Learn. Lead. Inspire.
These are the values of the educator preparation programs at PNW where candidates are prepared to assume complex educational roles inside and outside of traditional educational environments. The PNW School of Education and Counseling educator preparation program mission:
To re-imagine and change education by creating
opportunities for students, candidates, families,
educators and our local communities.
- The Teacher Preparation program is based on the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards, which can be viewed in their entirety at the INTASC website. You may also download the core standards and review the knowledges, dispositions, and performances associated with each of the ten INTASC principles by downloading the following file: INTASC Core Standards (PDF).
- Our curriculum and the Teacher Preparation Standards also relate to the Indiana Academic Standards
The Educator Preparation Provider at Purdue University Northwest 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 for PNW. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that we offer to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
The mission of CAEP is accountability and improvement of educator preparation. The accreditation process establishes rigorous standards for educator preparation programs, holds accredited institutions accountable for providing continuous evidence of meeting these standards, and encourages unaccredited schools to demonstrate the quality of their programs by working for and achieving professional accreditation.