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  • Educational Leadership Online Master’s Degree

    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 a variety of settings, such as K-12 schools, higher education, government, and non-profit organizations.

    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
      Prepare to meet the unique learning needs of students with disabilities, through legally mandated school, home, and community collaboration.
    • Creativity & Innovation
      Learn how to think like a creative professional, apply creativity to your chosen career, tap into your innate creativity, and investigate strategies to implement your ideas in an educational setting.
    • E-Learning Leadership
      As the demand for academic programs and courses delivered via e-learning continues to grow, the corresponding need for leadership in this important area increases.
    • Educational Policy
      Gain insight into the policy-making aspect of education, with an emphasis on American policy and the ethics behind creating educational policies.
    • Evaluation & Assessment
      Even the most successful education institutions need to evaluate their performance. This concentration focuses on the evaluation process and how to effectively assess institutions on multiple levels.
    • Instructional Design
      Prepare to effectively and efficiently design learning environments in diverse organizational settings using a variety of media.
    • Leadership in Educational Settings
      Gain the knowledge and skills needed to be a leader in an educational setting, and examine how educational leaders operate by exploring topics such as decision-making and policy.
    • Learning in Game-Based Environments
      Prepare to effectively use educational games in and out of the classroom and training center. You'll gain an overview of game development processes, learn to build basic games, and most importantly, examine how to assess and evaluate the learning experience as it relates to educational games.
    • Learning Technologies
      Learning technologies are changing education through online tools. As a result, instructors who understand how and why people use technology are in high demand. This program encourages you to explore various aspects of learning technologies, including new media and virtual communities.
    • Special Education Leadership
      Equip yourself with the advanced skills, knowledge, and competencies necessary to lead programs that meet the needs of students at risk for and with disabilities in multiple settings.
    • Urban Education
      Urban education is one of the most prominent subjects in education today. Learn about the differences and similarities between urban and rural education settings, and how to resolve conflict in urban school settings, among other relevant topics.
    • Custom
      Create an individually designed concentration.

    Program Features

    • A flexible online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Culminates in a capstone project
    • Drexel’s School of Education is ranked among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” by U.S. News & World Report

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    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.

    Choose four concentrations from the list below: * 36.0
    Creativity & Innovation  
    CRTV 502
    Tools and Techniques in Creativity  
    CRTV 503
    Creativity in the Workplace  
    CRTV 650
    Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation  
    Educational Policy   
    EDPO 620
    Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications  
    EDPO 628
    American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness  
    EDPO 632
    Ethics in Educational Policy Making  
    E-Learning Leadership  
    ELL 501
    The Purpose and Business of E-Learning  
    ELL 502
    E-Learning Technologies  
    ELL 503
    Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning  
    Evaluation & Assessment  
    EDHE 644
    Student Assessments & Academic Program Evaluation  
    EDHE 680
    Foundations of Evaluation  
    EDUC 804
    Program Evaluation in Organizations  
    Instructional Design  
    EDLT 550
    Introduction to Instructional Design  
    EDLT 554
    Learning with Social Media and Mobiles  
    EDLT 811
    Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning  
    Leadership in Educational Settings  
    CRTV 610
    Creativity and Change Leadership  
    EDAM 702
    School Leadership & Decision Making  
    EDAM 712
    School and Community Partnerships and Relations  
    or EDAM 724
    Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership
    Learning in Game-Based Environments  
    EDLT 541
    Foundations of Game-Based Learning  
    EDLT 542
    Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning  
    EDLT 543
    Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture  
    Learning Technologies  
    EDLT 532
    Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience  
    EDLT 537
    Technologies for Performance Support  
    EDLT 538
    New Media Literacies  
    Special Education Law & Process  
    EDEX 600
    Family, School and Community Engagement in Special Education  
    EDEX 601
    Special Education Advocacy  
    EDEX 602
    Special Education Dispute Resolution and Skills Training  
    Special Education Leadership  
    EDEX 710
    School Law & Policy in Special Education  
    EDEX 712
    Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education  
    EDEX 714
    Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership  
    Urban Education  
    EDUC 516
    Diversity and Today's Teacher  
    EDAM 700
    Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings  
    EDAM 701
    Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship  
    or EDGI 530
    Peace Education
    Capstone Courses 9.0-10.5
    EDU 780
    Capstone Research  
    Select one of the following capstone tracks:  
    EDUP 780
    Practitioner Capstone Course I  
    EDUP 781
    Practitioner Capstone Course II  
    EDUT 780
    Thesis Capstone Course I  
    EDUT 781
    Thesis Capstone Course II  
    Lesson Study
    EDUL 780
    Lesson Study Capstone Course I  
    EDUL 781
    Lesson Study Capstone Course II  
    Total Credits 45.0-46.5

    *You also have the option to choose three concentrations and create a fourth, 9.0 credit, non-transcripted, individually designed concentration with assistance of your academic advisor.

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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 Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
      • How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activities
      • If changing course, why you’re moving in this new direction with your educational goals
      • How the program relates to your current line of work
      • How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2018-2019 is $949 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1265 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary 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.


    Academic Calendar

    2018-2019 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2018

    September 24, 2018

    December 8, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    December 15, 2018

    Winter 2019

    January 7, 2019

    March 16, 2019

    March 18, 2019

    March 23, 2019

    Spring 2019

    April 1, 2019

    June 8, 2019

    June 10, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Summer 2019

    June 24, 2019

    August 31, 2019

    September 3, 2019

    September 7, 2019

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