School of Education Drexel University
School of Education Drexel University
Drexel University School of Education
Drexel University's School of Education strives to meet the professional needs and career objectives of those who are currently working in the education field, or who wish to pursue careers as teachers, faculty members, education administrators, and staff members at all levels of education. Through challenging coursework taught by experienced faculty, students are exposed to current research and trends on teaching and administration including the latest developments in pedagogy and instructional technology. The School of Education goes well beyond teacher training: it produces education leaders.
The School of Education offers master's and doctoral degree programs and a wide variety of certificate, certification and professional development programs to meet the needs of educators and educational administrators. Drexel University is a premier technology university, and the School of Education provides technologically-based curricula with an orientation in science, technology, and math.
Graduates of the School of Education are known for their creativity, technological savvy, preparedness and leadership skills. The School of Education's faculty members are carefully chosen for their expertise in developing these traits and skills in students. The School of Education continues to explore new opportunities for graduate programs and for collaboration and partnership with the education community. These initiatives provide additional opportunities to students who wish to make a difference in the rapidly expanding and diverse field of education.
The MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis degree program
Drexel's MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis provides students with the skills they apply evidence-based interventions to guide change in human behavior in both educational and clinical settings. The MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis degree program with the Autism Spectrum Concentration is ideal for students who plan to work with children and adults who are affected by this disorder. The program offers a practicum at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute or with EI programs, residential and community behavior health providers, or educational agencies.
The MS in Creativity and Innovation degree program
Drexel's MS in Creativity and Innovation degree program enables students to develop and apply their own creativity to find innovative solutions in the full gamut of work environments, from education to marketing and public relations to engineering to healthcare. Students have access to the Drexel/Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation to develop leadership and problem-solving skills.
The MS in Education Administration degree program (Principal certification available)
Drexel's Master of Science in Educational Administration degree program offers innovative training based on a framework of state and national leadership standards for elementary and secondary instructors and counselors to become school administrators. The MS in Educational Administration degree program is ideal for those with an initial teaching certification interested in obtaining principal certification with a master's degree. For those interested in a singular leadership credential without principal certification, it offers leadership training that can be applied in any educational setting in the US and around the world.
MS in Educational Improvement and Transformation degree program
Drexel's unique Master of Science in Educational Improvement and Transformation degree program provides students with a broad, strong foundation in education. Students select from 11 Professional Development Concentration Sets to customize their degrees. These PDCs include:
- Collaborative Special Education Law and Process
- Creativity and Innovation
- Educational Policy
- E-Learning Leadership
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Instructional Design
- Leadership in Educational Settings
- Learning in Game-Based Environments
- Learning Technologies
- Special Education Leadership
- Urban Education
The degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to initiate programs in both formal and informal educational environments.
MS in Global and International Education degree program
Drexel's Master of Science in Global and International Education degree program prepares students to work within the complex economic, political, cultural, and social structures that shape learning in different parts of the world. Graduates of the Global and International Education program will acquire the leadership skills necessary to develop, analyze, implement and evaluate educational policies at a variety of institutions and organizations, through interpersonal advocacy skills and cross-cultural communication, using emerging information technologies. It is ideal for those who have already completed a study abroad, for those who want to transition back to the international realm, for those working abroad, and individuals interested in a second career opportunity.
The MS in Higher Education degree program
Drexel's Master of Science in Higher Education degree program prepares students to lead complex administrative and management positions in university and college offices, national and international associations and organizations, government agencies, foundations, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world. The High Education program offers an interdisciplinary, experiential curriculum of coursework drawn from Drexel's School of Education. Foundation study provides a thorough overview of education from the colonial era to present day "virtual" models and examines the organizational and administrative structure of institutional hierarchy.
Students take a primary concentration in administration and organizational management and can select a secondary concentration from one of the following areas: "Adult Education," "Community College Administration," "Enrollment Management," "Global and International Education," "Educational Policy," "Institutional Development," "Institutional Research," "e-Learning Technologies and Instructional Design," and "Student Development and Affairs."
The MS in Human Resources Development degree program
Drexel's innovative online Master of Science in Human Resource Development degree program focuses on developing intuitive workplace skills such as resolution, mentoring, coaching, and listening while also teaching students how to evaluate and assess programs and interventions for effectiveness. The increasing demand for strategic leadership in the workplace is universal but especially sought-after within the four concentrations available in:
- Strategic Human Resources
- Instructional Design and e-Learning
- Project Management
- Evaluation and Return on Investment
Drexel University's School of Education has been recognized as a member of The Academy of Human Resource Development: Program Excellence Network that includes 30 of the best Human Resource Development programs in the nation
MS in Learning Technologies degree program
Drexel's Master of Science in Learning Technologies degree program is a unique online program that prepares graduates to build an effective system of training based on the vast differences in the way people interface with new technology. Drexel's e-Learning curriculum stands alone, through important field training and a philosophy of solution-oriented, collective discourse that becomes a model for professional practice. The Learning Technologies coursework builds on Drexel's leadership in the latest educational research and technologies and provides students with a complete framework for understanding the learning sciences and media literacy -- from initial concepts and development of instructional design to how individuals use learning software -- from the obstacles they encounter to the solutions that help them succeed.
