Become a Teacher Day

How can you become a teacher? Learn about all that Purdue University has to offer to prepare you for your own classroom at Become a Teacher Day.

Become a Teacher Day 2020

Hear from Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, about how those majoring in teacher education are valued at Purdue. Current teacher education students will share their experiences at Purdue University and answer your questions. The event will be packed full of helpful information and fun. 

  • What teaching majors does Purdue offer? 
  • How soon and how often do education students get into K-12 classrooms for real-world experience?
  • What’s it like to be part of a small college on a Big 10 campus?

 Learn the answers to these questions and more. 

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Via Zoom

Become a teacher and change the world one student at a time. We can’t wait to meet you!



Join us via Zoom to learn about how you can become a member of the Boilermaker teacher education family.

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome – Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. College of Education 101 – Abby Laufman, teacher education recruiter
Learn about the majors and minors offered at Purdue University
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Applying to Purdue – Kiley Bruss (BA ‘19), assistant director of admissions
10:15 – 10:25 a.m. BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions (choose one):
  • Ambassador Panel 1 – Floyd Craig, director of Diversity Initiatives
  • Ambassador Panel 2 – Abby Laufman, teacher education recruiter
  • Field Experiences – Ed Wiercioch, coordinator of early clinical practice and Karen Yates, placement coordinator
  • Parent Info/Financial Aid – Jenn Barce, managing director of Academic Services and David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach for the Division of Financial Aid
  • Secondary Education – Stephen I. Smith, secondary education coordinator
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Questions and Closing – Dean Nancy and Abby