MS in Education Improvement and Transformation Overview A degree for leaders in an ever-changing and complex fieldDrexel University’s online Master’s in Education Improvement and Transformation is designed for innovators seeking to lead, academic, organizational, and technological reform across educational environments.This degree is specifically for ambitious professionals interested in transforming and making an impact on the education system for new generations of learners.The MS in Education Improvement and Transformation allows you to customize a program that meets your individual career goals by selecting four concentration areas.Available Concentration Areas:Collaborative Special Education Law & ProcessCreativity & InnovationE-Learning LeadershipEducational PolicyEvaluation & AssessmentInstructional DesignLeadership in Educational SettingsLearning in Game-Based EnvironmentsLearning TechnologiesSpecial Education LeadershipUrban EducationState restrictions may apply to some programs. 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Curriculum Degree Requirements Students complete four areas of professional development concentration from the options outlined below.36.0Project/Capstone Requirements EIT 715EIT Evaluation, Assessment and Capstone Preparation4.5Total Credits45.0 Collaborative Special Education Law and ProcessRequired Courses EDEX 600Family, School and Community Engagement in Special Education3.0EDEX 601Special Education Advocacy3.0EDEX 602Special Education Dispute Resolution and Skills Training3.0Total Credits9.0Creativity & InnovationRequired Courses CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0Total Credits9.0 E-Learning LeadershipRequired Courses ELL 501The Purpose and Business of E-Learning3.0ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0ELL 503Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning3.0Total Credits9.0Education Innovation and Transformation: Evaluation and Assessment Required Courses EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0Total Credits9.0 Educational Policy ConcentrationRequired Courses EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0Total Credits9.0 Instructional DesignRequired Courses EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0EDLT 554Learning with Social Media and Mobiles3.0EDUC 811Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning3.0Total Credits9.0 Leadership in Educational SettingsCourse Requirements EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0Total Credits9.0 Learning in Game-Based EnvironmentsRequired Courses EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning3.0EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0Total Credits9.0 Learning TechnologiesRequired Courses EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0EDLT 538New Media Literacies3.0EDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0Total Credits9.0Multisensory Reading InstructionRequired Courses EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0EDLS 621Multisensory Reading Instruction K/12.0EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.5EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.5Total Credits12.0Special Education LeadershipRequired Courses EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0Total Credits9.0 Technologies for Special EducationRequired Courses EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement4.5EDEX 570Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with High Incident Disabilities3.0EDEX 572Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with Low Incident Disabilities3.0EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0Total Credits16.5 Urban EducationRequired Courses EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0EDUC 516Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0EDUC 561Mediating and Resolving Conflict in School Settings3.0Total Credits9.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher Graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPARequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal EssayAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $868 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1157 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the MS in Education Improvement and Transformation Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.