Jan 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

TSAP in Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.) (B-5, nonlicensure)

We are excited that you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) with a major in Early Childhood Education (Birth to Age 5).  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 Birth to Age 5 program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Because of this status, graduates are viewed as being of high quality.

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.  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 (Birth to Age 5) are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program 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.) - Birth to Age 5 (nonlicensure). 
  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

  • CSD 11500   Introduction to Communicative Disorders 3 cr.
  • 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 42

  • EDU 20001   Introduction to Scientific Inquiry Cr. 3.
  • EDU 20002    Using Computers in 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 34001   Education and American Culture Cr. 3.
  • EDU 34600   Discipline/Parenting for 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 41000   Trends and Issues in Special Education Cr. 3.
  • EDU 46500  Service Delivery Systems and Consultation Strategies Cr. 3.
  • EDU 47000    Practicum: Infant/Toddler Cr. 3.

Capstone Experiences: Credits 6

  • EDU 45000  Child Development Seminar Cr. 3.
  • EDU 47000   Practicum: Preschool Cr. 3.