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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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Transition to Teaching

Already have your bachelor’s degree? Pair it with our Transition to Teaching Program to develop your skills as an educator and put yourself on the path toward a teaching license. Apply to the elementary, secondary, or special education program and gain the skills you need to lead the students of tomorrow.

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Program Highlights

  • A school accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • A rigorous curriculum
  • Support from the entire Mastodon community
  • Student-teaching in your own classroom


The School of Education is accredited through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation).




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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].

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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 program, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and teaching dispositions of an effective classroom teacher (as required by state and national educator preparation standards)
  • Demonstrate culturally competent teaching through equitable instructional practices that acknowledge learner diversity and contribute to belonging in classrooms
  • Demonstrate assessment literacy through the utilization of formative and summative assessment data to establish appropriate rigor within the instructional planning progress and to effectively monitor individual learner progress
  • Establish effective classroom management based on an understanding of the developmental and age-appropriate needs of all learners
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan effective units of instruction that align to Indiana academic standards and that incorporate research-based instructional practices
  • Exhibit an understanding of scientifically based literacy practices at all developmental levels
  • Exhibit an understanding of tiered learning support systems, including the ability to provide Tier 1 support to struggling learners at the classroom level and an understanding of Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports for students requiring additional academic intervention (e.g., Title I academic services) and/or formal special education services
  • Model strong interpersonal skills required to develop healthy relationships with students and their families and to contribute to strong home-school partnerships