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.
NEW FOR FALL 2017 --- IPFW will now offer a full 4-year BS degree program in Early Childhood Education for Preschool through Grade 3
There are four 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)
4-Year B.S. Degree
Preschool - Grade 3
|Eligible for T.E.A.C.H. scholarship funding||Yes||Yes||No|
|Early Childhood Associate Required for admission||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|IN Department of Education License||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Length of Program||4 semesters, full-time||5 semesters, full-time||8 semesters (4 years)+ at least one summer||8 semesters (4 years)|
|Student Teaching Required||No, but have intense practicum experiences||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Total Credit Hours||120||120||126||120|
|Time Most Education Classes Offered||Late p.m. or evening||Late p.m. or evening||Day and evening||Day and evening|
|Class Formats for Courses in Program||Hybrid||Hybrid||Face-to-face, hybrid, online||Face-to-face, hybrid, online|
|Course Requirements||Birth-5 Requirements||Preschool-Grade 3 Requirements||Preschool-Grade 6 Requirements||FOUR YEAR BS DEGREE Preschool-Grade 3 Requirements|
Dr. Terri Swim
Professor and Associate Dean