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The College of Education is the hub of teacher education programs at Purdue, providing instruction on teaching methods and overseeing all clinical experiences and licensure. Five partner colleges provide content expertise in subjects including math, English education and the sciences.

Purdue University College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2019 and is now affiliated with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the new accrediting body for educator preparation.

If you would like to contact CAEP you may visit www.caepnet.org, by phone at (202) 223-0077 or mail correspondence to:
1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036.
Teacher Education programs are recognized by Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) affiliated with CAEP.

All programs are state-approved in Indiana. The College of Education works closely with the Indiana Department of Education to assure compliance with state requirements for educator professional licensure.

CAEP Reporting Measures

1. Impact on P‑12 learning

Employers

  • 97% of hiring principals agree that our graduates:
    • Understand how students learn
    • Meet expectations for content prep and knowledge
    • Adhere to ethical and legal requirements
    • Adhere to the legal requirement of the teaching profession

Our Graduates

  • 94%+ of hiring principals believe our graduates are well-prepared to:
    • Integrate technology to advance student learning (98%)
    • Provide an inclusive learning environment (96%)
    • Provide a rigorous learning environment (94%)
    • Differentiate instruction to meet all students’ learning needs (94%)
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  • 96% of graduates believe they have the content preparation and knowledge level expected of a beginning teacher
  • 92% of our teacher education graduates
    • understand how learners/students develop and grow
    • differentiating instruction to meet all students’ learning needs
    • working effectively with students with all exceptionalities
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2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness

  • 96% percent of teachers with 1-3 years of experience achieved “highly effective” or “effective” rating
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3. Satisfaction of employers and employment

4. Satisfaction of completers

  • 83% of graduates believe they were will prepared by the Teacher Education Program at Purdue University’s College of Education
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  • 92% of candidates were satisfied with their teacher education program
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5. Graduation rates

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II

Teacher Education Program Enrollment Data 2013-2018

Testing Success

Group
Tests Taken
Tests Passed
Pass Rate (%)
Program Completers, 2016-17
207
197
95
Program Completers, 2015-16
222
209
94
Program Completers, 2014-15
225
216
96

See more details in the full Title II Report >

Title II Reporting Requirements

Purdue University is in compliance with Title II reporting requirements.

Title II Section 207 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires states, as recipients of HEA funds, and all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students receiving federal financial assistance, to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing. Visit this page for complete details of Purdue University’s report.

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

  • 97% of graduates are employed or continuing their education
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8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

EPP Admission or Entry Criteria

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) Required for Entry in EPP*

Type
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
Traditional
2.50
2.50
2.50
Alternative
2.50
2.50
2.50

Average Overall GPA of Admitted Teacher Candidates*

Type
2016-2017
2015-2016
2014-2015
Traditional
3.32
3.31
3.32
Alternative
3.47
3.41
3.42

*Includes both admitted candidates and program completers in any program leading to initial instructional licensure (traditional undergraduate, Transition to Teaching, etc.)

Student Loan and Default Rates (show/hide)

Purdue University’s Three Year Cohort Default Rate

The cohort default rate is the percentage of borrowers who enter repayment in a fiscal year and default by the end of the second fiscal year. The Department of Education issues default rates according to the fiscal year that borrowers entered repayment. For example, the fiscal year 2014 3-year default rate is based on students who entered repayment between Oct. 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014 and defaulted before September 30, 2016. The results are then published the next September (September, 2017).

Purdue’s most recent cohort default rate: 2.5%
Amount of defaulters that did not graduate from Purdue: 70%

How it’s calculated > (show/hide)