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Teacher Education Programs

It takes a well-trained teacher to make a positive impact on students.

Looking for the knowledge and expertise that will build the foundation for a fulfilling career? Teacher education is your place to start.

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Elementary Education
Certification 
(K–6)

Gain insight into the way children learn and develop so that you can help shape the youthful minds of tomorrow.

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Program Highlights

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  • A program with accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • A nationally recognized, high-quality program through Council for Exceptional Children
  • A rigorous curriculum
  • Support from the entire Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue education

Accreditation

The elementary education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and nationally recognized as a
high-quality program through the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI). Because of these statuses, students who meet specified requirements are eligible for the elementary education teaching license in the state of Indiana.  Indiana holds reciprocal licensing agreements with other states.

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Scholarships

 

Looking for ways to make paying for college a little easier? ScholarshipUniverse is a tool for current and admitted Purdue Fort Wayne students that allows you to create an academic profile and connect with scholarship opportunities.

For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certification, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Become more caring, humane, and functional citizens in a global, multicultural, democratic society
  • Improve the human condition by creating positive learning environments
  • Become change agents by demonstrating reflective professional practice
  • Solve client problems through clear, creative analyses
  • Assess client performance, creating and executing effective teaching, counseling, and educational leadership by utilizing a variety of methodologies reflecting current related research
  • Utilize interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrating technology and critical literacies and effectively communicating with all stakeholders
Next stop: a successful future.
  • Coach
  • Curriculum Designer
  • Educator (informal)
  • Interventionist
  • School Administrator
  • School Counselor
  • School Librarian
  • Teacher