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  • Online MS in Advanced Instructional Strategies in Teaching

    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

    Concentrations

    • 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 (Core Courses: 18 credits; Concentration Courses: 31 credits)
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

    Customized Concentration

    You may also customize your concentration by selecting various classes or another concentration to meet your individual needs. You may consider areas such as:

    • Educational Administration
    • Evaluation and Assessment
    • Instructional Design
    • Instructional Technology
    • Leadership in Educational Settings
    • Learning in Game-Based Environments
    • Special Education Law and Process
    • Special Education Leadership
    • Urban Education

    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.

    Curriculum

    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 (Take EDLS 550 if pursuing Reading Specialist Concentration) 3.0
    or EDLS 550 Theories of Reading and Writing
    EDLT 532 Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience 3.0
    EDUC 530 Advanced Techniques in Instruction & Assessment 3.0
    Reading Specialist Concentration students enroll in EDLS 555
     
    EDLS 555 Understanding Literacy through Sociocultural Perspectives 3.0
    or EDUC 609 Language & Culture in Education
    Professional Elective (Reading Specialist Concentration students enroll in EDLS 575 in lieu of elective) 3.0
    Policy, Law & Organization Courses
    6.0
    Select two courses from following: (Reading Specialist Concentration students enroll in EDLS 570 and EDLS 650; Educational Policy Concentration students enroll in EDAM 705 and EDUC 804)
     
    EDAM 705
    School Law and Politics  
    EDLS 570
    Literacy and Evaluation  
    EDLS 650
    Designing a Literacy Program  
    EDPO 620
    Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications  
    EDUC 804
    Program Evaluation in Organizations  
    Capstone Courses  
    EDU 780 Capstone Research 3.0
    Select appropriate course work following one of the following capstone tracks: Practioner, Lesson Study, or Thesis
     
    EDUP 780 Practitioner Capstone Course I 3.0
    or EDUP 780 Practitioner Capstone Course I
    or EDUT 780 Thesis Capstone Course I
    EDUP 781 Practitioner Capstone Course II 3.0-4.5
    or EDUL 781 Lesson Study Capstone Course II
    or EDUT 781 Thesis Capstone Course II
    Concentration * 15.0-16.0
    Select a formal concentration or create a customizeable, non-transcripted concentration in consultation with your academic advisor.
     
    Total Credits 45.0-47.5

    Concentrations

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

    • 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
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

    Customized Concentration

    You may also customize your concentration by selecting various classes from other Drexel academic departments to meet your individual needs. You may consider areas such as:

    • Educational Administration
    • Evaluation and Assessment
    • Instructional Design
    • Instructional Technology
    • Leadership in Educational Settings
    • Learning in Game-Based Environments
    • Special Education Law and Process
    • Special Education Leadership
    • Urban Education

    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.

    Tuition

    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
    ayana.allen@drexel.edu
    215.571.4582

    Mary Jo Grdina, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor
    Department Chair for Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Programs
    mfg29@drexel.edu
    215.895.2594

    Dominic F. Gullo, PhD
    Associate Dean of Research
    Professor
    dominic.gullo@drexel.edu
    215.895.3667

    Penny Hammrich, PhD
    Professor
    plh33@drexel.edu
    215.895.5929

    Kristine S. Lewis Grant, PhD
    Associate Clinical Professor
    ksl33@drexel.edu
    215.895.6088

    Toni A. Sondergeld, PhD
    Associate Professor
    tas365@drexel.edu

    Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, EdD
    Assistant Clinical Professor
    mt623@drexel.edu
    215.571.6134

    Sarah P. Ulrich, EdD
    Associate Clinical Professor
    spr37@drexel.edu
    215.895.1865

    Sheila R. Vaidya, PhD
    Professor
    vaidyasr@drexel.edu
    215.895.6690

    Christopher G. Wright, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    cgw57@drexel.edu
    215.571.3898

    Academic Calendar

    2018-2019 Academic Year

    Term

    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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