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    Lt. Col. Lawrence Camacho at a 2016 Memorial Day event

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Drexel University prides itself on an unwavering commitment to military students and their families. As a military-friendly university, we understand how important it is to provide flexible and affordable degree programs. We provide a tuition savings to active military personnel, veterans, National Guard or Reserve, and their immediate families on 149 online programs. In 2017, we’re adding one more to that list.

    As of the new year, military members serving on active duty or with the National Guard or reserves, veterans and military dependents are eligible for a 30% tuition savings on the online Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Management program (EdD). This three-year part-time program, offered by Drexel’s award-winning School of Education, is designed to promote individual leadership and professional growth among administrators and instructional experts of all levels. The program offers nine concentrations: Athletic Administration; Creativity and Innovation; Educational Administration; Educational Policy; Global & International Education; Higher Education; Human Resource Development; Learning Technologies; and Special Education Leadership.

    Lt.  Col. Lawrence Camacho, professor of Military Science in the Drexel University Army ROTC, is currently an EdD student with a concentration in higher education. As a hybrid student, he takes a mix of online and in-person classes to complete his degree. Though he enjoys getting the opportunity to interact with his professors and classmates face-to-face, Camacho likes that the online component allows him to balance his work and family schedule with his education. 

    “The online portion of any program enables students to have the flexibility to manage our own participation in class or our own attendance to the lesson,” he said. This is especially helpful for veteran students, he reasons, who often have families and careers in addition to their classwork. 

    Camacho has a number of higher education degrees under his belt from different institutions, and he believes that Drexel’s dedication to its veteran students is what makes it stand out from the crowd.

    “I’m on the Drexel Veterans Task Force, so I know how much Drexel does to ensure the success of veterans,” he explained. “Drexel’s robust, aggressive Veterans Task Force encompasses almost every department, college and school across campus.”

    Regardless of if they choose to do an entirely online or a blended learning option, Camacho believes that the EdD is a great option for veterans interested in a career in education. 

    “If veterans are looking to contribute to the educational sector of society, I think the EdD is a good path. It not only advances their background, resume and credentials, but they’ll also learn the skills they need to successfully pursue their passion,” he said.


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