Close Menu

The College of Education is the hub of teacher education at Purdue. Seventeen undergraduate majors are part of a collaborative teacher education program organized across six colleges with shared curriculum goals and jointly-appointed faculty.

Each of these majors leads to a bachelor’s degree, and if you meet all of the requirements and deadlines, licensure in the state of Indiana. If you’re interested in becoming a licensed teacher in one of these subjects, click the link below for more details.

Majors in the College of Education:

Elementary Education (Plan of Study)
Social Studies Education (Plan of Study)
Special Education: Dual Licensure (Plan of Study)
Special Education: Mild and Intense Intervention P-12 (Plan of Study)
Special Education: Mild Intervention P-12 (Plan of Study)

Majors in partner colleges:

Agricultural Education
Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
English Education
Art Education
Visual Arts Design Education
Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Earth/Space Science Education
Mathematics Education
Physics Education
Engineering/Technology Teacher Education

Non-Licensure Education Majors

Interested in the field of education, but not sure you want to become a teacher? Consider our non-teaching majors and explore the learning sciences. These majors can prepare you to be a university professor, work in corporate training, or be an education director in a museum.


Global Studies Minor (Plan of Study)
Learning Sciences in Educational Studies Minor (Plan of Study)


Collaborative Leadership Certificate (Plan of Study)

Other Opportunities

No matter what major you choose, there are more opportunities to challenge yourself at Purdue. For students who want to become a part of a vibrant intellectual and residential community of young scholars, consider also applying to the Honors College. If you are interested in academic research, you can gain invaluable experience in the Undergraduate Research Training Program (URT).

Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a teacher? Request a transcript evaluation to find out what coursework you’ll need to complete.