College of Professional Studies

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The College of Professional Studies welcomes you!

This is an exciting time in our college, as faculty continue to provide exceptional educational experiences while also exploring the interplay between our fields of study and engagement with the community. Our degrees include internships, and other field experiences that provide our graduates with real-world experiences and the ability to make a difference in their community.

Examples of our engagement include:

  • Research on economic development conducted by the Community Research Institute
  • Free mental health services through the Community Counseling Center
  • Free workshops and community events regarding autism and other disabilities
  • Partnerships with Science Central and local schools to support science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) education
  • Research which involves the community regarding homelessness, healthcare satisfaction, effects of diversity on student learning, the role of law enforcement in crime prevention, and healthy relationships

Our teacher preparation programs are accredited by CAEP/NCATE, the primary accrediting organization for teacher preparation in the United States. In continuing to strengthen our programs, we are developing new and innovative ways to assess student learning -- the focus in our programs is on preparing highly-qualified practitioners, not simply rote memorization of facts.

Change brings opportunities and the College of Professional Studies is creating programs that provide relevant, high-quality educational experiences that impact our community.

James Burg, Ph.D.
College of Professional Studies
Purdue University Fort Wayne

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