Celebrate 50 Years
College of Education and Public Policy

Department of Educational Studies


Welcome to the Department of Educational Studies. Children and youth in our communities need dedicated educators like you. We have many different educational options for you to consider as you begin your career. Browse our options or make an appointment with our advisor, Cassandra Bracht, to help you find the right program option.

Elementary Education

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Over 250 hours in the field before you student teach!

Early Childhood

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Explore the three program options.

Special Education

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Learn how you can get an undergraduate minor or a masters in special education.

Secondary Education

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Do you want to teach high school or middle school?

Save the Date

  • Fall 2014 Semester dates:  August 25 - December 21
  • Freshmen Welcome Bash, September 2nd, 6-8 p.m., Walb Classic Ballroom (Wear your t-shirt from orientation and be entered to win a door prize!)


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Student Success Story

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Erin White, Spring 2013 graduate, writes, "I landed a full-time teaching job before my student teaching even ended. One thing led to another and before I knew it Greg Mohler, New Haven's High School principal, called me to request my resume and an interview. I will be teaching general biology to freshmen starting August 2013!"

Faculty Feature

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"Whether it is researching about refugee parents’ experiences with schooling, implementing 3D technologies in classrooms, or supporting educators with diversity, my work at IPFW gives me the chance of serving the community through scholarship. I enjoy interacting with many bright minds and helping them become effective educators through challenging, but meaningful, and practical curriculum."

Dr. Isik-Ercan, Early Childhood Assistant Professor