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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
Social Studies Education
Special Education: Dual Licensure
Special Education: Mild and Intense Intervention P-12
Special Education: Mild Intervention P-12
Special Education: Mild Intervention P-12 3-year, Fast-Track New!

Majors in partner colleges:

Agricultural Education
Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
English Education
Visual Arts 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 possibilities. These majors can prepare you to be a university professor, education researcher, designer of learning environments, evaluation specialist, corporate trainer or education director in a museum.

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).

The College of Education also offers a Certificate in Collaborative Leadership (CCL) in which students learn many useful management skills. Such skills include team-building, empowerment of others and identifying and capitalizing on human resources to reach goals. The CCL is available campus-wide and consists of just 3-credit bearing courses.

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