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Office of Professional Preparation & Licensure

Welcome to the Office of Professional Preparation & Licensure (OPPL)!  This office:

  • Provides explanation and interpretation of and information about teacher licensing requirements.
  • Supports the Purdue University Teacher Education Council and accreditation activities.
  • Assists prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, P-12 educators, and others with teacher preparation, licensure and continuing education needs.
  • Completes transcript audits.
  • Processes licensure requests.
  • Maintains Teacher Education Program (TEP) and licensing records.   However, Purdue University does not maintain placement/credential files.




E-Mail Phone

T.J.  Espino Oakes

Assistant Dean for Teacher Education and OPPL Director


(765) 494-2345

Jennifer R. Avery

Licensing Advisor


(765) 494-2345

Licensing Advisor

(765) 494-2345

Cynthia Bonwell

Office Coordinator


(765) 494-2345

Karen Hearn

Admission/Retention Clerk  


(765) 494-2345


Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
except university holidays



Office of Professional Preparation & Licensure
Beering Hall, Room 3229
100 N. University Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

Voice: (765) 494-2345
Fax: (765) 494-0587
Email: licensure@purdue.edu