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 or PreK-4 & Special Education certification.Completing the program's education course sequence will take you approximately 10 terms (2.5 years,) although it may take longer depending upon the number of transfer credits accepted and the number of courses taken each term. This program is only available on a part-time basis. Drexel University is proud to be a partner of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® PENNSYLVANIA Scholarship Program.Online Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the program.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. Curriculum 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 I4.0CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement *1.0COM 111Principles of Communication3.0COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0ECON 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 275History of Pennsylvania3.0MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0NFS 100Nutrition, Foods, and Health2.0NFS 101Introduction to Nutrition & Food1.0PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0PSY 320 Educational Psychology3.0PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0SOC 335Sociology of Education3.0UNIV T101The Drexel Experience *1.0English (Literature) elective: Select course between ENGL 200 - 3603.0Free electives14.0Pedagogy Requirements EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0EDEX 244Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students3.0EDEX 246 Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-83.0EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar3.0EDUC 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 305 Junior 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 326 Language Arts Processes3.0EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0EDUC 336Early Literacy II3.0EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0EDUC 355Social Studies Teaching Methods3.0EDUC 365Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners3.0EDUC 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 410 Student Teaching9.0Total Credits180.0*UNIV T101 and CIVC 101 are not required for Education transfer students, instead these 2 credits are replaced with free electives. View sample plans of study for PK-4 and PK-4 & Special EdView Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Transfer StudentsA minimum of 24 previous college credits from a regionally accredited institution, with a grade of C or better in content courses, or a grade of B or better in core pedagogy*College GPA of 2.5 or above (cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved by end of program to obtain PA state teaching certification)First-Year StudentsBetween 0 – 23 previous college credits from a regionally accredited institution*Must have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 years*A transcript review will be conducted by a University advisorRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed application Transfer StudentsOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended First-Year Students Official high school transcriptsOfficial ACT/SAT scores Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.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 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 Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.