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College of Education and Public Policy

Department of Professional Studies


Welcome to the Department of Professional Studies. We have four graduate programs in our department. Our School Counseling program received national recognition for its innovative program. If you are thinking about our Special Education program, the classes are small with great face to face conversations taught by professors with collectively over 30 years K-12 teaching experience. Educational leadership is a swiftly changing field and the IPFW Educational Leadership program is very flexible to meet your unique career needs -- call us!


Couple & Family Counseling

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All classes offered late afternoon or evening.


School Counseling

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Learn how you can be a school counselor.

Special Education - Mild Intervention

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Earn a master's or certificate.

Educational Leadership

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IPFW Educational Leadership graduates are Competent, Caring and Courageous. Join Them!

Special Education - Intense Intervention

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Only 12 credits to earn certificate!

Save the Date 

Spring 2015

Jan 12:  Classes Begin
May 4-10:  Final Exams 

Summer Session I 2015

May 18: Classes Begin
Jun 26: Classes End

Summer Session II 2015

Jun 29:  Classes Begin
Aug 7: Classes End

Student Success Story

Kate Jones 2015 Focus Award RecipientPurdue University's 2015 Focus Award Recipient

Congratulations to Kate Jones, Special Education Major, for receiving Purdue University’s 2015 Focus Award.  This award is given annually to individuals affiliated with Purdue University who have made an outstanding contribution to the furthering of Purdue’s commitment to disability, accessibility, and diversity.  

News & Events

Dr. Amy Nitza, Counselor Education Program Director2015 Association for Specialists in Group Work Fellow: Amy Nitza

ASGW Board recently voted unanimously to honor Amy Nitza as the 2015 Association for Specialist in Group Work Fellow! Her exemplary leadership and service to the organization in conjunction with her outstanding contributions to the field of group work in both research and practice have clearly positioned her among the best in the profession.

As part of the recognition as 2015 ASGW Fellow, a special session will be held at American Counseling Association ( ACA) for her to share a presentation, scheduled for Friday, March 13, at 2pm.