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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.

Why choose Drexel?

Drexel University's Main Building Grand Hall


Full-Time Faculty

Academic Programs



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.



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

To our emphasis and encouragement of research that is widely accessible, dialogic, and a catalyst for related research.


Meet the Dean of Drexel University's School of Education

Aroutis Foster, PhD Professor, Interim Dean, Drexel University School of Education  

Aroutis Foster, PhD
Interim Dean and Professor, School of Education

In an ever-changing world, the need for strong leaders in education is more important than ever. Drexel University’s School of Education, prepares students from all backgrounds for successful careers in a wide range of subjects in education. Whether you want to become a teacher, a researcher, or a policy expert, Drexel offers a program for you.

When it comes to education, quality matters. Drexel’s innovative degree and certificate programs are led by highly respected faculty who are published experts in their field. Through a combination of online, on-campus and hybrid courses, students develop the skills they need to thrive in today’s job market and apply them through hands-on projects and field experiences. For our undergraduate students, Drexel’s innovative co-op program allows them to gain additional classroom experience beyond their student teaching experience and graduate with more hours of work experience than any other institution in the region.

Our school shares in our university’s values of equity and inclusion. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive learning community where students, faculty and staff can feel welcome and share their unique perspectives on pressing issues in education.

We believe that everyone should have access to a quality education regardless of race or class. We aim to address inequalities in education systems that disproportionately affect minority communities through partnerships with schools in our neighborhood in West Philadelphia and through our many sponsored research projects.

We foster a culture of collaboration and public scholarship in all our activities. In the many labs within our School, you will find students of all levels- undergraduate and graduate, working alongside experienced faculty as they conduct research and make recommendations to improve systems and learning.

We invite you to join us in the School of Education. Please browse our site to learn more about our departments, research, faculty, and more. Because Education can’t wait.

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