School of Education

Accreditation

School of Education Accreditation

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

“We are proud that the following undergraduate and graduate programs have been reviewed and accredited by CAEP:

  • Initial Licensure
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education
    • Middle School Education
    • Secondary Education: English/Language Arts
    • Secondary Education: Mathematics
    • Secondary Education: Science
    • Secondary Education: Social Studies (under review)
    • Secondary Education: World Languages
    • Art Education
    • Music Education
    • Teaching English as a New Language
  • Advanced Licensure
    • Educational Leadership (Building Administrator)
    • Special Education
  • What is Accreditation?
  • Why it Matters
  • www.CAEPnet.org

Purdue Fort Wayne School of Education Unit Assessment System (UAS) Handbook

Out-of-State Teacher Education Applicant Information


Counselor Education Accreditation

CACREP Accredited (2)

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties that are offered by colleges and universities in the United States and throughout the world.


Nationally Recognized Programs

Early Childhood Education

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

 

Elementary Education

ACEI This program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

 

Secondary Education

AMLE This program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE). 

 

NSTA Our Science Education programs are nationally recognized as a high-quality programs through the the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). 

 

NCTE The Secondary English/Language Arts program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

 

nctm-logo The Secondary Mathematics program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). 

 

ACTFL logo The Secondary World Language program is nationally recognized as a high-quality program through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

Faculty Feature

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I learn best by exploring and by constructing new ideas, but also by watching, reading, listening, writing, and rewriting until the combination of effort and hard work blend inconspicuously with creativity and exploration. This effort combined with an an attitude of service to my students and the community sets the stage for me to positively influence the next generation of teachers.

Joe D. Nichols, Ph.D.
Professor in the School of Education