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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.

Kickstart Your Career

Our rigorous, accredited programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.



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 University Northwest students earn 2023 fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2023 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,691 undergraduate students for their academic achievements.

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Pursuing Your Curiosity

David Pratt, associate professor of Education, has dedicated his career to the academic success of students from kindergarten to college, initially as a public school teacher and now as a university professor.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Mar 01

Scholarships Deadline

Make sure to apply for PNW’s scholarships before the deadline of March 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 academic year.

Mar 06

Spring 2024 Pedagogy Circle Meeting

Join your colleagues to discuss meeting students where they are and maintaining academic standards.

Mar 11

Spring Break

Spring break runs Monday, March 11 through Saturday, March 16. Classes resume Monday, March 18.

Mar 25

Fall 2024 Priority Registration Begins

Priority Registration for Fall 2024 begins March 25. Register promptly for the best selection of course days and times.


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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).