Bachelor’s Degree in Education – Non-Teaching Certification
Drexel University School of Education
From non-profits to government agencies, the field of education offers a wide range of fulfilling career options beyond the teaching profession. Drexel’s Bachelor of Science in Education non-certification degree program is designed for civically-minded students who want to make a difference in the world of education but may not want to pursue a career as a teacher.
The BS in Education non-certification program offers great flexibility as it is available as a part-time online or as a full-time on-campus degree program. Through our comprehensive plan of study, students will receive an education-focused degree with the ability to take electives or minor in several education-related fields such as Sociology, Psychology, Sport Coaching Leadership, or Modern Language, to name a few. Graduates are prepared for success in careers in non-profit, government, and corporate sectors that focus on education. Students will not need to complete any student teaching experiences.
The curriculum for the BS in Education non-certification program prepares students to analyze educational problems and work to suggest viable solutions. Students will develop collaboration and management skills as well as a deep understanding of the role of formal and information education in developing community and citizenship.
Course titles and descriptions can be found in the Drexel Course Catalog.
What Can You Do with a BS in Education- non certification degree?
The BS in Education non-certification program offers students more elective credits than the BS in Education certification program. By offering more elective credits, students can choose classes that fit their career interests. Career paths could include:
- Education non-profit
- Local or federal departments of education
- Youth service organizations
- Community advocate
- Social entrepreneur
- Academic advisor/counselor
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I need to complete field experiences?
Students will complete stage 1-2 field experiences which includes observing school classrooms. BS in Education non-certification students will not be eligible to take Pre-student Teaching or Student Teaching field experiences.
Can I tailor this program to my various interests in education?
The BS in Education non-certification program has more free electives than the BS in Education certification concentrations providing more opportunities that can be tailored to the student's interests.
How many transfer credits are allowed?
BS in Education non-certification track also provides a higher amount of acceptable transfer credits into the free elective section. Students can apply a maximum of 90 transferable credits into the program allowing transfer students to complete their degree faster.
After completing this program, will I be eligible to teach in public schools?
The BS in Education non-certification track program does not lead towards state teacher licensure and/or the eligibility to teach in public school systems, however graduates might be eligible to teach PK-4 in some private schools that do not require certified teachers.
How to Apply for the BS in Education non-certification degree
Prospective students interested in the full-time on-campus BS in Education non-certification program must be accepted for admission to Drexel University. You can start your application for full-time or part time admission by visiting Drexel Undergraduate Admissions.
Students interested in applying for the part-time online BS in Education non-certification program may start the application process by visiting Drexel Online.