early Childhood Multilingual Learners Cr. 3.
  • EDU 32700   Social Studies Methods And The Family: Focus On Young Children Cr. 3.
  • EDU 34900   Teaching And Learning For All Young Children I: Focus on Birth To Age 3 Cr. 3.
  • EDU 30100   Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
  • EDU 35200  Teaching And Learning In Preschool/Kindergarten Cr. 3.
  • EDU 35500  Issues In Infancy And Early Childhood Mental Health Cr. 3.
  • EDU 40100  Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
  • EDU 33300    Inquiry in Mathematics and Science Cr. 3.
  • EDU 37000    Language Arts & Reading I Cr. 3.
  • EDU 30100    Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
  • EDU 34001  Education and American Culture Cr. 3.
  • EDU 41000  Trends and Issues in Special Education Cr. 3.
  • EDU 46500  Service Delivery Systems and Consultation Strategies Cr. 3.

Student Teaching: Credits 9

  • P: Take the Pearson Content Exam
  • EDU 42600  Student Teaching: Early Childhood Cr. 3.
  • EDU 40100  Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
  • EDU 45000  Child Development Seminar Cr. 3.
  • EDU 47000  Practicum Cr. 3.