CERTIFICATES AND LICENSURES
- Building Level Administrator
The Building Level Administrator Licensure Program uses a hybrid model of in-person and on-line coursework for students who already have a Master’s degree in an education related field and want to add a building level administrative license to their Indiana teaching license. The coursework focuses on the economics of education, school community relations, the school principalship, administration of educational systems, school law, and supervision of instruction.
- English Language Learning
The English Language Learning (ELL) additional licensure program Graduate Licensure Program provides teachers with the professional preparation to assist English language learners in developing their English language and academic skills in K through grade 12.
- High Ability
The High Ability Licensure is an accreditation that provides educators who are certified to teach in Indiana with the professional preparation to support and serve high ability students in K through grade 12.
- Transition to Teaching
Already have a bachelor’s degree and want to become a teacher? Consider our Transition to Teaching program. Transition to Teaching (TTT) is based on the premise that you already have the subject matter expertise and focuses on teaching you how to teach. This 18-credit program supports your development as an effective teacher and provides a pathway for initial licensure in your content area in Indiana.
- Applied Behavior Analysis
The Purdue University College of Education’s online certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares future behavior analysts who apply the science of behavior analysis across educational systems. The 18-credit program can be completed in as little as 1 year and offers students the opportunity to choose between two options, fully online or a hybrid model (mix of online and face-to-face).
- Applied Helping Skills
Purdue’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Helping Skills is designed to introduce students to communication and other interpersonal skills that can help people more effectively interact with others in personal and professional settings. The 12-credit certificate is comprised of 3 required and 1 elective course, all of which are offered face-to-face.
- Gifted, Creative and Talented Studies
The GCT certificate is four online courses to build knowledge and skills to prepare you to work with high ability students in grades K-12. This is not a teaching license, but denoted on your transcript as a program of study. Certified Indiana educators who wish to earn the GCT Certificate are eligible for High Ability Licensure upon completion of the program.
- Dual Language Bilingual Education
This 12 credit graduate certificate can be taken in partnership with the ESL Teaching license or by itself. If taken by itself, a total of 4 courses are needed. If taken in combination with ESL licensure courses, 7 courses or 21 credits are needed. The purpose of the dual language bilingual education (DLBE) graduate certificate is to address the growing need of schools and teachers in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, including the rapidly growing English language learner student population, through the provision of high-quality dual language and other bilingual education programs. Dual language and other strong forms of bilingual education can be effective in helping all students develop high levels of bilingualism, biliteracy, and academic achievement while fostering students’ linguistic identities and rights.
- K-12 Integrated STEM Education
The K-12 Integrated STEM Education Graduate Certificate allows students to advance their understanding of integrated STEM education approaches, learn how to design curriculum materials for integrated STEM education, and teach their disciplines using integrated STEM approaches.
- Teaching English Language Learners
The Teaching English Language Learners K-12 Certificate (TELL) provides students who are currently enrolled in a doctoral or master’s program at Purdue University who have experience working with K-12 English Language Learners. The certificate does not constitute a teaching license, but posts to the student’s transcript as a separate area of work. If you are an Indiana teacher interested in adding an ESL teaching license to your current Indiana license, click here for our English Language Learning teacher license.
- Qualitative Research
The purpose of the Qualitative Research certificate is to prepare graduate students to demonstrate competency in qualitative research through the knowledge, skills, and application of qualitative methods. This certificate brings together several courses in qualitative research design, methods, and theory designed to prepare graduate students to identify and apply multiple approaches to the study of qualitative research. Students in this certificate program will gain the knowledge to understand qualitative research in education, will develop the skills needed to engage in a variety of qualitative research approaches, and will be able to conduct qualitative research studies.
- Quantitative Research, Assessment and Evaluation in Education
The Quantitative Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Education Certificate allows students who are currently enrolled in a doctoral or Master’s program at Purdue University to build a sequence of educational statistics courses that fits their research interests.