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Degree Programs

Department of Teacher Education

It takes a
well-trained teacher to make a positive impact on students.

You know that the learning that goes on in a classroom is about more than graded papers and exams—it’s also about personal and emotional growth and development. And you want to help the students of tomorrow become the best versions of themselves that they can be. That journey starts here. Build the foundation of a fulfilling career as an educator with a degree from the Department of Teacher Education.

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An education that enriches. 

Whether you’re interested in early childhood education, want to build a foundation of knowledge to pass on to middle school or high school students, or desire a teaching position outside of schools, you’ll find the degree you’re looking for at Purdue Fort Wayne.


Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate.

A minor or certification from the Department of Teacher Education will provide you with the skills and experience to become an educator in ways that reach well beyond the classroom.

Early Childhood
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Early Childhood Education, Preschool–Grade 3
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Elementary Education
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Secondary Education
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Transition to Teaching

Do more with your degree.

The Transition to Teaching Program prepares career professionals to teach in
either elementary, secondary, or special education classrooms.

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Step forward today.

Take your first step toward making your mark on the world by pursuing a degree from Purdue Fort Wayne.