College of Education Minors
College of Education Certificate
Collaborative Leadership Certificate (9 credits)
College of Education Concentration
College of Education Pathway Concentrations
Special Education Pathway (show/hide)
Approximately 60% of students with disabilities spend the majority of their school days in general education classrooms. All teachers need to have both the knowledge and the skills to teach students with disabilities. All teaching majors at Purdue will learn about disabilities and how to provide all students with access to the curriculum. Students who choose the Special Education Pathway will complete additional coursework to increase their understanding of special education laws and their role and expectations in the shared responsibility of educating students with disabilities. Students in the Special Education Pathway will have additional opportunities to develop their teaching practice in classroom experiences that include students with disabilities.
English Language Learning (ELL) Pathway (show/hide)
The new English Language Learning (ELL) concentration is for undergraduate students seeking a pathway to dual-licensure in elementary/secondary education and English as a New Language (ENL). The new concentration totals 13 credits that, if all are completed, will allow a teacher education candidate to add this ENL teaching license to an existing Indiana instructional license. This new concentration will help meet the needs of the increasing ELL student population in Indiana by providing teachers with the professional preparation to assist English Learners K-12 in developing both English language and content area knowledge.
Gifted, Creative, and Talented (GCT) Pathway (high ability) (show/hide)
Purdue’s Gifted, Creative, and Talented Pathway prepares undergraduates for teaching excellence through a strengths-based, student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Based on a talent development perspective, we know all learners have strengths, talents, and interests that can be discovered and developed by teachers with knowledge and skills in academic, social-emotional, and personal talent development. Our goal is not to identify gifted students but to identify and nurture the strengths and academic needs of all students, providing appropriate levels of challenge for maximum academic success and support for helping youth develop healthy social and emotional dispositions, including empathy, compassion, and commitment to positive contributions to their communities. Successful completion of this new, four-course pathway leads to K – 12 High Ability licensure as an additional credential on your initial Indiana teaching license.
Applied Behavior Analysis (show/hide)
The Applied Behavior Analysis pathway will provide learners with advanced knowledge and skills in behavioral approaches to instruction and student supports. The 12-credit course sequence will focus on procedures for evaluating behavior and target skills, designing data-driven interventions, and monitoring progress. Additionally, the 4-course sequence, along with EDPS 36201 Positive Behavior Supports and EDPS 40300 Individualized Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports, will fulfill the Behavior Analyst Certification Board course content requirements to sit for the exam to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).