College of Education and Public Policy

Dean's WelcomePhoto of James Burg, Ph.D.

The College of Education and Public Policy (CEPP) welcomes you!

This is an exciting time in our college --
faculty continue to provide exceptional educational experiences while also exploring the interplay between our fields of study and engagement with the community. Our Indiana University degrees include practica, internships, and other field experiences that provide our graduates with real-world experiences and the ability to make a difference in their community.

Examples of our engagement include:

  • Research on economic development conducted by the Community Research Institute
  • Free mental health services through the IPFW Community Counseling Center
  • Free workshops and community events regarding autism and other disabilities
  • Partnerships with Science Central and local schools to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
  • Research which involves the community regarding homelessness, healthcare satisfaction, effects of diversity on student learning, the role of law enforcement in crime prevention, and healthy relationships

Our teacher preparation programs are accredited by NCATE, the primary accrediting organization for teacher preparation in the United States. In continuing to strengthen our programs, we are developing new and innovative ways to assess student learning -- the focus in our programs is on preparing highly-qualified practitioners, not simply rote memorization of facts.

Change brings opportunities and the College of Education and Public Policy is creating programs that provide relevant, high-quality educational experiences that impact our community.

James Burg, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Education and Public Policy
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

In the News

2016 Students’ Choice for Teaching Excellence

Photo of Kerrie Fineran, Assistant Professor and Program Director of Counselor Education

Dr. Kerrie Fineran (Counselor Ed. Faculty)
Winner has made him/herself available to students, engaged students, positively impacted his/her classes and students, and gone above and beyond the requirements of teaching to inspire students to excel during the academic year.

2016 Friends of IPFW Outstanding Teacher Award20160414-Friends-Cho-JW-001

Jeong-il Cho, Associate Professor, Professional Studies (Special Education) is the 2016 recipient of the Friends of IPFW Outstanding Teacher award. Pat Becker of the Friends surprised Dr. Cho with a letter notifying her of the award during Dr. Cho's class. She will receive a plaque and $1500 at Convocation in August. Pictured above from left to right are Amy Nitza, Chair, Professional Studies, Terri Swim, Chair, Educational Studies, Vicky Carwein, Chancellor, Dr. Cho, Pat Becker, Friends of IPFW, and James Burg, Dean, College of Education and Public Policy.