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Elementary Education

Drexel University School of Education

Post Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate: Elementary Education (Grades PreK-4)

The Post Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education (Grades PreK-4) is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and who seek to qualify for PA state teacher certification at the elementary level. The curriculum is designed for those changing careers as well as those who already serve as temporary, emergency, or substitute teachers and wish to earn a formal teaching credential.

The Post Bachelor's Teaching Certificate: Elementary Education (Grades PreK-4) curriculum and course descriptions may be found in the Drexel Online Course Catalog.

The program’s coursework is comprised of 42 credit hours (14 courses) and includes mandatory field-based experiences and 12 weeks of student teaching.

Certification Requirements

Please review the Teacher Certification Requirements for additional information on clearances and certification exams required to obtain a recommendation for PA certification in Elementary Education (Grades PreK-4).

Locations and Delivery Options

The program is offered:

  • Part-time in the evening on Drexel’s main campus in Philadelphia.
  • Entirely online.

Master’s Degree Option

Students who wish to complete a master’s degree have the opportunity to transfer the credits earned in the Post Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate into the MS, Teaching, Learning and Curriculum.  In addition to the credits in core pedagogy, students must complete additional graduate credits in professional electives to complete the MS degree requirements.

For more information, please contact a School of Education academic advisor at 215.895.6770 or