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Secondary Education

Drexel University School of Education

Post Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate: Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)

The Post Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and who seek to qualify for PA state teacher certification at the secondary 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 program’s coursework is comprised of 33 credit hours (11 courses) and includes mandatory field-based experiences and 12 weeks of student teaching.

The Post Bachelor's Teaching Certificate: Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) curriculum and course descriptions may be found in the Drexel Online Course Catalog.

Certification Areas and Requirements

The School of Education offers ten content-specific areas of study each leading to their own certifications with required courses and Praxis exams:

Please review the Teacher Certification Requirements for additional information on clearances and certification exams required to obtain a recommendation for PA certification in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12).

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