College of Education and Public Policy

Early Childhood Education

Welcome to the IPFW Early childhood program.

IPFW is proud to offer the only Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree in Northeast Indiana. Our program meets all T.E.A.C.H. requirements. Find out how to apply to this federal program and receive substantial scholarships to complete your education!

Our bachelor-completion program builds on information gained and courses completed during your associate's degree program and is widely supported by local leaders in early childhood education programs. IVY TECH Northeast offers an early childhood associates degree. We would like to meet you. Contact us.

There are three choices you may select from to complete a Bachelors of Science degree in early childhood.

Birth – Age 5
Preschool – Grade 3
Preschool – Grade 6
(Dual License: ECE and ELEM)
Step-Up Program Yes Yes No
Eligible for T.E.A.C.H. scholarship funding Yes Yes No
Early Childhood Associate Required for admission Yes Yes No
IN Department of Education License No Yes Yes
Length of Program 4 semesters, full-time 5 semesters, full-time 8 semesters (4 years)+ at least one summer
Student Teaching Required No, but have intense practicum experiences Yes Yes
Total Credit Hours 120 120 126
Time Most Education Classes Offered Late p.m. or evening Late p.m. or evening Day and evening
Class Formats for Courses in Program Hybrid Hybrid Face-to-face, hybrid, online
Course Requirements Birth-5 Requirements Preschool-Grade 3 Requirements Preschool-Grade 6 Requirements

 ECE Program Assessment System

Photo of Terri Swim, Ph.D.Dr. Terri Swim
Professor and Associate Dean