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For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.
Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.
Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. For more information on transcript evaluations, please refer to the Admission Application Instructions.
TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 80/550/213). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.
Please write approximately 500 words explaining your reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel; your short-term and long-term career plans; and how your background, experience, interest, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully.
Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.
Two letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. You may request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.
Pennsylvania State Residency is required. Applicants from other states should apply for the Post-Bachelor's Teaching Certificate.
All accepted students must submit copies of the required Pennsylvania FBI, Child Abuse, and Criminal History clearances to the School of Education's field Placement Office prior to enrolling in their first term at Drexel. These clearances are required by law prior to entering pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms to complete field experience requirements starting the first term and continuing throughout the program.
Please note that obtaining these clearances may take up to six weeks. For directions, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education site.
You may submit copies of your clearances with your admissions materials or fax them to the School of Education's Field Placement Office at 215-571-4270. Pennsylvania clearances are not required for application completion. All new students who possess required Pennsylvania clearances more than one year old must submit updated clearances to the Field Placement Office.
Please refer to Drexel University Online for application requirements and deadlines.
Graduate Intern Teaching Certificate program