BS in Education Overview Drexel's accredited online Bachelor of Science in Education is a part-time program designed to help students with previous college experience prepare for PK-4 elementary teacher certification.The estimated time to complete the program is ten terms (2.5 years,) which is the time needed to complete the Education course sequence. Program completion time may be longer depending upon the number of accepted transfer credits and the number of courses you take each quarter. This program is only available on a part-time basis. You may choose a concentration in either PreK-4 or PreK-4 & Special Education certification programs.State CertificationDrexel's program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education under its rigorous guidelines for teacher certification preparation programs. Students who complete the program are recommended for Pennsylvania elementary education (PK-4) certification. In most cases, Pennsylvania's rigorous certification guidelines provide for a smooth transition of certification to other states.Some states may require additional course work or exams prior to obtaining their teacher certificate. Since requirements are constantly evolving in most states, please be sure to confirm any reciprocity agreements with your home state's certifying agency. Certification reciprocity assists in obtaining your certification in another state, but you still must meet the receiving state's certification requirements. Specific state information is available through The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification’s website.Student TeachingTeacher certification requires twelve consecutive weeks of full-day student teaching and an additional 190 hours of in-school pre-student teaching activities embedded into pedagogy courses throughout the program.Non-Certification OptionThose not planning to pursue PK-4 teaching positions are not required to complete the student teaching placement and alternate pedagogy courses are substituted for student teaching.For questions, please contact:Wendy Elliott-Pyle Program Manager 215.895.0376 firstname.lastname@example.orgState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Courses This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer up to 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. General Education/Content Requirements BIO 100Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0BIO 101Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0COM 111Principles of Communication3.0ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0HIST 276The History of Philadelphia3.0MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0NFS 100Nutrition, Foods, and Health2.0PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0PSY 320Educational Psychology3.0PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0SOC 335Sociology of Education I3.0English (Literature) elective course between 200-3293.0Free electives17.0Pedagogy Requirements EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0EDEX 244Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students3.0EDEX 246Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-83.0EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar (enroll 3 times)3.0EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0EDUC 265Instructing English Language Learners3.0EDUC 305Junior Pedagogy Seminar1.0EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children I3.0EDUC 308Creating a Positive Classroom Climate3.0EDUC 312Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy3.0EDUC 314Science Teaching Methods3.0EDUC 316Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0EDUC 325Multimedia in Instructional Design3.0EDUC 326Language Arts Processes3.0EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0EDUC 336Early Literacy II3.0EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0EDUC 355Social Studies Teaching Methods3.0EDUC 405Senior Pedagogy Seminar1.0EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0MTED 417Mathematics Methods and Content: Early Childhood3.0MTED 418Mathematics Methods and Content3.0Student Teaching Experience EDUC 409Student Teaching Seminar I9.0EDUC 410Student Teaching9.0Total Credits180.0 View sample plans of study for PK-4 and PK-4 & Special EdView Course Descriptions and the complete curriculum, which includes classes only offered on campus. Admissions Criteria A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better in courses taken within the last 10 years, or a grade of B or better in courses taken more than 10 years agoCollege GPA of 2.5 or above (cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved by end of program to obtain PA state teaching certification)Required 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) attendedAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $479 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $798 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term 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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the BS in Education Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.