Aug 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)


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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.

If you don’t want to earn a teaching license, you can also select a major in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Age 5).  See Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.) - Birth to Age 5 (Non-Licensure) for more information. 

Program Requirements

  1. Students can be admitted to Professional Education (Block 1) courses beginning their junior year.  However, there are a number of academic regulations for students seeking admission to the Professional Education program. They include the following:
    1. completion of an A.S. in early childhood,
    2. completion of all Pre-Professional Education classes; students may repeat a Pre-Professional Education course one time,
    3. complete each PFW course with a C- or higher,
    4. minimum of 3.0 GPA, and
    5. pass a Criminal History Report.
  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 Admission, Major, and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Courses for Admission


  • 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 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 32700  Social Studies Methods And The Family: Focus On Young Children Cr. 3.

Early Childhood Major Requirements: Credits 45


Courses taken prior to, during, or after Block 1: Credits 12

  • ENGL 23301  Intermediate Expository Writing Cr. 3.
  • MA 10100  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I Cr. 3.
  • MA 10300  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III Cr. 3.
  • Capstone Gen. Ed. C.8 (See approved List)  Cr. 3

Block 1: Credits 6

  • 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.

Block 2 (P: Block 1): Credits 6

  • P: Block 1
  • EDU 33300    Inquiry in Mathematics and Science Cr. 3.
  • EDU 37000    Language Arts & Reading I Cr. 3.
  • EDU 30100    Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.

Additional Courses Taken After Admission to Block 1: Credits 12

  • EDU 34001  Education and American Culture Cr. 3.
  • EDU 30500  Teaching the Exceptional Learner in the Elementary School 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: Block 2
  • 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.

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