Gain the professional competencies to launch or advance your teaching career and make a positive impact on the lives of middle and high school students. Complete your degree 100% online, on your schedule.
- Program Highlights: Study educational psychology, instruction and assessment methods, child and adolescent development, reading comprehension strategies, teaching diverse students and exceptional children, educational leadership, classroom management, and more.
- Certification: If your goal is to become a certified teacher, Purdue Global offers a Classroom Pathways Bundle to help you become certified in specific states through the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (American Board) Plus+ Program in specific states.*
- Competency-Based: Gain proficiency in nine program competencies, which are based upon state and national professional standards for beginning teachers.
Program is not available in all states. Contact an Admissions Advisor for details. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Purdue Global cannot recommend students who complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for licensure. Licensing requirements for teaching grades 5-12 vary by state. Earning a master’s degree could provide you with the background and practical experience to meet nationally recognized standards; however, enrollment in the MAT is not required for pursuing a state alternative certification program. Purdue Global’s MAT is not accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which may be a requirement for certification or licensure in some states. The program is not state approved for teacher certification or endorsements of any kind, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification. Refer to Licensure.PurdueGlobal.edu for additional information on licensure and state authorizations.
* Students must pass the American Board examinations to be eligible for certification in AR, AZ, FL, ID, MS, MO, ND, NH, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN (Putnam County Public Schools, Crockett County Public Schools, and Tullahoma City Public Schools only), UT, or WI. Prior to enrolling in the Classroom Pathways Bundle, students must confirm they are eligible for a state alternative certification program. Students must confirm costs, deadlines, additional fees, required approvals, residency, and continuing requirements with American Board (ABCTE.org).
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Purdue University Global is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLCommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
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