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Welcome to the secondary education program. By completing this program you will receive a Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education. This degree prepares you for teaching in middle and high school settings (grades 5 -12). Upon satisfactory completion of this program, you are eligible to apply for an Indiana teaching license through the Indiana Department of Education.

Due to our unique campus of blending Purdue and Indiana Universities, you may be a student completing requirements in two colleges. You may have two advisors to complete your program. Information on advisors is available on the tabs above.

Below are the teaching majors you can select from at IPFW. The Bingo sheets (aka curriculum sheets) are the most current requirements for incoming students. “Bingo Sheet” is IPFW’s term for the document which outlines the sequence of classes required for a particular degree. Students are encouraged to download and use the bingo sheet as a means of keeping track of completed courses and to schedule classes. However, students still must meet with their advisor at least once per semester for academic advising, as well as to secure permission to enter classes that require departmental permission. For assistance with or questions about bingo sheets please contact your advisor. For a full explanation of classes needed for the major/minor/certificate of choice please check the IPFW Bulletins located at www.ipfw.edu/academics/bulletins


Special Education - Mild Intervention minor may be added to any major below
English as a New Language certificate may be added to any major below
Fine Arts major
Language Arts major
Math major
Middle School Only major
Science major
Social Studies major
   World     Languages major
Art (K-12)
CHOOSE 1 CONCENTRATION FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Literature
Writing
Language
Communication
English as a New Language 
Math
CHOOSE 2 CONCENTRATIONS (1 Primary & 1 Supporting) FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Biology (Life Science)
Historical Perspectives will be your PRIMARY concentration. 
 
CHOOSE 2 SUPPORTING CONCENTRATIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING:
Economics
Government
Psychology
Sociology  
French
Music (K-12) 
Choral
Instrumental
Chemistry German
  Earth Space Science                          Spanish
                      Physics

Photo of a secondary education student tutoring an eighth grade student in the IPFW New Immigrant program.IPFW secondary education student tutoring an eighth grade student in the IPFW New Immigrant Literacy program.