May 15, 2021
School of Education
Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-4146
The B.S.Ed. in elementary education with an emphasis in education studies is intended to prepare students for successful careers in diverse areas, including working in or directing after school programs or in informal education organizations such as Science Central, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and the Fort Wayne Urban League. This degree does not lead to a teacher license.
To earn the Education Studies (nonlicensure) Elementary (B.S.Ed.), you must satisfy the requirements of Purdue University Fort Wayne (Regulations ) and the School of Education .
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 Education Studies 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
General Education Requirements: Credits 33
Student are expected to complete a minimum of 3 credits in each of the following categories: 1) Foundational Intellectual Skills (A1, A2, and A3); 2) Ways of Knowing (B4, B5, B6, and B7); and Capstone (C8). Then, an additional 9 credits can be completed in Foundational Intellectual Skills and/or Ways of Knowing categories. Several of the general education courses may be completed with Education Studies Major courses, Additional Major Required Courses, First Focus Required Minor courses, and Second Focus required courses below. Further details about the General Education program as well as a list of courses in each category can be found at: General Education Requirements . Additionally, your academic advisor can provide a list of recommended General Education courses.
Education Studies Major: Credits 28
Professional Experience Courses: Credits 8
Additional Major Required Courses: Credits 12
First Focus Required Minor: Credits 15
You must complete a minor in one of the following areas: Human Services, Psychology, or Sociology (15 cr). To learn more about each minor either visit the appropriate program description page or use the links below:
Human Services Minor
Complete the required credits to reach the minimum 120 total credit hour requirement.
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 chair or Director of the School of Education.