College of Education and Public Policy

Dean's WelcomePhoto of James Burg, Ph.D.

The College of Education and Public Policy (CEPP) welcomes you!

This is an exciting time of transition --
our college faculty continue to provide exceptional educational experiences while also exploring the interplay between our fields of study and engagement with the community. Our Indiana University degrees include practica, internships, and other field experiences that provide our graduates with real-world experiences and the ability to make a difference in their community.

Examples of our engagement include:

  • Research on economic development conducted by the Community Research Institute
  • Free mental health services through the IPFW Community Counseling Center
  • Free workshops and community events regarding autism and other disabilities
  • Partnerships with Science Central and local schools to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
  • Research which involves the community regarding homelessness, healthcare satisfaction, effects of diversity on student learning, the role of law enforcement in crime prevention, and healthy relationships

Our teacher preparation programs are accredited by NCATE, the primary accrediting organization for teacher preparation in the United States. In continuing to strengthen our programs, we are developing new and innovative ways to assess student learning -- the focus in our programs is on preparing highly-qualified practitioners, not simply rote memorization of facts.

Change brings opportunities and the College of Education and Public Policy is recreating itself to provide relevant, high-quality educational experiences that impact our community.

James Burg, Ph.D.
College of Education and Public Policy
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne

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Spring 2016 issue of Distinguish, the Office of Graduate Studies’ online magazineCounselor Education student and alumni are featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Distinguish, the Office of Graduate Studies’ online magazine.

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 last Thursday. 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 Jim Burg, Dean, College of Education and Public Policy.