School of Education and Counseling
Transform education, transform you. Create opportunities for students, families, educators and communities to re-imagine learning and development.
Kickstart Your Career
Our rigorous, accredited programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
PNW has created networking opportunities and professional relationships that I am grateful for, with mentors that are wonderful role models.
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!
Graduate Admissions Guide
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Community Counseling Center
We offer quality, affordable, short-term individual counseling for adults and children in Northwest Indiana.
Purdue University Northwest has partnered with the Community Fairbanks Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Academy™ to offer a streamlined path to a career in behavioral health.
News & Announcements
The Purdue University Northwest spring 2023 semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,647 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.
Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) undergraduate program in Elementary Education received recognition from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its rigorous preparation of future educators in how to teach reading.
Purdue University Northwest graduates were urged to uphold the values and freedoms afforded to them as U.S. residents and exhibit service to others as exemplary, participatory civilians in a democracy, during PNW’s spring 2023 commencement Saturday, May 6.
Dec 09Fall 2023 Commencement
Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
Dec 09Fall 2023 Classes End
Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!
Dec 22Winter Recess – University Closed
Purdue University Northwest will be closed from Friday, December 22 to Monday, January 1 for winter recess. Campus offices will reopen Tuesday, January 2,
Dec 31FAFSA Opens for 2024-2025 School Year
The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available beginning December 31, 2023. Create an FSA ID now to ensure you and contributors, such as a parent or spouse are ready to complete the FAFSA.
Purdue University Northwest is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).
The Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling Programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).