Welcome to the PNC Education Program!

student readingAt Purdue University North Central, we envision that the Education programs will prepare candidates to complete our mission, and meet the challenges they will encounter as classroom teachers in educating students in our global, diverse and democratic society.

Our candidates will have the knowledge that allows them to integrate theory with practice so that they will be viewed as effective and reflective educators. They will possess the necessary knowledge, skills, dispositions and will be committed to providing all children with developmentally appropriate instruction to foster students’ learning, discovery and engagement.

As they gain classroom experience, our graduates will be seen as school leaders who are advocates for student growth and school reform. They will continually reflect and seek to grow professionally, and support professional organizations.

Career Opportunities:

        • Childcare worker
        • Camp counselor
        • Child psychologist
        • Education administrator
        • School counselor
        • Teacher



Majors (Academic Programs):

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Program Entry Requirements



The Educator Preparation Provider at Purdue University North Central is currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) the new, sole specialized accreditor for educator preparation. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs on the PNC campus. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that we offer to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes. PNC has been accredited since 2006.




CASA Test Registration Open Now!

Indiana Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA) Tests are being held at Purdue University North Central.  Test dates will be published when available.

A person does not have to be a PNC student in order to take the CASA exam at Purdue University North Central. The examination consists of three total subtests (Math, Reading, Writing), all of which must be successfully completed in order for a person to be considered for entry into PNC’s Education Programs. Similarly, students interested in joining education programs at Purdue University Calumet, Indiana University Northwest, and Ivy Tech Community College must successfully complete the CASA exam before applying. A person may take one subset on a given testing date or all three; however it is not permitted for a person to only take two subsets on a given testing date.

Registration Deadline: 2 days prior to the scheduled testing date

Please contact The Office of Graduate and Extended Learning for further details.
Phone: 219.785.5343      Email: gel@pnc.edu      Website: pnc.edu/gel


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