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Postgraduate ​Education ​Certifications

Drexel University School of Education

At the School of Education, we are committed to producing education leaders and to providing timely, relevant and rigorous programs of study based on the latest trends and developments in the field of education. The School of Education offers a number of programs with education certifications that acknowledges the completion of a series of courses leading to a body of knowledge in a specific area and a university recommendation to the state of choice.

Most of the certification programs in education are an outgrowth of our master’s degrees with all courses bearing graduate credits. A certificate student may consider, therefore, matriculation into the graduate program upon the successful completion of the education certificate courses and all other graduate admissions requirements.

Reading Specialist Certification

The Reading Specialist Certification program aims to prepare students to work with individuals with a range of reading abilities and needs by introducing them to multisensory approaches to reading instruction, and to a variety of diagnostic tools for planning and evaluation purposes, as well as to monitor student performance and growth.

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School Principal Certification

The PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K–12 was designed to develop school leaders who can lead, educate, mentor, reflect, partner and demonstrate.

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School Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

Drexel’s EdD in Educational Leadership and Management prepares students who would like to pursue the Pennsylvania Superintendent Letter of Eligibility. Upon completion of your coursework, Drexel University will formally recommend you for the Letter of Eligibility required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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Certification in Special Education

Drexel’s Special Education Certification program seeks to produce professionals who are equipped with the fundamental skills, knowledge, and competencies they require to meet the needs of students at risk for school failure and students with disabilities in multiple settings. The program is intended for those interested in gaining greater skills and expertise and a teaching certification in the area of special education.

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Certification in Special Education Leadership

The Special Education Leadership certification is designed to prepare students to be supervisors of special education programs. Those who complete the program are equipped with the advanced skills, knowledge, and competencies to head initiatives that meet the needs of students at risk for and with disabilities in a variety of environments.

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Teacher Certification

The​ ​Post​ Bachelor’s​ Baccalaureate​ ​Teaching​ ​Certification​ ​program​ ​in​ Elementary Education​ ​(grades​ ​PreK-4)​, Middle Level (grades 4-8), ​and​ Secondary​ ​Education​ ​(grades​ ​7-12)​ ​are​ ​designed for​ ​professionals​ ​who​ ​hold​ ​a​ ​bachelor’s​ ​degree​ ​and​ ​who​ ​seek​ ​to​ ​qualify​ ​for Pennsylvania​ ​state​ ​teacher​ ​certification​ ​at​ ​the​ ​elementary, middle,​ ​or​ ​secondary​ ​level.

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Teaching English as a Second Language

A significant demand for well-trained ESL teachers exists throughout the United States. In areas such as education, business, hospitality and many more, the opportunities to teach English as a Second Language abound. Drexel’s Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language*, approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, provides a strong foundation for second language acquisition.

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How​ ​to​ ​Apply​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Education​ ​Certification​ ​Program

The School of Education's certification programs are taught exclusively online. To apply, follow the instructions on each of the certification pages.

Program Questions

Jack Barnes Director of Student Recruitment Drexel University School of Education

For questions about School of Education academic programs, please contact Jack Barnes, Director of Recruitment