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    Drexel University School of Education

Welcome to Drexel University School of Education

Our Mission

The School of Education develops leaders with the expertise to collaborate and solve complex problems related to transforming institutions and educating diverse populations impacted by domestic and global challenges.

Our Impact

Drexel University School of Education is committed to providing children in Philadelphia with a high-quality education. Our students are making a deep and lasting impact in schools in the city we call home.

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Drexel University's Main Building Grand Hall

Students
1,136

Faculty
42

Programs
43

Degrees
17

Values

We share Drexel’s commitment to quality, integrity, diversity, access, stewardship, and innovation. In addition, we are guided by the following values as we pursue our mission and vision.

Diversity and Inclusion

Commitment to an SoE community that reflects and welcomes the full range of human differences and draws on the diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of this community to guide our decision-making and inform our research and teaching.

Collaboration

The belief that our ideas and actions—and their results—are improved by engaging those around us in collective activity, and that together we can achieve goals that no one of us could alone.

Social Justice and Equity

Our ongoing emphasis on addressing inequities of access, opportunity and resources—particularly in the education sphere but also using education as a means for achieving fair processes and just outcomes for all members of society.

Public Scholarship

TOur emphasis and encouragement of research that is widely accessible, dialogic, and a catalyst for related research

Meet the Interim Dean of the Drexel University School of Education

Penny Hammrich - Drexel University Professor for EdD in Educational Leadership and Management

A Message from Interim Dean Penny Hammrich, PhD

Welcome to Drexel University’s School of Education. As you browse our site, I hope you will see the many strong commitments we make to education both within our University community, and to the many communities we serve in Philadelphia and beyond.
 
We have created a new “Living Vision” for the School of Education that I am excited to share with all of you. At the School of Education, we see ourselves as the “Intellectual Center of Pedagogical Innovation.” We are fostering a culture of excellence in teaching, learning, and assessment across our school to prepare excellent leaders who are able to thrive in an ever-changing educational landscape.

Our vision covers five signature areas that define the School of Education:

Quality and Improvement- Our educational programs will continue their proud history of improving student learning and maximize their personal and professional potential.

Equity and Access- The School of Education is 100% committed to increasing the availability of high quality learning opportunities from pre-kindergarten through higher education and beyond and produce graduates who will do the same.

Growth- The School of Education is constantly evolving to keep up with a world that is ever changing. We are evaluating our programs so that we can provide education degrees and offerings that students need to achieve success in their careers.

Innovation and Creativity- The School of Education is excited to begin a new research enterprise this year that will support collaborative funded and non-funded research in education within SOE, as well as other schools, colleges, and partners. Stay tuned!

Civic Engagement- Drexel’s mission is to be one of the most civically engaged universities in the United States, and the School of Education is proud to support this mission through programs aimed at strengthening our local community. Our programs include the Critical Conversations in Urban Education series, our work with the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood initiative, SOE’s School Work Studio, and more programs that are on the horizon. Our school strives to be both responsible and responsive to our community and prepares students who share our values of community collaboration.

Thank you for visiting our site and please feel free to contact us if you would like to learn more about our school.

Strategic Plan

We believe the Drexel SoE can be known as the premier practice-based, community and civically-engaged, research driven institution that produces leaders who affect change in the classroom, in education administration, and in research and policy, with a reach that is local, national, and global.

Learn more about our strategic plan