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.
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: 2.5%
Amount of defaulters who did not graduate from Purdue: 70%
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