Teaching and Learning in Engineering

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the online Teaching and Learning in Engineering graduate certificate program the ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area (Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Technology) with GPA of 3.0 or higher and also meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program in Engineering or other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field at an accredited university in the United States or equivalent institution in another country, or
  • Be teaching Engineering or other STEM courses at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States or equivalent institution in another country, or
  • Hold a post-baccalaureate degree in Engineering or other STEM field with a GPA 3.0/4.0 or higher. Students holding a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field and having extensive experience in a technical position in industry, a government agency, or an academic institution will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must meet the minimum English Proficiency requirements established by Purdue’s Graduate School and documented in the Graduate School’s Policies and Procedures Manual, Section III.B.3.  English proficiency beyond the minimum requirements is strongly encouraged since this graduate certificate program is reading and writing intensive. 

Note: Acceptance into the Teaching and Learning in Engineering Certification program does NOT assure admission to the Graduate School of Purdue University to pursue an advanced degree.

Current Purdue Students

You must apply for the Graduate Certificate using the Graduate School’s online application, whether or not you are currently enrolled at Purdue.  It will appear as though you are applying to the Graduate School as a regular graduate student (even though you may already be enrolled in the Graduate School through another department).  Once you reach the question asking for the Enrollment Objective, select the Certificate Program option.  The form will default to the information needed to complete the application.  You will be required to pay the application fee.

How to Apply

  • Please visit the application page.
  • A submitted electronic application
    • Campus: Select "West Lafayette (Main Campus)"
    • Proposed Graduate Major: Select "Engineering Education"
    • Degree Objective: Select "Teaching and Learning in Engineering" 
  • Official transcripts (international students need original language and English translation)
  • Academic Statement of Purpose

  • Personal History Statement

  • TOEFL scores (international only). TOEFL cannot be more than two years old.

There is a rolling deadline for admission to the certificate program.  Applications are reviewed as they come in.