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Discovering and Developing Human Potential in Diverse Learning Environments

Our nationally known faculty are engaged in the discovery, application, and dissemination of new knowledge centered on three key themes: Educating Diverse Learners, STEM Learning and Effective Teaching.

We pride ourselves in preparing students for positions as university professors, researchers, special education professionals, counseling psychologists, and testing, measurement and evaluation specialists. Our graduates work in schools, higher education and private industry.

Janet Alsup Interim Department Head, Educational Studies

Greetings and thank you for your interest in the Department of Educational Studies (EDST) in the College of Education at Purdue University! Cast against a vibrant history of innovation, research, teaching, and learning that continues to contribute to the enhancement of human potential in a wide variety of learning environments, our internationally recognized faculty offer world-class opportunities for study that emphasizes discovery of new knowledge. Amidst a collaborative, nurturing atmosphere in which professors know students by name, educational experiences are targeted at cutting-edge advances from the very people who have discovered them.

Purdue was the perfect choice for me. My graduate program is probably the best in the nation, if not the world. I love that the program allows me to work with children while I complete my research.
The College of Education offers such a strong community. My fellow grad students are from such diverse cultures and backgrounds. I've been able to learn so much from them — this year I celebrated the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival for the first time.

Corinne Green
Ph.D. Student in Gifted, Creative and Talented Studies

Contact the Department

Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 5108
100 N. University Street,
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-9170
Email: edst@purdue.edu