Professional Development

K-12 Teacher Professional Development Resources

The Professional Development Portal is designed to provide a one stop shop for K-12 teachers looking for professional development. Expect to:

  • Distinguish yourself in the education industry with a superior credential from an institution with global recognition and impact.
  • Learn tools & highly relevant techniques for successfully implementing into industry standards.
  • Advance and network with an experienced and motivated peer group for mutual support, team exercises, and enhanced learning.

Included in this site are:

  • Online courses: Upon successful completion PGP points and certificate of completion are awarded for online courses available for individual or group registration at a low cost.
  • Free Access to Articles: Free Access to Purdue faculty published articles. Purdue University is a tier-one research University. Learn what faculty are researching and how the research affects education. Publications may have fees associated with access.
  • Academic Programs: We recognize that graduate school is an investment of both time and money. Therefore, we work to stay value-priced as a university helping students get the most out of their dollar, and are consistently ranked among the “best value” colleges, providing a notable return on investment (ROI) for graduates. The College of Education offers a variety of online and hybrid courses, graduate certificates, masters, PhD, and licensure programs.
  • Workshops: K-12 Teacher workshops provide a lively environment mixing skill-building, creativity, and safety for future.



Professional Development Online Courses

For those successfully completing the online courses, a certificate of completion notating PGP points will be awarded. Courses are developed and/or endorsed by Purdue faculty. The courses can be completed 100% online and at your own pace.

Group registrations are encouraged for teachers in the same school wanting to collaborate and complete the course. Each participant will be awarded individual certificates if all requirements are met.

  • Developing Students Strengths
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    Cost: $500
  • Teaching ELL’s
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    Cost: $75 – Individual — $150 – Group
  • Understanding Grief of Children and Adolescents
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    Cost: $75 – Individual — $150 – Group
    5 PGP’s available
  • Youth in Crisis: Suicide Prevention
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    Cost: $50 for non-Purdue students and staff
  • Best Practices for E-learning Days
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    Cost: $75 – Individual — $150 – Group
    10 PGP’s available
  • K-12 Co-Curricular Career Education
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    Cost: $75 – Individual — $150 – Group
    15 PGP’s available
  • PoRTAL: Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning
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    Cost: Free
    12 PGP’s available
  • C-Past Student Teacher Supervisor Training
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    Cost: Free
  • Strategies for Promoting Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom
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    Cost: $200

Articles and research of interest

Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue’s research capabilities and talent. As you explore our world-changing research, you’ll quickly see why Purdue College of Education is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation. This section links to leading published educational research articles from dedicated faculty.
**Publications may have fees associated with access to articles

Preschool teachers’ transition practices and parents’ perceptions as predictors of involvement and children’s school readiness.
Children and Youth Services Review, 109. Puccioni, J., Froiland, J. M., & Moeyaert, M. (2020).
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Instructional Scaffolds in Mathematics Instruction for English Learners With Learning Disabilities: An Exploratory Case Study.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 18(1) Lei, Q., Xin, Y. P., Morita-Mullaney, T., & Tzur, R. (2020).
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Gauging Uncertainty I Test-to-Curriculum Alignment Indices,
Applied Measurement in Education, Traynor Anne, Tingxuan Li, and Shuqi Zhou, 2020.
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Building a scalable STEM career development program for elementary school-aged children,
The Journal of STEM Outreach, Sandra Miguel-Lindley McDavid-Loran Parker-Micha Simons -– December 11, 2019
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College of Education Online Program Offerings

Online students have access to many of the same opportunities that students do at any Purdue campus. While the online classes are similar to traditional classroom learning in most aspects, online learning requires even more commitment and discipline from students. Online courses are as rigorous as on-campus courses; indeed, the emphasis on educational quality is one reason you choose Purdue University.

What can you expect:

  • Courses are taught by highly respected Purdue Faculty and Industry Leaders.
  • You will have a fully supported online learning environment.
  • The graduate program is designed for working professionals to provide the needed flexibility without interfering with your career.

Doctorate Programs

Ed Specialist Programs

Graduate Masters Programs

Graduate Certificates

Licensure Programs

Professional Development Credit Program

College of Education Workshops

Teacher workshops provide a lively environment mixing skill-building, creativity, and tools to help you reach your full potential as a K-12 teacher. Taught in a face to face or online format, these workshops are designed to minimize the cost for teachers seeking certification or recertification.

Indiana GEAR UP

6 workshops across the state with themes of collaboration, integration, and practice. Teachers GET PAID to attend our workshops! Questions can be directed to

Indiana STEM Education Conference

You can register for the Indiana STEM Education Conference at:

The theme for the conference is, “STEM Education Meets a Global Challenge.” The conference will be on January 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EST). The cost for registration is $50. Keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Richardson will present strategies for online teaching and learning for K-12 classrooms.

There will be up to 60 presentations on STEM curriculum, STEM instruction, and STEM careers. Selected presentations include:

  • Hybrid, Online, and Hands-On Technologies – Teaching STEM in the Time of COVID-19
  • Helping Students Connect to Opportunities in a Digital Age
  • “I can be that!”: Building Regionally-Relevant Career Awareness Through STEM Curriculum
  • Simple, Fun, and Engaging STEM Lessons
  • STEAM Focused PBL in an Online and In-Person Learning Environment
  • Incorporating Computer Science Into a Maker Space

Attendees can visit with exhibitors during designated times. Exhibitors include:

  • Aidex Corporation
  • AP-TIP IN – University of Notre Dame
  • Carolina Biological Supply Co.
  • Comcast
  • Discovery Education
  • STEM Teach Indiana
  • Purdue Agricultural Science Education and Communication

A web page with resources from the presenters, vendors, and researchers will be available.All presentations will be recorded. Participants will be able to view any presentation following the conference.Teachers will receive a Professional Growth Points certificate for participating in the conference.