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Curriculum

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 course descriptions, visit Drexel University’s Course Catalog.

Secondary Education Core Courses

Code Name Credits
EDUC 514
OR
EDUC 519
OR
EDUC 538
OR
EDUC 556
Science Teaching Methods

Mathematics Teaching Methods

English Teaching Methods

Secondary Social Studies Teaching Methods
3.0
EDUC 515 Adolescent Learners in Secondary Schools 3.0
EDUC 520 Professional Studies in Instruction 3.0
EDUC 522 Evaluation of Instruction 3.0
EDUC 525 Multimedia Instructional Design 3.0
EDUC 540 Field Experience 3.0
EDUC 542 Fundamentals of Special Education 3.0
EDUC 544 The Inclusive Classroom 3.0
EDUC 546 Literacy and Content Skill Development 3.0
EDUC 558 Reading in the Content Areas 3.0
EDUC 565 Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners 3.0
  Professional Electives 12.0
Total Credits:   45.0

Elementary Education (PreK-4) Core Courses

Code Name Credits
EDUC 506 Assessment of Young Learners 3.0
EDUC 513 Elementary Science Teaching Methods 3.0
EDUC 517 Math Methods & Content: Early Childhood PK-4 3.0
EDUC 520 Professional Studies in Instruction 3.0
EDUC 521 Typical and Atypical Development in Early Childhood Education 3.0
EDUC 525 Multimedia Instructional Design  3.0
EDUC 529 Early Literacy 3.0
EDUC 539 Expressive Arts 3.0
EDUC 540 Field Experience (Graduate Student Teaching with Seminar) 3.0
EDUC 542 Fundamentals of Special Education 3.0
EDUC 544 The Inclusive Classroom 3.0
EDUC 546 Literacy and Content Skill Development 3.0
EDUC 555 Social Studies Teaching Methods 3.0
EDUC 565 Foundations in Instructing English Language Learners 3.0
  Professional Electives 3.0
Total Credits:   45.0

Candidates seeking certification must complete all required core pedagogy courses with a grade of “B” or better.

Professional Electives

All students must select professional electives with the advice of a program adviser.
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.