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School of Education Drexel University

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 74%26%
    student ratio
  • 1,900
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Drexel University School of Education

The Drexel University School of Education strives to meet the professional needs and career objectives of those who are currently working in the field, or who wish to pursue a career as teachers, faculty, education administrators, and staff 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 has more than 2,100 students currently enrolled. Our mission goes well beyond teacher training: we produce education leaders.

We offer master's and doctoral degrees 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.

Academic Degrees

Master's Degrees

Education Administration (Principal Certification Available)

Drexel's Master of Science in Educational Administration 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, Educational Administration 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 U.S. and around the world.

Global and International Education

Drexel's Master of Science in Global and International Education 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.

Higher Education

Drexel's Master of Science in Higher Education 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, Learning Technologies and Student Development and Affairs.

Human Resources Development

Drexel's innovative online Master of Science in Human Resource Development 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, Project Management and Evaluation and Return on Investment. Drexel University's School of Education is 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

Learning Technologies

Drexel's Master of Science in Learning Technologies 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.

Mathematics, Learning and Teaching

Drexel's Master's in Mathematics Learning and Teaching, a joint effort between the school's award-winning Math Forum@Drexel 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, to produce student-centered, technology-enhanced strategies for middle and high school math learners of all abilities.

Special Education

Drexel's Master of Science in Special Education 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, Language & Cultural Issues, Customized Study, for individuals who already possess special education certification.

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Drexel's Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum 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.

Doctoral Degrees

Education Leadership and Management

Drexel University's Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management stands alone as a rigorous, accelerated part-time doctoral program that produces leaders with the skills and knowledge to create educational reform. The Ed.D. 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. Students are encouraged to challenge their own thinking within a group and venture beyond problem solving to a unique model of individual leadership that will become a lifelong pattern of professional communication and growth.

Education Leadership Development and Learning Technologies

Drexel's Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. students: Educational Leadership and STEM Education.

Location & Contact

School of Education

Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2875
United States

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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)
    • Educational Improvement And Transformation Master of Science (MS)
    • Global And International Education Master of Science (MS)
    • Teaching, Learning And Curriculum Master of Science (MS)
    • Mathematics, Learning And Teaching 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)
    • Learning Technologies 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


51% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,020
    • Accepted 525
    • Acceptance Rate 51
    • Enrolled 363
  • Applying
    • 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
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableGraduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1900
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1900
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American14%
    • White / Caucasian68%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian4%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander1%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown6%


  • 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



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