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Undergraduate Programs of Study

Elementary Education

Elementary Education reflects what is known about the best practices in teacher education and is aligned with state and national standards for elementary school teacher preparation. Professional courses are grouped together and taken sequentially in 6 semester blocks. Each block has an associated Theory into Practice (TIP) field experience that allows students to apply subject matter knowledge and best practices in school, university, and community settings. The Elementary Education Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree for licensure.

For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting. For teacher licensure information, visit the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure.

Social Studies Education

Social Studies Education reflects the best practices in teacher education and is aligned with state and national standards to prepare individuals to teach social studies at the secondary level. Students take courses in three areas: Historical Perspectives, and two additional areas chosen from Economics and/or Government and Citizenship, or Psychology or Sociology. Professional courses are grouped together and taken sequentially in 2 semester blocks. Each block has an associated Theory into Practice (TIP) field experience. The Social Studies Education Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree for licensure.

For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting. For teacher licensure information, visit the Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure.

Other Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education programs other than Elementary Education and Social Studies Education are available through other units on the Purdue campus.

College Teacher Education Programs
Education Special Education
Agriculture Youth Development and Agricultural Education
Consumer & Family Sciences Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs
Family & Consumer Sciences
Liberal Arts Art
English
Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German)
Health & Safety
Physical Education
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Science Biology
Chemistry
Earth/Space Science
Mathematics
Physics
Technology Technology Education