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M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification

The M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification offers a program that reflects the latest trends and practices in teaching and learning.  Students must successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits.

For the M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum: Teacher Certification curriculum, visit the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Professional Electives

All students must select professional electives with the advice of a program advisor.
Professional electives may be taken from any graduate course offered at the University providing the student has adequate preparation and it is deemed appropriate by the program adviser. The professional electives may comprise a combination of School of Education's master electives and/or approved transfer credits.

Program Requirements

If a student is seeking initial certification in addition to the M.S. in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum, a program advisor will determine if additional undergraduate content courses must be completed prior to recommendation for PA Instructional I Teacher Certification.

If undergraduate content courses were not completed as prerequisites, the student has to complete those credits, although they are not required for master’s degree completion. Undergraduate content courses vary for elementary and secondary tracks and type of certification.

Candidates seeking initial certification must also complete all required content courses with a grade of “B” or better while maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA average in the content courses with no grade lower than a “C.”

Certification Requirements

After successful completion of the required content courses, core pedagogy, Praxis exams, and receipt of the application and all supportive documents, Drexel’s certification officer will recommend the candidate for Pennsylvania Instructional I Certification. Through operation of interstate reciprocity agreements, a Pennsylvania teaching certificate may be converted to the analogous teaching certificate in another state. Please contact your state's Department of Education for more information.

For international students who plan to obtain teacher certification through this program: PA state teacher certification requires U.S. citizenship or a declaration of intent to become an U.S. citizen.