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  • MS in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum: Advanced Studies

    The Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies program is designed to provide advanced teaching knowledge and skills beyond those required for initial teacher certification. Upon graduation, you'll be qualified to enhance your current career in education or pursue a variety of other professional roles including: instructional leaders beyond the classroom, researchers in local, state, national or international organizations, and professionals in foundations, associations, corporations and private education institutions. The program also provides a strong foundation for doctoral level studies through an emphasis in research.

    You'll Learn to:

    • Conduct effective instruction in a variety of education settings
    • Understand both the public and private sectors, as well as both small and large education organizations
    • Develop, analyze, implemente, and evaluate instructional strategies
    • Communicate effectively with internal and external groups


    • Adult Education and Organizational Development
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Education Policy
    • Global and International Education
    • Higher Education
    • Learning Technologies
    • Multisensory Reading Instruction Level I (Wilson® Language Certification)
    • Reading Specialist Certification (49 credits)
    • Teaching English as a Second Language

    Online Open House

    Join us on Wednesday, July 11th from 3 – 5 p.m. EST as Drexel University Online, in conjunction with the School of Education, presents an informative and convenient way for you to learn more about the online education programs at Drexel University. You’ll have the opportunity to explore program components and delve into online learning at Drexel followed by a Q&A session with a program manager. This is a great opportunity for you to find out why Drexel’s program is the right choice for you.

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    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.

    Core Courses  
    EDAM 714 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0
    EDLT 532   Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience 3.0
    EDUC 530 Advanced Techniques in Instruction & Assessment 3.0
    EDUC 609 Language & Culture in Education 3.0
    EDUC 700 Classroom Research for Teachers I 3.0
    EDUC 701 Classroom Research for Teachers II 3.0
    EDUC 813 Educational Issues Seminar 3.0
    Select two: 6.0
    EDAM 705
    School Law and Politics  
    EDPO 620 
    Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications  
    EDUC 804
    Program Evaluation in Organizations  
    Concentration Courses * 18.0
    Total Credits 45.0

    *Choose from the following concentration options with the approval of your academic advisor and the program director:

    • Educational Administration
    • Global and International Education
    • Higher Education
    • Instructional Technology
    • Reading Specialist Certification
    • Customized Concentration (including other Drexel academic departments) e.g., ESL Program Specialist, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Educational Policy, Evaluation and Assessment

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate GPA 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.


    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.

    Contact Faculty

    The following faculty members are available to speak to you about the program by phone or email. For a full listing of faculty, please visit Drexel's School of Education.

    Ayana Allen-Handy, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Mary Jo Grdina, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor
    Department Chair for Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Programs

    Dominic F. Gullo, PhD
    Associate Dean of Research

    Penny Hammrich, PhD

    Kristine S. Lewis Grant, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor

    Toni A. Sondergeld, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, EdD
    Assistant Clinical Professor

    Sarah P. Ulrich, EdD
    Associate Clinical Professor

    Sheila R. Vaidya, PhD

    Christopher G. Wright, PhD
    Assistant Professor

    Academic Calendar

    2017-2018 Academic Year


    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


    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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