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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.

    Online Open House

    Join us on Thursday, July 13th from 2 to 4 p.m. to learn more about our online education programs and have your questions answered by a Drexel representative. Register Today!

    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


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

    The Master's in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies program is intended for currently certified teachers. If you're interested in obtaining teacher certification, please consider our other degree and certificate programs.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    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 
    EDUC 530 Advanced Techniques in Instruction & Assessment3.0
    EDLT 532 Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0
    EDUC 609 Language & Culture in Education3.0
    EDUC 714 Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0
    EDUC 813 Educational Issues Seminar3.0
    Select two:6.0
    EDPO 620
    Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications 
    EDUC 705
    School Law and Politics 
    EDUC 804
    Program Evaluation in Organizations 
    Research Courses  
    EDUC 700 Classroom Research for Teachers I4.5
    EDUC 701 Classroom Research for Teachers II1.5
    Concentration Courses*18.0
    Total Credits45.0

    *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

    View Course Descriptions

    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 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • 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

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2016     

    September 19, 2016

    December 3, 2016

    December 5, 2016

    December 10, 2016

    Winter 2017 

    January 9, 2017

    March 18, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    March 25, 2017

    Spring 2017 

    April 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 12, 2017

    June 16, 2017

    Summer 2017 

    June 26, 2017

    September 2, 2017

    September 5, 2017

    September 9, 2017

    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

    Apply today for the MS in Teaching, Learning & Curriculum: Advanced Studies Track

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