Instructional Licensure Programs

Undergraduate Students

Applying to the Teacher Education Program

Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a distinct and unique admission process, separate from admission to Purdue University.

Application Deadlines

Students should plan to submit their TEP Application at the beginning of their second semester, sophomore year (students admitted prior to Fall 2021 will submit their TEP Application by the end of their sophomore year). Applications for admission to the Teacher Education Program are due by the following dates:

  • Prior to Fall Semester: July 1
  • Prior to Spring Semester: December 1

Submit Your Application by Catalog Year of University Admission

Fall 2022 and After
Coming Soon

Fall 2021 and Spring/Summer 2022
Coming Soon

Prior to Fall 2021 and ALL Early Childhood Education Students

Teacher Education Program Guidelines and Requirements

Not sure what you want to teach? Read more about each program, coursework, and criteria listed below. To see additional licensure requirements in conjunction with program coursework, please visit the Licensure Requirements and Application Procedures page.

Program specific guidelines and requirements are included below for each individual licensure program. Program guidelines and requirements can vary from year to year. Students should view the licensure program for the semester and year they were admitted to Purdue University. If you have questions about your specific admission semester/year, check with your academic advisor, or the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL).

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)

  • Agriculture Education Student Guidelines
  • Agriculture Education Candidate Checklist

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)

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Student Guidelines
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Candidate Checklist

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), Mild Intervention (P-3), and Blended and Online Teaching (P-3)

  • Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs (Mild Intervention) Guidelines
  • Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs (Mild Intervention) Checklist

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)

  • Elementary Generalist Student Guidelines
  • Elementary Generalist Candidate Checklist

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)

  • Elementary Generalist and Exceptional Needs (Mild and Intense Intervention) Student Guidelines
  • Elementary Generalist and Exceptional Needs (Mild and Intense Intervention) Candidate Checklist

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)

  • Engineering and Technology Education Student Guidelines
  • Engineering and Technology Education Candidate Checklist

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 (K-6) Student Guidelines
  • Exceptional Needs: Mild and Intense Intervention (K-6) Candidate Checklist

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)

  • Exceptional Needs- Mild and Intense Intervention (5-12) Student Guidelines
  • Exceptional Needs- Mild and Intense Intervention (5-12) Candidate Checklist

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)

  • Language Arts (English Education) Student Guidelines
  • Language Arts (English Education) Candidate Checklist

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)

  • Mathematics Education Student Guidelines
  • Mathematics Education Candidate Checklist

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)
    • Chemistry Education Student Guidelines
    • Chemistry Education Candidate Checklist
  • 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)
    • Earth/Space Science Education Student Guidelines
    • Earth/Space Science Education Candidate Checklist
  • 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)
    • Biology Education Student Guidelines
    • Biology Education Candidate Checklist
  • 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)
    • Physics Education Student Guidelines
    • Physics Education Candidate Checklist

Social Studies

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

  • Social Studies Education Student Guidelines
  • Social Studies Education Candidate Checklist
  • 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)

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 Chinese Guidelines
  • World Languages Chinese Checklist

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 French Guidelines
  • World Languages French Checklist

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 German Guidelines
  • World Languages German Checklist

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 Japanese Guidelines
  • World Languages Japanese Checklist

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 Latin Guidelines
  • World Languages Latin Checklist

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)

  • World Languages Spanish Guidelines
  • World Languages Spanish Checklist

*Undergraduate Licensure Pathways/Concentration

English Language Learners Licensure Pathway/Concentration (K-6) or (5-12)

High Ability Licensure Pathway/Concentration (K-6) or (5-12)

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

*Embedded into selected undergraduate Teacher Education Programs; grade level aligns with Major

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

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), Mild Intervention (P-3), and Blended and Online Teaching (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)

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

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

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

Visual Arts (Design Emphasis)

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

*Undergraduate Licensure Pathways/Concentration

English Language Learners Licensure Pathway/Concentration (K-6) or (5-12)

High Ability Licensure Pathway/Concentration (K-6) or (5-12)

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

*Embedded into selected undergraduate Teacher Education Programs; grade level aligns with Major

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

***TEP Student Guidelines and TEP Candidate Checklist were not separated by licensure program prior to Fall 2021

Career and Technical Education: Agriculture

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

Career and Technical Education: Family and Consumer Sciences

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

Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Early Childhood Education (P-3), 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 an addition in Reading (K-6)

Elementary Generalist and Exceptional Needs

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license as an Elementary Generalist (K-6), Mild Intervention (P-12), and an addition in Reading (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) 

Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Mild Intervention (P-12)

Exceptional Needs – Mild and Intense Intervention

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Mild Intervention (P-12) and Intense Intervention (P-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) 

Mathematics

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Mathematics (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) 
  • 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) 
  • Biology
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Life Science (5-12) 
  • Physics
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Physics (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) 
  • Government & Citizenship
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional     license in Government and Citizenship (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) 
  • Psychology
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional     license in Psychology
  • Sociology
    Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional     license in Sociology (5-12) 

Visual Arts (Fine Arts) 

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Visual Arts (Fine Arts) (P-12)

Visual Arts (Fine Arts – Design Emphasis)

Program completion leads to a Bachelor’s Degree and an Indiana REPA 3 Initial Instructional license in Visual Arts (Fine Arts-Design Emphasis) (P-12)