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From the Dean

Hello and welcome to the College of Education at Purdue University!

The College of Education got its start in 1908 with classes in industrial education, household economics and chemistry education and has grown to a nationally accredited college offering an undergraduate degree in three majors* and graduate degrees in 25 different concentrations. We also offer non-degree and transition to teaching programs.

No matter what your focus-teaching, counseling, administration-you will be prepared for a rewarding and challenging career with a degree from Purdue's College of Education.

We're different. Here at Purdue, teacher education programs are highly content rich. We want you to be proficient in the subject you are teaching in addition to understanding how to teach. We provide dedicated faculty, challenging coursework and numerous opportunities to gain real-world experience through early and frequent field experiences. You can even earn class credit by participating in study abroad programs to locations across the globe including India, Honduras and Russia.

The faculty and I are committed to ensuring that each of you receives the assistance and support needed to become a leader in the field of education. We believe the partnerships you develop, combined with the strength of the skills and experiences you acquire while you are here will enable you to make a difference.

I invite you to explore our site for details about rigorous programs, exciting events and significant research. Join the College of Education and launch your future!
Boiler Up!
Maryann Santos

  *In addition to the 3 undergraduate majors, other teaching majors are available at Purdue. Purdue offers teacher education majors through the colleges of Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology in collaboration with the College of Education. Engineering education is also available through the College of Engineering.
Click here to view all undergraduate majors.