Licensure Programs

Welcome Teacher Education Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Current Educators

Purdue University’s College of Education offers numerous and diversified Teacher Education Programs that result in eligibility for an Indiana Professional Educator’s License, including program options in both Instruction and Administration. Applicants can choose from undergraduate and graduate programs while earning a Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, or a Doctorate degree, dependent upon the licensure program. The College of Education at Purdue University is nationally accredited at the initial-licensure level by CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The College of Education will undergo a national review of its advanced licensure programs in Teacher Education by CAEP in the spring of 2022. Upon CAEP review and Indiana Department of Education recommendation, the College of Education at Purdue University is also accredited at the state level by the Indiana State Board of Education. For more information regarding accreditation, please visit our accreditation page.

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Career and Technical Education: Agriculture

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Career and Technical Education: Agriculture (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Career and Technical Education: Family and Consumer Sciences

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Career and Technical Education: Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs (Mild Intervention)

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Early Childhood Education (P-3) and Mild Intervention (P-3)

*Elementary Generalist

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License as an Elementary Generalist (K-6) and Blended and Online Teaching (K-6)

*This major includes coursework for a licensure addition in Reading (K-6)

Inclusion: Elementary Generalist and Exceptional Needs (Mild and Intense Intervention)

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License as an Elementary Generalist (K-6), Mild Intervention (K-6), Intense Intervention (K-6), and Blended and Online Teaching (K-6)

Engineering and Technology Education

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Technology Education (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Exceptional Needs: Mild and Intense Intervention (K-6)

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Mild Intervention (K-6), Intense Intervention (K-6), and Blended and Online Teaching (K-6)

Exceptional Needs – Mild and Intense Intervention (5-12)

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Mild Intervention (5-12), Intense Intervention (5-12), and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Language Arts (English Education)

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Language Arts (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Mathematics

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Mathematics (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Science Education

  • Chemistry
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Chemistry (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Earth/Space Science
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Earth/ Space Science (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Biology
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Life Science (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Physics
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Physics (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Social Studies

The core program includes Economics, Government & Citizenship, and Historical Perspectives with additional areas of Psychology and Sociology

  • Economics
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Economics (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Government & Citizenship
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Government and Citizenship (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Historical Perspectives
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Historical Perspectives (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Psychology
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Psychology (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)
  • Sociology
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Sociology (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (5-12)

Visual Arts Education

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Visual Arts (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12).

Visual Arts (Design Emphasis) Education

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Visual Arts (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

World Languages: Chinese

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Chinese (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

World Languages: French

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in French (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

World Languages: German

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in German (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

World Languages: Japanese

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Japanese (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

World Languages: Latin

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Latin (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

World Languages: Spanish

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional License in Spanish (P-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

*Undergraduate Concentrations/Pathways

English Language Learners Licensure Pathway (P-12)

High Ability Licensure Pathway (P-12)

Special Education Non-Licensure Pathway

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Non-Licensure Pathway

Undergraduate Licensure Addition for all Licensure Programs

**Blended and Online Teaching (P-3) or (K-6) or (5-12) or (P-12)

*Courses embedded into selected undergraduate Teacher Education Programs and individual student plans of study

**Courses embedded into all undergraduate Teacher Education Programs; grade level aligns with Major

Secondary Education Transition to Teaching Licensure Programs

Online Transition to Teaching Licensure Program

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in applicants chosen content area (5-12). Please refer to the TTT Program Flowchart.

Residential Transition to Teaching Licensure Program

Engineering/Technology Education

Fine Arts: Visual Arts Education**

Language Arts Education (including speech and English) (5-12)

Mathematics Education

Science Education:

Social Studies Education:

Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial license in the candidates chosen content area (5-12). Please refer to the TTT Program Flowchart

Indianapolis STEM Teacher Residency Program (defined as a Transition to Teaching Program for State/Federal Purposes)

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial license in the candidates chosen STEM content area (5-12). Please refer to the TTT Program Flowchart.

Exceptional Needs (Special Education)

Mild Intervention Graduate** (non-degree)
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial License in Mild Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and an addition in Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Mild Intervention Graduate** (MSEd program)
Program completion leads to a Master’s Degree (MSEd) in Special Education and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial License in Mild Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and an addition in Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Mild and Intense Intervention Graduate** (non-degree)
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Initial License in Mild and Intense Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and an addition in Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Mild and Intense Intervention Graduate** (MSEd program)
Program completion leads to a Master’s Degree (MSEd) in Special Education and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial License in Mild and Intense Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and an addition in Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

**Blended and Online Teaching (P-12), courses embedded into selected graduate Teacher Education Programs and individual student plans of study

Teachers of English Learners*

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to a REPA 3 license addition for Teachers of English Learners (P-12).

Exceptional Needs (Special Education)

Mild Intervention Graduate*, ** (non-degree)
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 license addition in Mild Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Mild Intervention Graduate*, ** (MSEd program)
Program completion leads to a Master’s Degree (MSEd) in Special Education an Indiana REPA 3 license addition in Mild Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Intense Intervention Graduate* (non-degree)
Program completion leads an Indiana REPA 3 license addition in Intense Intervention (K-6) (5-12)

Intense Intervention Graduate*, ** (MSEd program)
Program completion leads to a Master’s Degree (MSEd) in Special Education an Indiana REPA 3 license addition in Intense Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Mild and Intense Intervention Graduate*, ** (non-degree)
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 license addition in Mild and Intense Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

Mild and Intense Intervention Graduate*, ** (MSEd program)
Program completion leads to a Master’s Degree (MSEd) in Special Education an Indiana REPA 3 license addition in Mild and Intense Intervention (K-6) (5-12) and Blended and Online Teaching (P-12)

**Blended and Online Teaching (P-12), courses embedded into selected graduate Teacher Education Programs and individual student plans of study

High Ability (Gifted & Talented) Education*

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to a REPA 3 license addition for High Ability Education (P-12)

*These graduate level programs may only be added to a valid Indiana Instructional License. An Emergency Permit, Transition to Teaching Permit, Career Specialist Permit, Charter School License, or Workplace Specialist II are not applicable.

Building Level Administrator

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 Building Level Administrator License (P-12)

District Administrator: Director of Career/Technical

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 District Administrator: Director of Career and Technical Education License (P-12)

District Administrator: Superintendent

Licensure Program Coursework
Program completion leads to an Indiana REPA 3 District Administrator: Superintendent License (P-12)