A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Education.
During the decade that I have served as Dean of Drexel University’s School of Education, I’ve had the privilege to lead during a time of rapid transformation, through growth at the School of Education and challenges to the educational system.
When I arrived, our task was to expand a high-quality School of Education aligned with Drexel’s mission as a comprehensive research university. We developed a multifaceted vision to complement our long-standing K-12 orientation with influential research and scholarship, as well as educational access for both traditional and nontraditional students.
Through the innovation of an unmatched Learning Technologies Group, we created specialized online programs that could reach students across the globe. We added master’s degrees, doctoral programs, and a wide range of certificate programs. We now offer the Philadelphia Teaching Residency to certify more STEM teachers locally, and we’ve expanded our reach with programs in Sacramento, CA; Harrisburg, PA; Blue Bell, PA; and Pottstown, PA.
In addition to our own content expertise, we reach across disciplines at Drexel. An advantage of studying at the School of Education is engaging with other parts of the University. Diverse options and an enriched environment make study at Drexel an exceptional experience.
For example, through collaboration with Psychology in Arts & Sciences, we’ve created a program in Applied Behavior Analysis to enable teachers to better teach classroom skills and behavior. We prepare teachers to understand the wide array of factors and circumstances -- families, social networks, and the environment – that contribute to good outcomes.
Similarly, as Drexel transforms, the strength of the School of Education is the team we’ve assembled, with diverse and complementary knowledge funneled into urban education and teacher preparation. I invite you to find out more about our programs by browsing this site and visiting our campus.
William F. Lynch, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education