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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.

Sonja Pierson

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

I have been given the chance to connect with my professors on a more personal level as well as the endless opportunities of getting experience in my field that has helped me reach my professional goals.

Bailey Bristley, Early Childhood Education

Success is no accident. It’s hard work, perseverance and love of what you’re doing. I wouldn’t be where I am without the guidance of my professors in the School of Education and Counseling.

Brittnie Beach
Elementary Education, Valparaiso

Additional Resources

Transform Education

Graduate Admissions Guide

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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

Onder Islek

Visiting Fulbright scholar shares story, research about visual impairment

PNW recently hosted Önder İşlek, a visiting Fulbright scholar from Aksaray University in Turkey who is currently conducting research at the University of Hawai’i.

Three students stand together outside of the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience building

Purdue University Northwest enrolls increasingly diverse student population

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) fall 2022 enrollment figures show positive trends of first-time freshman enrollment and increasing diversity at the university. First-time freshmen enrollment was up 21%!

A lion sculpture on PNW's Westville campus

Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders

We are delighted to announce Purdue Northwest’s 2022-2023 Lionhearted Leaders! The Lionhearted Leaders Initiative recognizes the hard work and many contributions of members of the Purdue University Northwest faculty.

Upcoming Events

Dec 10

Fall 2022 Commencement

Commencement is our favorite time of year! Congratulations to the summer and fall graduates!

Dec 23

Winter Recess – University Closed

Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 23 to Monday, January 2 for winter recess.

Jan 09

Spring 2023 Classes Begin

Spring 2023 classes will begin on Monday, January 9.

Jan 09

Spring 2023 Late Registration Begins

Late registration for the Spring 2023 semester begins on Monday, January 9 and runs through Friday, January 13.

Accreditation

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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).