School of Education

Elementary Education

Welcome to the Elementary Education program at Purdue University - Fort Wayne. We have been educating and preparing elementary teachers since 1967. You will be joining this proud group of well prepared educators. Your degree will make you eligible to be licensed by the State of Indiana to teach grades K-6 or preschool through Grade 6. There are three program options.  If you are interested in any of these, please contact us we would like to meet you!


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.


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


Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

Elementary Education with Special Education
Early Childhood and Elementary Education
(Dual License-Grades Pre School-Grade 6)
Number of Credit Hours 120 126
Number of Semesters 8 semesters (4 years), 10 semesters (5 years) if adding special education 8 semesters (4 years) + at least one summer
  Student Teaching Required
Must pass Pearson CASA exams for admission to program
Yes Yes
Course Requirements

Elementary Education Requirements

Elementary Education with Special Education Requirements
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Requirements

Elementary Education Program Assessment System Handbook