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Online Teacher Certification Programs

US News Badge Online teacher certificate programs are offered by Drexel University's School of Education, ranked among “America's Best Graduate Schools 2011” by U.S.News & World Report. Various types of teacher certificates are offered including administrator certificates, teaching certificates, instructional technology certificates, and add-on certificates for licensed teachers. Whether you are a career-changer looking to become certified to teach, or an experienced teacher looking to advance your education, Drexel University's online teaching certification program can make a huge difference in your career and in your classroom!


Browse Drexel's Bachelor's and Master's online education degrees

Online Teaching Certificate Programs Offered at Drexel:

Teaching Certification (PK-4 or Secondary)

Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificate - Grades PreK-4 Education

Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education 

This certificate program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree and who seek to qualify for state teacher certification at the elementary or secondary level. Through inter-state agreements, this Pennsylvania-approved teaching credential is also valid for teaching in other states. Students completing the teaching certification program may continue coursework to earn a Master's Degree in Teaching (MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification Track - Grades PreK-4 or Secondary Education) online. Students intending to teach in PA have the option of obtaining a Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate.

Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate - Secondary Education

This program is identical to our Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificate, leading to a formal teaching credential which through the inter-state agreement can be applied nationwide. It is designed for career-changers with a Bachelor's in another field, or for those who already serve as temporary, emergency or substitute teachers. The extra feature of this program is that completion of only two courses leads to an Intern Teacher Certificate issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. This feature makes it particularly appropriate for those who would like to start teaching in Pennsylvania.

Add-On Certificate for Licensed Teachers

TESL Certificate 

This is an add-on certificate available to students that currently possess a K-12 teaching certificate and want to become instructors of English as a Second Language.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Mathematics, Learning and Teaching  

This is an add-on certificate available to students that currently possess a K-12 teaching certificate. It provides students with the disposition, skills and breadth of expertise needed to implement problem-based, student-centered, technology-intensive instruction. Certificate students take courses alongside MS students, and are encouraged to matriculate into the MS program.

Advanced Teaching and Curriculum Certificate 

The Advanced Teaching/Curriculum Certificate program (ATCC) meets the needs of in-service teachers in a variety of educational settings who seek advanced knowledge beyond that required for initial teacher certification in the areas of effective instruction, curriculum and assessment.

Special Education Certification Program 

The Special Education Certification program seeks to produce professionals who are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competencies they will need to meet the needs of students at risk for school failure and students with disabilities in multiple settings.

Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders (do not need teacher certification) 

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, teaching methods, interventions, and supports needed to work with students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Supervisor of Special Education Certification 

The graduate Supervisor of Special Education Certification program is for individuals who already possess a valid PA Instructional I or Instructional II Teaching Certificate and who have a minimum of five years of professional school experience in special education or a related field.  This program is for teachers who want to qualify for the PA state Supervisor of Special Education certificate.

Additional Certificates

Instructional Technology Specialist Certificate 

This certificate program qualifies participants for state certification as Instructional Technology Specialists and provides a pathway for continued study in the MS in Learning Technologies.

Graduate Certificate in Learning in Game-Based Environment 

This certificate program will benefit educators, instructional technologists, and corporate trainers interested in integrating learning in a game-based environment in and out of the classroom or training settings.

Higher Education Certificates 

Graduate Certificate in Student Development and Affairs 

Graduate Certificate in Community College Administration and Leadership 

More information on Drexel Education Degrees: 

Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Education  


Online Master’s Degrees in Education  

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