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Non-Credit Programs

Office of Lifelong Learning

Through the School of Education's Office of Lifelong Learning, we offer a number of non-credit certificate and microcredential programs to help you grow your skills and knowledge.


In today’s rapidly changing world, the ability to learn and develop new skills are critical for career advancement. Drexel University’s School of Education offers a number of certificate and professional development opportunities that can be completed in less time and at a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree program.

Some of our programs offer Act 48 credits for teachers looking for growth opportunities, while others offer a certificate that acknowledges the mastery of a particular skill. These certificates can be included on a resume and shared with potential employers.


Micro-credentials are a form of professional development that break down a scholarly topic or general skill into its discrete parts. Micro-credentials require a demonstration of competency in each discrete segment of that general skill via a portfolio or performance assessment. Once competency has been demonstrated an micro-credential in that discrete segment of the general skill or scholarly topic is awarded. Individual micro-credentials are then “stacked” to collectively represent a proven body of knowledge on a particular scholarly topic or general skill. Micro-credentials elevate the outcomes of their earners; as they not only learn about discrete embedded skills within a scholarly topic but they also must apply the skill in their practice and demonstrate their pedagogical growth as a result.

Current Programs

Athlete Leadership Development

Brain Science and Reading

Drexel School Leadership Council

Excel Together Greater Philadelphia

Peak Navigator Workshop

Religious Literacy for Educators

Trauma Brain and Education

Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Professional Development