Teacher Preparation is a department in the School of Education at Purdue University Calumet. We provide programs and courses to students interested in becoming teachers. We are here to help you learn, and learn to teach. The department offers degree programs, courses, professional development events and a variety of resources to help students become teachers and teachers be more effective.
New for 2012-2013
Congratulations to Outsanding Future Educators!
Three students from the Department of Teacher Preparation are recipients of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Future Educators Award. These awards are issued by the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (IACTE). Candidates for the award are evaluated based on portfolio scores, outstanding student teacher experiences, and nomination by university supervisors. This recognition is for excellence and dedication that all three have shown to their profession.
- Krystle Shanks, elementary education
- Jennifer Cielielski, elementary/special needs
- Mitchell Bidwell, secondary social studies
Recipients will be honored during the IACTE annual Recognition Day for Outstanding Future Educators. This event draws outstanding future educators from throughout the state to celebrate the teaching profession, reward the exemplary efforts of student teachers and inspire them to make a difference. Recipients will be accompanied to the banquet by Dr. Cynthia Cole Robinson, department head.
Congratulations - Best Office for Founder's Day 2013!
Congratulations to the Department of Teacher Preparation for winning Best Office for Founder's Day 2013! Thank you to all of the staff, particularly Michelle Rogowski for the design concept, students, and SOE faculty who encouraged students to vote.
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Candidates for graduation! Please consider letting the Ronald E. McNair post-baccalaureate achievement program help you pursue a graduate degree. McNair Scholars receive research stipends for original research projects, access to test preparation materials, special and personal support from McNair advisors, and much more. To learn more about the McNair program, please visit http://webs.purduecal.edu/mcnair/.
New teacher preparation candidates may now achieve dual licensure in elementary education and special education (grades K-6). To learn more about our new program, please consult the Teacher Education Handbook, downloadable below as an Adobe PDF document.
About Teacher Preparation
We can't "make" you a teacher at Purdue Calumet. We can help you learn about teaching, understand the learning process, and prepare for the profession of teaching. It will be your effort, your time and your hard work that will make the difference between someone who studies what teaching is and someone who becomes a teacher. We will help guide you and train you for this rewarding and challenging work - work that some say is the most important work we can do.
Learn more about our department's programs and faculty by choosing links from the left.