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.
Transition to Teaching Certificate (Special Education)
The transition to teaching program provides you with a flexible hybrid option that allows you to work while earning your certificate. In this program, you will learn and gain insight from accomplished professors who are committed to your success as an educator.
- A program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
- A rigorous curriculum
- Support from the entire Mastodon community
- Student-teaching opportunities beyond northeast Indiana
- A prestigious Purdue degree
Our education programs are accredited through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). We are nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
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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].
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
- Engage in professional learning and practice within ethical standards
- Address students’ individual developmental needs through effective specialized instruction and appropriate environments
- Demonstrate the ability to make decisions based on assessment data for social, emotional, and cognitive development of individual students
- Collaborate with families and professionals
- Curriculum Designer
- Educator (informal)
- School Administrator
- School Counselor
- School Librarian