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  • MS in Education, Improvement and Transformation

    Overview

    Drexel University's School of Education offers an entirely new approach to obtaining an accredited graduate degree, allowing the student total flexibility to study the topics most relevant to their career growth. The Master of Educational Improvement and Transformation is structured around Professional Development Concentration Sets on topics that are timely, appropriate and immediately applicable to today's educator. This unique master's degree prepares students to lead significant initiatives in formal and informal education sectors.

    Professional Development Concentration Sets

    • Collaborative Special Education Law and Process
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • E-Learning Leadership
    • Educational Policy
    • Evaluation and Assessment
    • Instructional Design
    • Leadership in Educational Settings
    • Learning in Game-Based Environments
    • Learning Technologies
    • Special Education Leadership
    • Urban Education

    Curriculum

    Degree Requirements 
    Students complete four areas of professional development concentration from the options outlined below.36.0
    Project/Capstone Requirements 
    EIT 715EIT Evaluation, Assessment and Capstone Preparation4.5
    EDUC 799Independent Study in Teacher Preparation (EIT Capstone Project)4.5
    Total Credits45.0

     

    Collaborative Special Education Law and Process

    Required Courses  
    EDEX 600Family, School and Community Engagement in Special Education3.0
    EDEX 601Special Education Advocacy3.0
    EDEX 602Special Education Dispute Resolution and Skills Training3.0
    Total Credits9.0

    Creativity & Innovation

    Required Courses 
    CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
    CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
    CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

    E-Learning Leadership

    Required Courses 
    ELL 501The Purpose and Business of E-Learning3.0
    ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0
    ELL 503Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning3.0
    Total Credits9.0

    Education Innovation and Transformation: Evaluation and Assessment 

    Required Courses 
    EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0
    EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0
    EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

    Educational Policy Concentration

    Required Courses 
    EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0
    EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0
    EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

    Instructional Design

    Required Courses 
    EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0
    EDLT 554Learning with Social Media and Mobiles3.0
    EDUC 811Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

    Leadership in Educational Settings

    Course Requirements 
    EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0
    EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0
    EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

    Learning in Game-Based Environments

    Required Courses 
    EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0
    EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning3.0
    EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

     

    Learning Technologies

    Required Courses 
    EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0
    EDLT 538New Media Literacies3.0
    EDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0
    Total Credits9.0

    Multisensory Reading Instruction

    Required Courses  
    EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0
    EDLS 621Multisensory Reading Instruction K/12.0
    EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0
    EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0
    EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.5
    EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.5
    Total Credits12.0

    Special Education Leadership

    Required Courses 
    EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0
    EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0
    EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0
    Total Credits9.0

     

    Technologies for Special Education

    Required Courses 
    EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement4.5
    EDEX 570Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with High Incident Disabilities3.0
    EDEX 572Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with Low Incident Disabilities3.0
    EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0
    ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0
    Total Credits16.5

     

    Urban Education

    Required Courses 
    EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0
    EDUC 516Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
    EDUC 561Mediating and Resolving Conflict in School Settings3.0
    Total Credits9.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
      • Graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal Essay
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $843 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1123 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

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