BS in Education
Drexel's accredited online Bachelor of Science in Education is a part-time program designed to help students 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.
Drexel'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.
Teacher 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.
Those 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:
State restrictions may apply to some programs.
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 100||Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology||3.0|
|BIO 101||Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution||3.0|
|CHEM 111||General Chemistry I||4.0|
|CIVC 101||Introduction to Civic Engagement *||1.0|
|COM 111||Principles of Communication||3.0|
|COOP 101||Career Management and Professional Development||0.0|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics||4.0|
|ENGL 101||Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research||3.0|
|ENGL 102||Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing||3.0|
|ENGL 103||Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres||3.0|
|ENVS 260||Environmental Science and Society||3.0|
|HIST 275||History of Pennsylvania||3.0|
|MATH 181||Mathematical Analysis I||3.0|
|MATH 182||Mathematical Analysis II||3.0|
|MATH 183||Mathematical Analysis III||3.0|
|MUSC 130||Introduction to Music||3.0|
|NFS 100||Nutrition, Foods, and Health||2.0|
|NFS 101||Introduction to Nutrition & Food||1.0|
|PHYS 151||Applied Physics||3.0|
|PSY 101||General Psychology I||3.0|
|PSY 320||Educational Psychology||3.0|
|PSY 330||Cognitive Psychology||3.0|
|SOC 335||Sociology of Education||3.0|
|UNIV T101||The Drexel Experience *||1.0|
|English (Literature) elective: Select course between ENGL 200 - 360||3.0|
|EDEX 142||Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment||3.0|
|EDEX 244||Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students||3.0|
|EDEX 246||Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-8||3.0|
|EDUC 101||Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective||3.0|
|EDUC 105||Freshman Pedagogy Seminar||3.0|
|EDUC 120||Child Development I: Typical Development||3.0|
|EDUC 121||Child Development II: Atypical Development||3.0|
|EDUC 205||Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar||1.0|
|EDUC 210||Early Language Development||3.0|
|EDUC 216||Diversity and Today's Teacher||3.0|
|EDUC 236||Early Literacy I||3.0|
|EDUC 305||Junior Pedagogy Seminar||1.0|
|EDUC 306||Assessment of Young Children I||3.0|
|EDUC 308||Creating a Positive Classroom Climate||3.0|
|EDUC 312||Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy||3.0|
|EDUC 314||Science Teaching Methods||3.0|
|EDUC 316||Teaching in Urban Contexts||3.0|
|EDUC 324||Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction||3.0|
|EDUC 325||Multimedia in Instructional Design||3.0|
|EDUC 326||Language Arts Processes||3.0|
|EDUC 335||Engaging the Learner||3.0|
|EDUC 336||Early Literacy II||3.0|
|EDUC 338||Expressive Arts for PK-4||3.0|
|EDUC 355||Social Studies Teaching Methods||3.0|
|EDUC 365||Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners||3.0|
|EDUC 405||Senior Pedagogy Seminar||1.0|
|EDUC 411||Family and Community Partnerships||3.0|
|MTED 417||Mathematics Methods and Content: Early Childhood||3.0|
|MTED 418||Mathematics Methods and Content||3.0|
|Student Teaching Experience|
|EDUC 409||Student Teaching Seminar I||9.0|
|EDUC 410||Student Teaching||9.0|
*UNIV T101 and CIVC 101 are not required for Education transfer students, instead these 2 credits are replaced with free electives.
- Transfer Students
- A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter 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 Students
- Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution*
- Must have earned high school diploma or GED a minimum of 2 years ago
- Non-Matriculated Option
- Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program.
*A transcript review will be conducted by a University advisor
With 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 Students
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- First-Year Students
- Official high school transcripts
- Official ACT/SAT scores
- Transfer Students
- Additional requirements for International Students
The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $501 per credit. (A 40% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $834 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.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- 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.
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