College of Education and Public Policy

Undergraduate Programs


Welcome to the undergraduate programs in the College of Education and Public Policy.  Two of our three departments offer undergraduate programs.  If you are passionate about working with people and making a difference in their lives and community, you are in the right college.  Become a student in our college and join us in "Doing Public Good!".

Criminal Justice

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Explore the many options a criminal justice major offers.

Elementary Education

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Over 250 hours in the field before you student teach!

Health Services Administration

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Explore the many internships we have with local health agencies.

Public Management

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Take a public management class to explore the possibilities of this major.

Early Childhood

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We have three program options, check them out.

Environmental Policy

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Want to be an advocate for environmental issues?

Legal Studies

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Major in Legal Studies and then apply for law school.

Secondary Education

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Do you want to teach high school or middle school?

In the News

2016 Students’ Choice for Teaching Excellence

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Dr. Kerrie Fineran (Counselor Ed. Faculty)
Winner has made him/herself available to students, engaged students, positively impacted his/her classes and students, and gone above and beyond the requirements of teaching to inspire students to excel during the academic year.

2016 Friends of IPFW Outstanding Teacher Award20160414-Friends-Cho-JW-001

Jeong-il Cho, Associate Professor, Professional Studies (Special Education) is the 2016 recipient of the Friends of IPFW Outstanding Teacher award. Pat Becker of the Friends surprised Dr. Cho with a letter notifying her of the award during Dr. Cho's class. She will receive a plaque and $1500 at Convocation in August. Pictured above from left to right are Amy Nitza, Chair, Professional Studies, Terri Swim, Chair, Educational Studies, Vicky Carwein, Chancellor, Dr. Cho, Pat Becker, Friends of IPFW, and James Burg, Dean, College of Education and Public Policy.

Student Success Story

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Dane Gerig, Class of Spring 2013, writes this exciting news, "I am proud to say that I am currently the new 5th grade teacher at Huntertown Elementary! I just want to thank you and all the other professors for what you did to prepare me for this remarkable journey I am about to begin. I am super excited!"