Oct 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)


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

Purdue Fort Wayne’s Elementary Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [CAEP] and nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).  Because of these statuses, students who meet specified requirements are eligible for the elementary 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 (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 elementary education,
    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. Specialty Area (Concentrations, Dual License, or Minors) - Students must complete a concentration, dual license, or approved minor.  The Specialty Area credits usually place the student at or above the 120 credits needed for the degree. TSAP students wishing to complete only 60 credits at PFW should select Mathematics or Science Concentrations.  All other Specialty Areas will require more additional credits beyond 120.  See Elementary Education program description or academic advisor for more clarification.
  3. 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.
  4. All students in the B.S.Ed. with a major in Elementary Education program 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 Elementary Education; see the Program Description page for Elementary Education.
  5. 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.
  6. List of Major and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 120.

Elementary Education Major Requirements: Credits 60


Courses taken prior to, during, or after Block 1: Credits 20

  • ENGL 23301  Intermediate Expository Writing Cr. 3.
  • EDU 32300  The Teaching of Music in the Elementary Schools Cr. 3
  • EDU 33301  Art Experiences for the Elementary Teacher Cr. 2
  • EDU 34001  Education and American Culture Cr. 3
  • MA 10200  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II Cr. 3
  • MA 10300  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III Cr. 3.
  • Capstone Gen. Ed. C.8 (See approved List)  Cr. 3

Block 1: Credits 3

  • EDU 36900  Culturally Relevant, Multilingual Literacy Education For Elementary Educators Cr. 3
  • EDU 30100  Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0

Block 2 (P: Block 1): Credits 9

  • EDU 33700    Classroom Learning Environments Cr. 3.
  • EDU 37000    Language Arts & Reading I Cr. 3.
  • EDU 37500    Classroom and Community Leadership Cr. 3.
  • EDU 30100    Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.

Block 3 (P: Block 2): Credits 12

  • EDU 32500  Social Studies in the Elementary Schools Cr. 3.
  • EDU 32800  Science in the Elementary Schools Cr. 3.
  • EDU 37100  Language Arts and Reading II Cr. 3.
  • EDU 34300  Mathematics in the Elementary School Cr. 3.
  • EDU 40100  Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.

Student Teaching (P: Block 3): Credits 12

  • P: Take the Pearson Content Exam
  • EDU 42500  Student Teaching: Elementary Cr. 12    or
  • EDU 42500  Student Teaching: Elementary and EDU 47000 , SPED/ECE Practicum  Credits: 9/3 or
  • EDU 42500  Student Teaching: Elementary and LING 47000 , ENL Practicum   Credits: 9/3
  • EDU 40100  Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.

Specialty Areas


Specialty Area and Electives: Credits 4 or more
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Students must complete one of the following concentrations, dual licenses, or minors.
(Note: many of the Specialty Area options have courses that double count with the major. In total, students must complete at least 120 credits for their degree. The Specialty Area credits usually place the student at or above the 120 credits needed for the degree. TSAP students wishing to complete only 60 credits at PFW should select Mathematics or Science Concentrations. All other Specialty Areas will require more additional credits beyond 120. See academic advisor for more clarification.


Concentrations:

Exceptional Needs: Credits 6
 EDU 37001 - Introduction to Learning Disabilities Cr. 3.
 EDU 46500 - Service Delivery Systems and Consultation Strategies Cr. 3.


Language Arts: Credits 6
One of the following courses: 3 credits
 ENGL 10101 - Ancient And Medieval World Literature Cr. 3.
 ENGL 10201 - Modern World Literature Cr. 3.
 ENGL 10700 - Masterpieces of Asia Cr. 3.
 ENGL 46401 - Native American Literature Cr. 3.
 ENGL 47901 - American Ethnic and Minority Literature Cr. 3.
 FOLK 35200 - Native American Folklore Cr. 3.
One of the following three courses: 3 credits
 ENGL 20501 - Introduction to the English Language Cr. 3.
 ENGL 20600 - Introduction to the Study of Grammar Cr. 3.
 LING 10300 - Introduction to the Study of Language Cr. 3.


Mathematics: Credits 3
 EDU 44301 - Teaching Elementary Mathematics Problem Solving Cr. 3.


Science: Credits 4
 EAPS 10002 - General Geology Laboratory Cr. 1.
One of the following:
 ASTR 10000 - The Solar System Cr. 3.
 CHM 11100 - General Chemistry Cr. 3.
 EAPS 12100 - Journey To Mars Cr. 3.


Social Studies: Credits 12
 HIST 10501 - American History I Cr. 3.
 POL 10300 - Introduction to American Politics Cr. 3.
 HIST Elective 30000-40000 level Cr. 3
 POL Elective 30000-40000 level Cr. 3


Dual Licenses

Early Childhood: Credits 9
 EDU 35200 - Teaching And Learning In Preschool/Kindergarten Cr. 3.
 EDU 40100 - Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
 EDU 35500 - Issues In Infancy And Early Childhood Mental Health Cr. 3.
 EDU 45000 - Child Development Seminar Cr. 3.
 EDU 47000 - Practicum Cr. 3.


English as a New Language: Credits 21
 LING 10300 - Introduction to the Study of Language Cr. 3.
 ENGL 40203 - Structure of Modern English (TESOL) Cr. 3.
 ENGL 43200 - Second Language Acquisition Cr. 3.
 LING 42102 - Methods and Materials for TESOL I Cr. 3.
 LING 42203 - Methods and Materials for TESOL II Cr. 3.
 LING 46000 - Language in Society Cr. 3.
 LING 47000 - TENL Practicum Cr. 3.


Exceptional Needs-Mild Intervention: Credits 15
 EDU 35201 - Education of Children with Learning Problems (LD and EMR) Cr. 3.
 EDU 20100 - Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
 EDU 37001 - Introduction to Learning Disabilities Cr. 3.
 EDU 37101 - Assessment and Individualized Instruction in Reading and Mathematics Cr. 3.
 EDU 30100 - Laboratory/Field Experience Cr. 0.
 EDU 45300 - Management of Academic and Social Behavior Cr. 3.
 EDU 46500 - Service Delivery Systems and Consultation Strategies Cr. 3.
 EDU 47000 - Practicum Cr. 3.


Purdue Fort Wayne Minor: variable credits

You may complete one of the following university minors:
Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Art & Design, Folklore, French, Geology, German, History, Human Services, Journalism, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Production, Mild Intervention, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Professional Writing, Psychology, Public Affairs, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre.  NOTE:  Minors do not lead directly to licensure. See Undergraduate catalog Colleges for specific course requirements for each minor.