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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.

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

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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

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Graduate Admissions Guide

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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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PNW Faculty and Staff Earn ACUE Certifications

Effective teaching practices begin with strong training, a theme more than 100 PNW faculty and staff members have found after earning Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) certifications.

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Get to Know CHESS Academic Advisor Lisa Lyons

Lisa Lyons is one of our newest advisors in the college, starting in July 2021. She advises elementary education, transitions to teach and graduate special education.

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Call for Proposals: What’s Going On: Breaking Bread, COVID-19, Anti-Racism and Critical Conversations on Social Justice

The newly formed editorial board of the “What’s Going On? CHESS Newsletter” invites you to submit proposed conversation starters.

Accreditation

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).