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School of Education and Counseling

Transform education, transform you. Create opportunities for students, families, educators and communities to re-imagine learning and development.

Samantha "Emily" Feliciano

Whether through friendships, professors, field experience or campus organizations, PNW has provided me the opportunity to make connections, enabling me to achieve my goals while providing opportunities I would not have had otherwise.

Samantha “Emily” Feliciano, Special Education

Marilyn Thomas

As an individual who is hoping to make a difference in this world, I know my dream is becoming a reality because I had the best teaching and training.

Marilyn Thomas, ’22, MSEd, Mental Health Counseling, Expressive Arts Counseling Post-Master’s Certificate

Kathryn Rochefort

Everyone was very kind. The students in my major were all very supportive of each other. At times we would struggle but we worked together as a group to figure it out.

Kathryn Rochefort, Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading, ’22

Sonja Pierson

PNW has created networking opportunities and professional relationships that I am grateful for, with mentors that are wonderful role models.

Sonja Pierson, Master of Science in Education, Mental Health Counseling, ’21

Laila Verduin

Purdue Northwest has given me the opportunity to grow into the teacher my future students need and deserve. I'm grateful to have had the amazing support and encouragement of my professors, advisor and peers!

Laila Verduin, Elementary Education, Concentration: Special Needs

Additional Resources

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Transform Education

Graduate Admissions Guide

Ready to apply ? See what’s needed to make your application process easy!

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Transform You

Student Resources

From scholarships to student organizations, find the resources you need to succeed.

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Transform Community

Community Counseling Center

We offer quality, affordable, short-term individual counseling for adults and children in Northwest Indiana.

News & Announcements

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Purdue Northwest students earn fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2022 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,738 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.

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A love of teaching: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Kathryn Rochefort

Kathryn Rochefort’s love of learning and teaching was inspired by her third grade teacher. It was that inspiration which led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences at Purdue University Northwest (PNW).

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Recognizing Our Graduates

Purdue University Northwest proudly celebrates the graduates who received their degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Dec. 10, 2022.

Upcoming Events

Mar 21

Registration Open Labs

Come to a Registration Open Lab to learn how to register in the new Student Scheduling Assistant in myPNW.

Mar 21

Fall 2023 Priority Registration

Priority Registration dates for Fall 2023 will begin on March 20 for the various student classifications.

Apr 07

Last Day to Drop a Spring 2023 Class

Last day to drop Spring 2023 classes ends at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7.

Apr 13

Last Day to order Spring 2023 Graduation Regalia

Graduation regalia – cap, tassel and gown – must be purchased from the PNW Bookstore by April 13, 2023 for the Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony.


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Purdue University Northwest is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

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The Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).