Welcome to the IPFW Early childhood program.
IPFW is proud to offer the only Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree in Northeast Indiana. Our program meets all T.E.A.C.H. requirements. Find out how to apply to this federal program and receive substantial scholarships to complete your education!
Our bachelor-completion program builds on information gained and courses completed during your associate's degree program and is widely supported by local leaders in early childhood education programs. IVY TECH Northeast offers an early childhood associates degree. We would like to meet you. Contact us.
There are three choices you may select from to complete a Bachelors of Science degree in early childhood.
Birth – Age 5
Preschool – Grade 3
Preschool – Grade 6
(Dual License: ECE and ELEM)
|Eligible for T.E.A.C.H. scholarship funding||Yes||Yes||No|
|Early Childhood Associate Required for admission||Yes||Yes||No|
|IN Department of Education License||No||Yes||Yes|
|Length of Program||4 semesters, full-time||5 semesters, full-time||8 semesters (4 years)+ at least one summer|
|Student Teaching Required||No, but have intense practicum experiences||Yes||Yes|
|Total Credit Hours||120||120||126|
|Time Most Education Classes Offered||Late p.m. or evening||Late p.m. or evening||Day and evening|
|Class Formats for Courses in Program||Hybrid||Hybrid||Face-to-face, hybrid, online|
|Course Requirements||Birth-5 Requirements||Preschool-Grade 3 Requirements||Preschool-Grade 6 Requirements|
Dr. Terri Swim
Chair of the Department of Educational Studies / Professor