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College of Education

Great teachers. They’re memorable. Think about those inspiring teachers who have influenced your life. Now think about you being that great teacher for future generations.

You bring the enthusiasm and Purdue’s College of Education will help you get there. With devoted faculty, small class sizes and innovative teaching methods, Purdue education students are job-ready and in demand.

What will you experience in Purdue Education?

  • Hands-on classroom interactions start your freshman year and continue each semester 
  • Dynamic, community-based partnerships with schools
  • Study abroad opportunities with programs in schools around the world
  • Exceptional student teaching experience during your final year
  • Concentration pathways with specialized courses and experiences in effectively teaching English learners, students with disabilities, and students with gifts, talents, and creativity
  • Preparation to teach in virtual and hybrid environments
  • Mentoring opportunities post-graduation

At Purdue, education majors are prepared for today’s classrooms in six academic colleges. Want to teach elementary school, social studies, or special education? Your Purdue academic home is College of Education. Want to teach high school math? Your home is the College of Science. This structure allows students all-access to teaching methods coursework in the College of Education while those who need focused subject-matter training — science teachers, math teachers, English teachers, etc. — also study alongside peers who are biology, math, and English majors. View Purdue’s full list of teaching and education majors.

College of Education Website
Top 1% of elementary education programs

What are Purdue Education graduates doing?

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98.28% are employed, 1.72% are continuing with their education, 0.00% are seeking employment, 0.00% are seeking education, and 0.00% are engaged in other activities.

Average Salary: $39,511

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Education Majors

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