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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.

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Behavioral Health Academy™

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

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Purdue Northwest Students Earn Spring 2023 Semester Dean’s List Honors

The Purdue University Northwest spring 2023 semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,647 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

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Purdue University Northwest recognized among top education programs for literacy preparation in teaching

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.

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Purdue University Northwest Graduates Encouraged to Remember Civics at Spring Commencement

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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Commencement

Fall 2023 Commencement ceremonies will be held indoors at the Hammond campus on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

Dec 09

Fall 2023 Classes End

Fall Classes end Saturday, Dec. 10. Next week are final exams!

Dec 22

Winter 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 31

FAFSA 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.


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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).