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The College of Education offers graduate programs through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Studies. The advanced degrees that may be earned are Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Philosophy.

The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to provide exceptional service to our faculty, staff and students by being informative and knowledgeable. The staff in the Office of Graduate Studies assist faculty and staff in serving prospective, current, and former graduate students. The office assists students through admission, registration, graduate program studies, and graduation. Our goal is to recruit highly qualified students and to make their graduate study in the College of Education a rewarding and successful experience. 

Online Master's Degree: MSED with concentration in Learning Design and Technology

This program is designed especially for working professionals who cannot put their careers on hold to complete a campus degree. Learn more ... 

Online Master's Degree: MSED with concentration in Special Education

This program focuses on mild intervention and is available in three different tracks:

Master's only (30 credit hours): Intended for those who are seeking knowledge in the area of special education. No practicum is required, an additional elective course is taken in its place.

Master's with initial special education licensure (34 credit hours): Intended for those who are seeking a master’s degree as well as a first teaching license. Includes practicum and student teaching field experiences.

Master's with advanced special education licensure (30 credit hours): Intended for those who already have initial (teaching) licensure. Includes a practicum.

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STEM Goes Rural 

STEM Goes Rural seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields - science, technology, engineering, and mathematics - into teaching in high-need rural Indiana high schools.  Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields.  This initiative features one Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship, which offers $30,000 stipends.  Learn more...

Teacher Education

To find information about the Purdue Teacher Education Program please visit the Teacher Education web site.

College of Education Graduate Student Listserv

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Office of Graduate Studies
Beering Hall, Room 3229
Purdue University
100 N University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098
Voice: (765) 494-2345
Fax: (765) 494-0587