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.
Create an individually designed concentration.
- 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
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.
|Complete four areas of professional development concentration. These 9.0 credit concentrations correspond to certificates offered in the Education and Improvement and Transformation program. View those certificate programs for a list of courses.||36.0|
|Capstone Courses & Free Elective|
|EDAM 728||Research Methodology for Action Research||3.0|
|EDAM 740||Action Research Project||3.0|
- 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
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 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.
2018-2019 Academic Year
September 24, 2018
December 8, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 15, 2018
January 7, 2019
March 16, 2019
March 18, 2019
March 23, 2019
April 1, 2019
June 8, 2019
June 10, 2019
June 14, 2019
June 24, 2019
August 31, 2019
September 3, 2019
September 7, 2019
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2017-2018 Academic Year
September 25, 2017
December 9, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 16, 2017
January 8, 2018
March 17, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 24, 2018
April 2, 2018
June 9, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 15, 2018
June 25, 2018
September 1, 2018
September 4, 2018
September 8, 2018