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  • MS in Education Improvement and Transformation


    A degree for leaders in an ever-changing and complex field

    Drexel 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 & Process
    • Creativity & Innovation
    • E-Learning Leadership
    • Educational Policy
    • Evaluation & Assessment
    • Instructional Design
    • Leadership in Educational Settings
    • Learning in Game-Based Environments
    • Learning Technologies
    • Special Education Leadership
    • Urban Education

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Degree Requirements 
    Complete four areas of professional development concentration from the options outlined below.36.0
    Project/Capstone Requirements 
    EIT 715EIT Evaluation, Assessment and Capstone Preparation4.5
    Total Credits45.0


    Collaborative Special Education Law and Process

    Required Courses  
    EDEX 600Family, School and Community Engagement in Special Education3.0
    EDEX 601Special Education Advocacy3.0
    EDEX 602Special Education Dispute Resolution and Skills Training3.0
    Total Credits9.0

    Creativity & Innovation

    Required Courses 
    CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
    CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
    CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0
    Total Credits9.0


    E-Learning Leadership

    Required Courses 
    ELL 501The Purpose and Business of E-Learning3.0
    ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0
    ELL 503Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning3.0
    Total Credits9.0

    Education Innovation and Transformation: Evaluation and Assessment 

    Required Courses 
    EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0
    EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0
    EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0
    Total Credits9.0


    Educational Policy Concentration

    Required Courses 
    EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0
    EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0
    EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0
    Total Credits9.0


    Instructional Design

    Required Courses 
    EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0
    EDLT 554Learning with Social Media and Mobiles3.0
    EDUC 811Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning3.0
    Total Credits9.0


    Leadership in Educational Settings

    Course Requirements 
    EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0
    EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0
    EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0
    Total Credits9.0


    Learning in Game-Based Environments

    Required Courses 
    EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0
    EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning3.0
    EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0
    Total Credits9.0



    Learning Technologies

    Required Courses 
    EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0
    EDLT 538New Media Literacies3.0
    EDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0
    Total Credits9.0

    Multisensory Reading Instruction

    Required Courses  
    EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0
    EDLS 621Multisensory Reading Instruction K/12.0
    EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0
    EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0
    EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.5
    EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.5
    Total Credits12.0

    Special Education Leadership

    Required Courses 
    EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0
    EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0
    EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0
    Total Credits9.0


    Technologies for Special Education

    Required Courses 
    EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement4.5
    EDEX 570Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with High Incident Disabilities3.0
    EDEX 572Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with Low Incident Disabilities3.0
    EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0
    ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0
    Total Credits16.5


    Urban Education

    Required Courses 
    EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0
    EDUC 516Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
    EDUC 561Mediating and Resolving Conflict in School Settings3.0
    Total Credits9.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit.

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact 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

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

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