Why Choose Drexel University's School of Education?
Founded in 1891, Drexel was established to serve students and society at large with educational programs enhanced by clinical practice and cooperative ventures between educators, community initiatives, and modern technology. Learn more about Drexel University.
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What Does Drexel University’s School of Education Offer?
As an institution that’s always valued technology, Drexel has a history of technological firsts among universities. It was the first university to require students use microcomputers, the first fully wireless campus, and the first with a student web portal. Drexel’s commitment to adopting new technologies is only matched by its commitment to education.
Part of what makes Drexel University unique is a focus on cooperative education. Each student works closely with an advisor throughout their program while also getting real experience in their field. Students also can get more face-time with both students and teachers.
Drexel Education Benefits
- Flexible schedules
- Online and on-campus courses
- One of the largest cooperative education programs in the nation
- Drexel students have many opportunities to get their work published
- Hands on learning
- Large alumni network
- Each student is given an advisor for their entire time with Drexel School of Education
Drexel is Known for Its Flexible Learning Schedules
Drexel approaches learning in a unique way. Instead of picking between one or the other, students can take their courses both online and on campus. This allows students to combine the benefits of attending a traditional classroom along with the benefits of flexible online learning.
Part of that flexibility is in scheduling, allowing students to create schedules that work around their own individual needs. This flexibility can also be found in degree requirements.
For example, Drexel’s capstone sequence for most master’s programs allow students from all majors to complete coursework together. After completing a research course, students have the option to complete either a master’s thesis, a master’s project, or a research-based design and analysis project.
In other words, whether students are taking courses during the day or at night, online or offline, Drexel aims to provide students with the flexibility in how they learn, while still offering the full student experience.
Drexel Provides Professional Connections
Drexel is one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs in the nation, and its extensive faculty of distinguished educators includes many at the top of their field. Drexel’s School of Education offers more than 200 degree programs across 15 colleges and schools, and students will further benefit from the availability of scientifically rigorous, interdisciplinary experts in a number of programs.
As one of the largest private universities in America, with students enrolled from around the globe, students have access to ample opportunities for professional networking. Smaller class sizes allow professors to become individually acquainted with their students, and academic advising can open the door to a number of professional connections to build collaborative relationships. Additionally, students have access to a variety of research partnerships and faculty research opportunities.
Drexel Creates a Network of Successful Student Alumni
As a global research university, Drexel is ranked among the top 100 in the nation. Specifically, the School of Education’s online education programs are ranked in the top 55 nationally by US News and World Report. The school’s EdD program was named 2019 Program of the Year by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. Drexel students also tend to share a common mindset. Alumni are highly motivated to succeed, exceptionally educated, and well equipped to take advantage of opportunities to collaborate.
Part of what makes Drexel unique is an environment of teamwork and its cooperative approach to learning. Alumni networks are incredibly diverse with students from all over the world. Moreover, with the School of Education, students have many opportunities to become published, an achievement which creates even more networking opportunities.
Drexel Provides Students with Experiential Learning
Theory and practice are often separate. By giving students hands-on experience in their field, Drexel provides students with the ability to apply theory in practice. Once all requirements have been met, The School of Education’s Field Placement Office helps students find placement in workplaces near their homes, no matter where they live.
Each of Drexel’s programs emphasizes practical experience, both inside and outside of traditional classrooms. This experience is more accessible because these programs also have the flexibility to allow students to alternate academic study with employment obligations. Graduates also gain firsthand experience in learning to combine virtual learning with traditional classroom settings.