Non-degree Coursework Options

For prospective students interested in taking courses as a non-degree student, there are three recommended options.  

Option 1 – Complete Professional Development (non-credit) courses for PGPs 

Purdue University Online offers several courses in Education that DO NOT result in college credit, but do provide Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points. These courses are excellent options for current Indiana teachers desiring to renew their educator licenses using PGPs. The non-credit courses offered in Education for PGPs include the following: 

  • Developing Student Strengths and Talents – $500, 10 PGPs 
  • Best Practices for E-Learning Days – $25, 10 PGPs 
  • Teaching ELL Students – $35, 7 PGPs 
  • K-12 Co-Curricular Career Education – $25, 15 PGPs 
  • Understanding the Grief of Children and Adolescents – $25, 5 PGPs 

Option 2 – Apply as a non-degree residential student 

Some graduate programs may admit students as residential non-degree students. However, not all courses are offered every term (fewer options are available in the summer). The Literacy and Language Education program does sometimes admit non-degree students wishing to take a course, and in particular, the course EDCI 58500 Multicultural Education is offered without pre-requisites and may be an option for some applicants. For more information, please reach out to prior to submitting a non-degree application.  

Option 3 – Apply to an Online Certificate or License Addition program 

Prospective students apply to these programs, and if admitted, graduate-level credits earned through these programs may be able to be used for Indiana educator license renewal. For questions about licenses and renewal, please contact the Office of Teacher Education and Licensure at *Some programs may not be available for admission consideration for every term (Fall, Spring, and Summer) depending upon enrollment. Contact for more information.