The MS in Mathematics, Learning and Teaching degree program
Drexel's Master's in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, a joint effort between the school's award-winning the Math Forum and the School of Education, trains graduates to improve math in middle and high schools through shared, solution-oriented teaching methods. The Mathematics, Learning and Teaching curriculum builds on leading-edge aspects of education and math in areas such as evaluation and diagnostic teaching and offers electives that explore higher education and learning technologies. Students work independently on rigorous math assignments and collaborate on the outcome within a community of fellow students and faculty members, to produce student-centered, technology-enhanced strategies for middle and high school math learners of all abilities.
The MS in Special Education degree program
Drexel's Master of Science in Special Education degree program builds on the essentials of special education, from its history and a study of inclusive classrooms, to literacy and content skill development for individuals at-risk, leading to an opportunity to create expertise. Coursework builds on the essentials of special education, from its history and a study of inclusive classrooms, to literacy and content skill development for individuals at-risk, leading to an opportunity to create expertise in specific areas through a concentration in one of the following areas:
- "Autism Spectrum Disorders"
- "Technologies for Special Education"
- "Collaborative Special Education Law and Process"
- "Customized Study" (for individuals who already possess special education certification)
The MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum degree program
Students at Drexel may pursue
- Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teaching Certification
- Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies
The degree program provides an overview of current learning trends, from advanced techniques of instruction and assessment to the impact of multimedia and new learning technologies. Core courses provide an overview of current learning trends, from advanced techniques of instruction and assessment to the impact of multimedia and new learning technologies. Students focus on diversities in the classroom, such as students with special needs and intercultural learners, and develop solution-oriented strategies for instructional leadership.
The EdD in Education Leadership and Management degree program
Drexel University's EdD in Educational Leadership and Management degree program stands alone as a rigorous, accelerated part-time doctoral program that produces leaders with the skills and knowledge to create educational reform. The EdD offers an elite professional practitioner's degree as completely online program and in a blended delivery format that combines on-campus classes and online education.
Graduates are prepared for placement as superintendents. Upon completion of the degree program, Drexel University provides graduates the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The PhD in Education Leadership Development and Learning Technologies degree program
Drexel's PhD in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies degree program is designed for those who aspire to be leaders in the field of education as researchers, scholars and instructors in higher education and in other educational settings, such as community or corporate settings. The PhD degree program is grounded in cross-cultural educational leadership, policy, and theory-driven research and demands extensive preparation in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Currently, two areas of concentration are available for PhD students: Educational Leadership and STEM Education.
Location & Contact
School of Education
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
Degrees & Award
- Degrees Offered
- Major Degree Levels Offered
- Educational Leadership And Management Doctor of Education (Ed D)
- Educational Leadership Development And Learning Technologies Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Applied Behavior Analysis Master of Science (MS)
- Creativity And Innovation Master of Science (MS)
- Education Improvement And Transformation Master of Science (MS)
- Global And International Education Master of Science (MS)
- Mathematics, Learning And Teaching Master of Science (MS)
- Learning Technologies Master of Science (MS)
- Special Education Master of Science (MS)
- Educational Administration Master of Science (MS)
- Human Resources Development Master of Science (MS)
- Higher Education Master of Science (MS)
- Teaching, Learning And Curriculum Master of Science (MS)
- Degrees Awarded
- Master's Degrees 500
- Doctoral Degrees 23
- First Professional Degrees Not reported
- Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
- * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
- Earning Your Degree
- Part-time study available? Yes
- Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
- Distance learning programs available? Yes
- Terminal master's degree available? No
- Degree Requirements
- Master's Degrees Not reported
- Doctoral Degrees
- First Professional Degrees Not reported
- Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
Departments & Programs
- Program in Educational Administration: Collaborative Leadership
- Program in Educational Leadership and Management
- Program in Education Leadership Development and Learning Technologies
- Program in Higher Education
- Program in Human Resource Development
- Program in Learning Technologies
- Program in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
- Program in Science of Instruction
- Program in Special Education
- Program in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
- Acceptance Rate
- Applied 1,020
- Accepted 525
- Acceptance Rate 51
- Enrolled 363
- Application Fee - Domestic $75
- Application Fee - International $75
- Electronic applications accepted? Yes
- Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
- Application Deadlines
- Type Domestic International Priority Date
- Fall deadline September 1st Not Reported Not Reported
- Winter deadline December 2nd Not Reported Not Reported
- Spring deadline March 2nd Not Reported Not Reported
- Entrance Requirements
- Master's DegreesNot Reported
- Doctoral's DegreesGRE or GMAT
- First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
- Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
- International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS required
Tuition & Fees
- Tuition & Fees *
- Tuition & FeesNot Reported
- *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
- Financial Support
- Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
- Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
- Types of financial support availableGraduate Assistantships
- Total Graduate Students1900
- Female Percentage74%
- Male Percentage26%
- Total Graduate Students1900
- Part-time PercentageNot Reported
- Full-time PercentageNot Reported
- Hispanic / Latino7%
- Black / African American14%
- White / Caucasian68%
- American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
- Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
- Two or more races0%
- Faculty Breakout
- Total Faculty37
- Full-time Percentage100%
- Part-time Percentage0%
- Female Percentage57%
- Male Percentage43%
- Existing Research
- Focus of faculty researchLeadership development, mathematics education, literacy, autism, educational technology
- Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported