School of Education

Early Childhood Education

You can become a part of 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!

Build on information gained and courses completed during your associate's degree program. As a student, you are widely supported by local leaders in early childhood education programs through mentored field experiences and practicums. Additionally, IVY TECH Northeast offers an early childhood associates degree.

Purdue University Fort Wayne is now offering a full 4-year BS degree program in Early Childhood Education for Preschool through Grade 3.  

You have four choices to 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
Step-Up Program Yes Yes No
Eligible for T.E.A.C.H. scholarship funding Yes Yes Maybe 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)
Field Experiences and Practicum Required Yes Yes Yes Yes
Student Teaching Required No Yes Yes Yes
Total Credit Hours 120 120 126 120
Class Formats for Courses in Program Online Online Hybrid/Face-to-face Hybrid/Face-to-face
Course Requirements Birth-5 Requirements Preschool-Grade 3 Requirements Preschool-Grade 6 Requirements FOUR YEAR BS DEGREE Preschool-Grade 3 Requirements

ECE Program Assessment System Handbook

Early Childhood + Dual License in ECE Field & Practicum Required Documents

The following are required documents by the state of Indiana for all students in an early childhood setting (Birth through PK classrooms) and must be completed before starting a field or practicum placement.



The College of Professional Studies has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.

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This program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


Teresa Hogg, M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education