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 SetsCollaborative Special Education Law and ProcessCreativity and InnovationE-Learning LeadershipEducational PolicyEvaluation and AssessmentInstructional DesignLeadership in Educational SettingsLearning in Game-Based EnvironmentsLearning TechnologiesSpecial Education LeadershipUrban Education Curriculum Degree Requirements Students complete four areas of professional development concentration from the options outlined below.36.0Project/Capstone Requirements EIT 715EIT Evaluation, Assessment and Capstone Preparation4.5EDUC 799Independent Study in Teacher Preparation (EIT Capstone Project)4.5Total Credits45.0 Collaborative Special Education Law and ProcessRequired Courses EDEX 600Family, School and Community Engagement in Special Education3.0EDEX 601Special Education Advocacy3.0EDEX 602Special Education Dispute Resolution and Skills Training3.0Total Credits9.0Creativity & InnovationRequired Courses CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0CRTV 650Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation3.0Total Credits9.0 E-Learning LeadershipRequired Courses ELL 501The Purpose and Business of E-Learning3.0ELL 502E-Learning Technologies3.0ELL 503Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning3.0Total Credits9.0Education Innovation and Transformation: Evaluation and Assessment Required Courses EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0Total Credits9.0 Educational Policy ConcentrationRequired Courses EDPO 620Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications3.0EDPO 628American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness3.0EDPO 632Ethics in Educational Policy Making3.0Total Credits9.0 Instructional DesignRequired Courses EDLT 550Introduction to Instructional Design3.0EDLT 554Learning with Social Media and Mobiles3.0EDUC 811Designing and Developing Multimedia Applications For Learning3.0Total Credits9.0 Leadership in Educational SettingsCourse Requirements EDHE 680Foundations of Evaluation3.0EDHE 682The Evaluation Process3.0EDUC 804Program Evaluation in Organizations3.0Total Credits9.0 Learning in Game-Based EnvironmentsRequired Courses EDLT 541Foundations of Game-Based Learning3.0EDLT 542Research in Motivation & Game-based Learning3.0EDLT 543Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture3.0Total Credits9.0 Learning TechnologiesRequired Courses EDLT 537Technologies for Performance Support3.0EDLT 538New Media Literacies3.0EDUC 532Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience3.0Total Credits9.0Multisensory Reading InstructionRequired Courses EDLS 620Applied Methods in Multisensory Reading Instruction1.0EDLS 621Multisensory Reading Instruction K/12.0EDLS 622Basic Word Study I3.0EDLS 623Basic Word Study II3.0EDLS 624Multisensory Practicum I1.5EDLS 625Multisensory Practicum II1.5Total Credits12.0Special Education LeadershipRequired Courses EDEX 710School Law & Policy in Special Education3.0EDEX 712Instructional & Curriculum Leadership in Special Education3.0EDEX 714Development, Supervision, & Support: Special Education Leadership3.0Total Credits9.0 Technologies for Special EducationRequired Courses EDEX 552Integrating Technology for Learning & Achievement4.5EDEX 570Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with High Incident Disabilities3.0EDEX 572Integrating Assistive Technology for Individuals with Low Incident Disabilities3.0EDUC 535Researching & Evaluating Instructional Technology3.0ELL 504Learning Technologies & Disabilities3.0Total Credits16.5 Urban EducationRequired Courses EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0EDUC 516Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0EDUC 561Mediating and Resolving Conflict in School Settings3.0Total Credits9.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher Graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPARequired DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal EssayAdditional requirements for International StudentsHow 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 Apply today for a MS in Education Improvement and Transformation Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.