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.
The College of Education at Purdue University is accredited at the initial-licensure level by CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Purdue earned this national recognition by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement.
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.
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.
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.
Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) Required for Entry in EPP*
Average Overall GPA of Admitted Teacher Candidates*
*Includes both admitted candidates and program completers in any program leading to initial instructional licensure (traditional undergraduate, Transition to Teaching, etc.)
Loan Amounts for undergraduates in Education Degrees
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Purdue University Undergraduate Level of Loan Balance at Graduation
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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: 2.3%
Amount of defaulters who did not graduate from Purdue: 70%
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*Results based on those surveyed in both Indiana new teacher and employer surveys conducted by the Indiana Department of Education
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