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Drexel University Education and Teaching Resources

Drexel University School of Education

A student working with a child at Drexel's STEM Camp 

Drexel University's School of Education is committed to preparing students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in an ever changing educational landscape. We provide several resources listed below to help students reach their educational goals.

Advice for First Year Teachers

As new educators get their bearings, the first year of teaching can be hectic. Get tips and advice for being a first year teacher whether you’re teaching high school, middle school, elementary school or kindergarten students.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Career Paths)

What can you do with a degree in ABA? Applied behavior analysis careers include a number of different specialization paths. Find opportunities inside educational environments, government positions, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and even working with individuals.

Transition to Teaching Guide

At Drexel, we offer the resources necessary for all those looking for a career in education. From those without a bachelor’s degree to those transitioning careers, we provide various programs to continue your journey towards becoming an educator.

Teacher Background Checks & Forms

When it comes to education, Drexel believes the most important aspect is a safe environment. In Pennsylvania, teacher education students must complete the required background checks and clearances before being permitted to enter a school building.

Student Teaching Guide

In this guide, you’ll receive student teaching advice and tips for taking your experience as a student teacher and applying them to a fulfilling teaching career.

Student Teaching Frequently Asked Questions

As with any skill, teaching takes practice. A practicing student teacher is allowed to get hands-on experience teaching. But since student teaching is also a fairly rigorous process, it helps if you know how to prepare for it.

Student Teaching Observation Checklist

If you don’t know what to expect, the student teacher evaluation process can be needlessly challenging. Learn what to expect with Drexel’s explanation of the experience.

Lesson Plan Guidelines for Student Teachers

An effective lesson plan takes dedication and integrates technology to improve students' abilities.

Grants, Scholarships, and Loans: What's the Difference?

Learn how to break down the differences between types of financial aid to help you fund your educational pursuits.

Educational Benefits of Online Learning in a Virtual Classroom

By understanding more about the benefits and challenges of online learning, you can get a better idea of whether it might be suitable for you and your educational and career goals.

Early Career Practitioner Institute

Drexel University doesn’t just want to provide you with the tools to succeed. We want to help you use them. With our Early Career Practitioner Institute (ECPI) we give our alumni the classroom-based support they need to take full advantage of what they have learned in their certifications.

After School Program Lesson Plans & Curriculum Ideas for Teachers

Discover ideas on building an after school program curriculum that can help keep students engaged with learning both in and out of the classroom.

How to Use Technology in the Classroom: Benefits and Effects

Check out our list of tips for the best ways on how to use technology in the classroom. Learn the benefits & effects of technology.

The Importance of Diversity & Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

In our increasingly diverse and multicultural society, it’s more important than ever for teachers to incorporate cultural awareness in the classroom. Find out how to create culturally responsive teaching strategies for your students.

College Credit for Work Experience

Learn how to get college credits for work experience you've had with Drexel’s academic programs.

EdD and PhD in Education Career Paths

Both EdD and PhD degrees allow you to develop your abilities as an educator and to pursue a wide range of career opportunities with high earning potential. Find out which path is right for you.

TEACH Early Childhood Pennsylvania Scholarship

For future educators interested in a preK-4 certification, Drexel has partnered with the TEACH Early Childhood Pennsylvania Scholarship. This online program provides a convenient learning experience as well as transferable credits for a master’s degree. Students who qualify will receive 95% off regular tuition.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

Virtual classrooms may have distinct advantages over traditional classrooms, which is why they are becoming more common.

Wilson Language Level 1 Certification Workshops

The School of Education at Drexel University is proud to be one of the only universities in that nation who offer the WILSON Language Level 1 Certification Professional Development Workshops. This 3-day instructor-led training is ideal for teachers, reading specialists, literary coaches, special education teachers, and tutors as well as serving as a prerequisite for the WILSON Level 1 Certification.

Event Series

Drexel University believes in fostering communities of educators to provide the best experience for students. In our event series, we provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to share their research and knowledge of important issues regarding their peers and communities.