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 one of our advisors 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.

Secondary Education

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Do you want to teach high school or middle school?

Special Education

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


OPEN Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday - 8-5 


Spring:      January 8-May 6

Summer I:  May 14-June 22

Summer II: June 25-August 3

Educational Studies majors should use AdvisorTrac to schedule an advising appointment or call 260-481-6449.  Instructions for AdvisorTrac are located within the Advising/EPIC tab.

Experience Days


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Student Success Story


 Day at the State House

Nicholas Winchester (IPFW Student Teacher - English) and Caitlan Boltz (IPFW Art Education Sophomore) met with Indiana legislators and Governor Pence to share their stories about the educational training they received at IPFW.  They were joined by students from 10 other Indiana colleges to promote university-based teacher training programs in the State.