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MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies

The MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies builds on Drexel's experience and leadership in online education to train certified instructors with the expertise to advance learning to the highest level.

This flexible, online program consists of 45 credits. Core courses provide an overview of current learning trends from advanced techniques of instruction and assessment to the impact of multimedia and new learning technologies. Students focus on diversities in the classroom, such as students with special needs and intercultural learners, and develop solution-oriented strategies for instructional leadership.

Students may pursue this program to expand professional horizons or as a gateway to prepare to enter into a terminal degree program. Credits earned within the program can be used toward the PA Department of Education's Instructional II certification.

Online Delivery

The MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies program is offered entirely online. There are no set class times, so students can participate around their own schedules.

Drexel’s online programs offer the very same faculty, curriculum, and degree as Drexel's distinguished on-campus programs. Drexel University is the winner of the 2010 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education.


At the concentrations stage, students have an opportunity to match their degree to their career goals through in-depth study. With the approval of the academic advisor, students can customize their own concentration (18 credits) from education classes or select one of the following:

  • Educational Administration (Please note that this concentration does not include school principal certification.)
  • Global and International Education
  • Instructional Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Reading Specialist add-on PA Certification (option for Wilson Multisensory Certification requiring a total of 49 credits)
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (add-on PA ESL Specialist Certification)

Customizing Your Concentration

One of the key features of the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum—Advanced Teaching program is its flexibility and the broad range of opportunities to which it can be applied. This customized option allows students to select another concentration following a consultation with their academic advisor. Students may consider areas such as autism spectrum disorders, educational policy, and evaluation and assessment.


Drexel’s widely acclaimed, online programs provide a high level of support for non-traditional learners. We understand the enormous undertaking that is involved when you add graduate study to your life and family commitments.

The MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies provides ongoing guidance and counseling to help you move from enrollment to graduation.

Your graduate academic advisor will help you with study-related issues and course selections. Support also comes from the faculty, who are recognized scholars, practitioners, and research leaders in the field of teaching, learning and curriculum.

If you would like to speak to the academic advisor for this program, please visit the Academic Advisor Directory.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Studies enter their classrooms and workplaces armed with an advanced understanding of the best practices in curriculum and instruction. They understand how to reach learners of all abilities and create the most effective lessons and activities.

Career Opportunities

As the U.S. competes with advancing educational systems in emerging nations, there is an enormous need for teachers who are experts in the latest teaching and learning tools. For individuals with a teaching certificate who are interested in advancing the boundaries of their profession, the MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Advanced Teaching provides a competitive credential.

Graduates acquire a marketable skill set that will qualify them for a broad range of positions such as instructors, instructional leaders, or leaders in local, state, national and international organizations in the following areas:

  • K–12 public and private schools
  • Higher education institutions
  • Local community centers
  • International outreach centers
  • State agencies
  • U.S. government
  • Human service agencies