BS in Education Overview Drexel's accredited online Bachelor of Science in Education is a part-time program designed to help students with previous college experience prepare for PK-4 elementary teacher certification.The estimated time to complete the program is ten terms (2.5 years,) which is the time needed to complete the Education course sequence. Program completion time may be longer depending upon the number of transfer credits and the number of courses that a student takes each quarter. Students may enroll in this program only on a part-time basis. State CertificationDrexel's program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education under its rigorous guidelines for teacher certification preparation programs. Students who complete the program are recommended for Pennsylvania elementary education (PK-4) certification. In most cases, Pennsylvania's rigorous certification guidelines provide for a smooth transition of certification to other states.Some states may require additional course work or exams prior to obtaining their teacher certificate. Since requirements are constantly evolving in most states, please be sure to confirm any reciprocity agreements with that state's certifying agency. Certification reciprocity assists in obtaining your certification in another state, but you still must meet the receiving state's certification requirements. Specific state information is available through The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification’s website.Student TeachingTeacher certification requires twelve consecutive weeks of full-day student teaching and an additional 190 hours of in-school pre-student teaching activities embedded into pedagogy courses throughout the program.Non-Certification OptionThose not planning to pursue PK-4 teaching positions are not required to complete the student teaching placement and alternate pedagogy courses are substituted for student teaching.For questions, please contact:Brenda Gormley Program Manager firstname.lastname@example.orgThis program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.In response to Chapter 49.2, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has restructured the current elementary (K-6) option for certification. By January 1, 2013, candidates wishing to teach at the elementary level in Pennsylvania will need to be certified in PK-4. The new regulations, mandated by Chapter 49, will require the Drexel University School of Education to restructure its current option for the Elementary Education concentration, in order to be in compliance with Pennsylvania State Certification requirements. The certification changes described below apply to all teacher education institutions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The School of Education at Drexel University will begin offering coursework that reflects the changes in the PA certification areas beginning September 2009. Undergraduate students currently completing a program of study in anticipation of eligibility for K-6 certification must graduate from the program no later than December 31, 2012 or be subject to the new regulations. Program directors, program coordinators and academic advisors in the Drexel University School of Education will monitor student progress closely and will increase communications with all current teacher candidates to ensure that all students are program completers by December 31, 2012. Curriculum General Education/Content Requirements BIO 100Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0BIO 101Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0COM 111Principles of Communication3.0COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0HIST 276The History of Philadelphia3.0MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0NFS 100Nutrition, Foods, and Health2.0PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0PSY 320Educational Psychology3.0PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0SOC 335Sociology of Education I3.0UNIV T101The Drexel Experience2.0English (Literature) elective course between 200-3293.0Free electives15.0Pedagogy Requirements EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0EDEX 244Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students3.0EDEX 246Literacy and Content Skill Development PreK-83.0EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar (enroll 3 times)3.0EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0EDUC 265Instructing English Language Learners3.0EDUC 305Junior Pedagogy Seminar1.0EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children I3.0EDUC 308Creating a Positive Classroom Climate3.0EDUC 312Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy3.0EDUC 314Science Teaching Methods3.0EDUC 316Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0EDUC 325Multimedia in Instructional Design3.0EDUC 326Language Arts Processes3.0EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0EDUC 336Early Literacy II3.0EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0EDUC 355Social Studies Teaching Methods3.0EDUC 405Senior Pedagogy Seminar1.0EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0MTED 417Mathematics Methods and Content: Early Childhood3.0MTED 418Mathematics Methods and Content3.0Student Teaching Experience EDUC 409Student Teaching Seminar I9.0EDUC 410Student Teaching9.0Total Credits180.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better in courses taken within the last 10 years, or a grade of B or better in courses taken more than 10 years agoCollege GPA of 2.5 or above (cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved by end of program to obtain PA state teaching certification)Required DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $440 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $732 per credit) This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2014 September 22, 2014 December 5, 2014 December 8, 2014 December 13, 2014 Winter 2015 January 5, 2015 March 16, 2015 March 17, 2015 March 21, 2015 Spring 2015 March 30, 2015 June 8, 2015 June 9, 2015 June 12, 2015 Summer 2015 June 22, 2015 August 29, 2015 September 1, 2015 September 5, 2015 Apply today for a BS in Education Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.