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Drexel University Ranked Among Best Master’s in Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report

Programs rank in top 20 for Veterans and Curriculum

February 24, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Drexel University’s School of Education ranks #1 among all Philadelphia-based universities for best online master’s in education programs according to the 2021 rankings from U.S. News and World Report. Drexel also ranked among the top 20 in the nation for best online education programs for veterans and online master’s programs for curriculum and instruction. Drexel ranked 20th on the list of Best Online Master’s in Education Programs for Veterans, and 19th for best online curriculum and instruction specialty programs.

“We are honored to be named among the best online education programs in the nation,” said Penny Hammrich, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Professor for Drexel University’s School of Education. “The School of Education is proud to offer world-class education programs for students of all backgrounds, especially the brave men and women who serve in the military.”

Overall, the School of Education ranks 64th in the U.S. and 5th in Pennsylvania for online master’s in education programs. Drexel University offers an online MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum program with teacher certification tracks in PreK- 4, Middle Level (grades 4-8), and Secondary (grades 7-12), along with an advanced track for certified teachers wishing to expand their knowledge and further develop their skills. Advanced track students can focus their studies on concentrations that include Creativity and Innovation, Education Policy, Learning Technologies, and certifications that include Reading Specialist, Social Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness, and Teaching English as a Second Language. Learn more about Drexel’s MS in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum program at

“The strength of our teacher education program centers around the diverse expertise of our faculty who bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to their courses,” said Sarah Ulrich, EdD, Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Undergraduate Affairs and Clinical Professor in the School of Education. “Our students benefit from a fully immersive teacher education experience. Students leave Drexel with the skills and knowledge they need to lead successful careers in the classroom.”

Drexel University has a long and well-established history of providing flexible learning programs for veterans and is a proud yellow ribbon school. Drexel has committed over $20 million since 2009 to offer free education to an unlimited number of eligible military veterans and their dependents across all of the University’s full and part time undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs. Drexel also offers tuition discounts to veterans and their family members. For more information about education benefits for veterans, please visit