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Teacher Education Requirements

The following information outlines the assessment of students completing a teacher education program at Purdue University. For the most current information, visit www.teach.purdue.edu/programs. The student must satisfy the criteria for Gates A, B, C and D in order to successfully complete the Purdue University Teacher Education Program (TEP) and Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) licensure requirements. The criteria include:

  • For all students admitted to Purdue University for the Fall 2011 semester and enrolled in a TEP course that includes a field experience component/TIP (Theory into Practice), a valid Criminal Background Check must be completed, a Professionalism Agreement signed in the TEP course and a signed Self-Disclosure Statement filed with the Office of Field Experiences (OFE).
  • Attend the mandatory Teacher Education Orientation Session during the Block I or CDFS 10000 semester, or prior to the study abroad Block I experience.
  • Submit the online TEP Application and Signature Form to OPPL.
  • Complete the Basic Skills Competency Assessment requirement. Options include Praxis I tests or Praxis I Alternative for admission to Gate A and successfully pass the Praxis II: Subject Assessment/Specialty Area Test(s) for Gate C. Information regarding Indiana testing requirements is available at www.ets.org/praxis/in/requirements.
  • Complete requirements for Gates A, B and C (if admission is denied at Gate A, reapplication is required; an application is not required for Gates B and C).
  • Maintain the GPA (overall, content and professional education) requirements established by each program area and the TEC.
  • Attend the mandatory Student Teaching Application Workshop one year prior to the student teaching semester. A student must pass through Gates A and B before submitting the Student Teaching Application to OFE. This application serves as a "letter of intent" and does not imply automatic placement. Successful admission to Gate C is required prior to the student teaching semester. For information regarding student teaching and OFE, email fieldexp@purdue.edu or go to www.teach.purdue.edu/field_exp/index.html.
  • Reference the Center for Career Opportunities website at www.cco.purdue.edu/student to begin the job search.
  • Attend the TEP Licensing Meeting at the end of the student teaching semester.
  • Complete Gate D licensure requirements. Details may be found atwww.teach.purdue.edu/licensure/index.html.
  • Complete the TEP and other state licensure requirements such as the certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Heimlich Maneuver and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Information about the CPR-Heimlich Maneuver-AED certification requirement is located at www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing/cpr-heimlich-maneuver-aed-certification. Please note: Indiana licensing rules and regulations are subject to change by the Indiana Department of Education.
  • Sixty (60) days prior to the last day of classes or student teaching experience, complete the IDOE online teacher license application at www.doe.in.gov/student-services/licensing.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the Gate D or exit audit, a Purdue University licensing advisor will make the recommendation for licensing.

Title II Reporting Requirements

Purdue University is in compliance with Title II reporting requirements. Visitwww.education.purdue.edu/oppl/2002/title2 to obtain complete details. If you are unable to access this website and would like a copy, contact:

The Office of Professional Preparation and Licensure

Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 3229
100 N. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Phone: 765-494-2345

Email: licensure@purdue.edu.