College of Professional Studies



School of Education Accreditation


The College of Professional Studies 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

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

Out-of-State Teacher Education Applicant Information

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.

Our Counselor Education program has received national accreditation from CACREP.

Faculty Feature

Photo of Joe D. Nichols, Ph.D.

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