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2021-2022 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 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.  Our program shapes the next generation of educators, preparing skilled teachers to facilitate learning experiences in diverse and inclusive environments. It is child-centered and dedicated to the development and learning of all young children in grades PK through Third Grade using current theoretical frameworks, social/emotional and content learning, and culturally relevant practices. Your skills will always be in demand and your expertise will truly make the difference in the life of a child. 

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.

TSAP in Early Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.) (P-3, Licensure) 2 Year Plan   

Student Teaching Credits: 12

For admission to your student teaching semester, take licensure exams, complete each course with a C- or higher (EDU courses may be repeated up to one time to earn a minimum grade), and have an overall GPA of 3.00.

Total Credits: 60