The Office of Licensing and Advising in the SOE provides academic and personal growth opportunities for a diverse student body through a variety of customized support services that meet individual needs. (See SOE website under Student Resources and Opportunities, especially Advising Information and Licensing Information.) The departments also provide supportive services and advising to their candidates; all tenured and tenure-track faculty members advise candidates in their respective programs. The use of email has tremendously facilitated advising, though we still encourage face-to-face advising. IPFW offers many additional services and resources to candidates. (See the Current Students link on the IPFW homepage, the Dean of Students webpage, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs webpage, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs webpage, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Center for Women and Returning Adults. )
- M.S. Ed Educational Leadership Cohort Option: Brochure 1 / Brochure 2
- M.S. Ed Educational Leadership Mailer
- M.S. Ed School Counseling Brochure
- M.S. Ed Marriage & Family Therapy Brochure
- M.S. Ed Special Education Brochure
- M.S. Ed Special Education Mailer
- B.S. Ed Elementary Education Brochure
- B.S. Ed Secondary Education Brochure
- Transition to Teaching Elementary & Secondary Certification: Brochure 1 Brochure 2
Each faculty member has a nine-hour teaching assignment and a three-hour research assignment. The Associate Dean, the Chairs, the Program Coordinators, and Directors of Centers of Excellence receive some release time from teaching for their extra responsibilities. The Department Chairs submit a detailed faculty workload report to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs every semester; the reports are available on request.
Some classrooms are equipped with Smart Board technology as well as standard overhead projection devices which have internet and campus computing connectivity. All classrooms are equipped with ceiling projection devices that can be linked directly with computer-based images, videotape, or digital video and disc technologies. The Curriculum/Computer Laboratory (CCL) continues to add new computers and other forms of technology, like iPads. Candidates in IP programs use TaskStream technology for their portfolios. Our state-of-the-art Conference Room houses interactive technologies that are the best on campus.
Faculty and candidates have access to an exemplary library, curricular and electronic information resources that not only serve the SOE, but also serve the broader University community. Resources for distance learning programs provide exceptional reliability, speed, and confidentiality in the delivery system. Student resources include a vast source of databases, training, and campus computer and media laboratories, many of which are open late night hours and on weekends. Through interactive video conference equipment, IPFW is able to reach regional sites with live interactive broadcasts synchronously, allowing students from remote sites to actively participate in a class without driving long distances to campus. Every course in the University has interactive technology capabilities through Blackboard to connect instructors to students and students to one another as they pursue online the learning goals of the course.