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  • Online Bachelor’s Degree in Education: Non-Certification Track

    Drexel University’s online BS in Education: Non-Certification Track takes the education degree out of the classroom and into a larger world context. This degree looks at how theories of teaching and learning can be applied to careers in other fields, preparing you for roles in areas such as instructional design and education nonprofits. This program does not lead to teaching certification; instead, you will focus on taking the pedagogy-based skills you learn and use them to support education-related initiatives.

    What Can I Do with a BS in Education without a Teaching Certificate?

    While many people who earn an education degree go on to become teachers, a BS in Education can prepare you for a wide array of career opportunities outside the classroom. Drexel’s online BS in Education: Non-Certification Track is designed specifically for those who aren’t seeking formal teacher certification, but instead want to work in education-adjacent fields where a working knowledge of pedagogy and a strong education foundation can help you stand out. The degree is built upon the concept of education as a right and will prepare you to work as an advocate for fair and equitable education policies. Graduates may go on to work in education nonprofits, youth advocacy, instructional design, or training and development, among other areas. The program can also prepare you for graduate study.

    Bachelor's Degree in Education Non-Certification Track Program Features

    • Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to design, develop, and implement learning environments for a variety of settings
    • Customize your degree with a number of free electives in areas such as creativity and innovation, learning technologies, special education, or sport coaching leadership
    • Two field experiences, in addition to your online courses, to better prepare you to analyze educational problems and provide viable solutions
    • Flexible schedule lets you learn when it’s convenient for you
    • Learn from the same respected School of Education faculty who teach on campus
    • Transfer up to 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better

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    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer up to 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. 

    General Education Requirements  
    BIO 100
    or BIO 161
    Applied Cells, Genetics, & Physiology
    General Biology I
    4.0
    BIO 102
    or BIO 162
    Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology, & Evolution
    General Biology II
    4.0
    CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4.0
    CIVC 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement * 1.0
    COM 111 Principles of Communication 3.0
    COOP 101 Career Management and Professional Development * 0.0
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 4.0
    ENGL 101
    or ENGL 111
    Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
    English Composition I
    3.0
    ENGL 102
    or ENGL 112
    Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
    English Composition II
    3.0
    ENGL 103
    or ENGL 113
    Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
    English Composition III
    3.0
    ENVS 260 Environmental Science and Society 3.0
    HIST 275 History of Pennsylvania 3.0
    MATH 171 Introduction to Analysis A 3.0
    MATH 172 Introduction to Analysis B 3.0
    MATH 173
    or MATH 107
    Introduction to Analysis C
    Probability and Statistics for Liberal Arts
    3.0
    MUSC 130 Introduction to Music 3.0
    NFS 100 Nutrition, Foods, and Health 2.0
    NFS 101 Introduction to Nutrition & Food 1.0
    PHYS 151 Applied Physics 3.0
    PSY 101 General Psychology I 3.0
    PSY 320  Educational Psychology 3.0
    PSY 330 Cognitive Psychology 3.0
    SOC 335 Sociology of Education 3.0
    UNIV T101 The Drexel Experience * 1.0
    English (Literature) Elective: Select course between ENGL 200 - 360 3.0
    Pedagogy Requirements  
    EDEX 142 Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment 3.0
    EDEX 344 Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students 3.0
    EDLT 325  Design for Learning with Digital Media 3.0
    EDUC 101 Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective 3.0
    EDUC 105 Freshman Pedagogy Seminar 3.0
    EDUC 120 Child Development I: Typical Development 3.0
    EDUC 121 Child Development II: Atypical Development 3.0
    EDUC 123  Adolescent Development 3.0
    EDUC 205 Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar 1.0
    EDUC 210 Early Language Development 3.0
    EDUC 216 Diversity and Today's Teacher 3.0
    EDUC 236 Early Literacy I 3.0
    EDUC 306 Assessment of Young Children 3.0
    EDUC 308 Creating a Positive Classroom Climate 3.0
    EDUC 312 Educational Policy, Law, & Advocacy 3.0
    EDUC 316 Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0
    EDUC 324 Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction 3.0
    EDUC 326  Language Arts Processes 3.0
    EDUC 335 Engaging the Learner 3.0
    EDUC 338 Expressive Arts for PK-4 3.0
    EDUC 411 Family and Community Partnerships 3.0
    Free electives 52.0-54.0
    Total Credits 180.0-182.0

    *Not required for Education transfer students, instead these credits are replaced with free electives.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter credits) from a regionally accredited institution, with a grade of C or better in content courses, or a grade of B or better in core pedagogy*
      • College GPA of 2.5 or above
    • First-Year Students
      • Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution*
      • Must have earned high school diploma or GED a minimum of 2 years ago
    • Non-Matriculated Option
      • Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program.

    *A transcript review will be conducted by a University advisor

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
      • Transfer Students
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • First-Year Students
        • Official high school transcripts
        • Official ACT/SAT scores no more than five years old
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2020-2021 is $530 per credit. (A 40% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $883 per credit)

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

    Academic Calendar

    2020-2021 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2020

    September 21, 2020

    December 5, 2020

    December 7, 2020

    December 12, 2020

    Winter 2021

    January 4, 2021

    March 13, 2021

    March 15, 2021

    March 20, 2021

    Spring 2021

    March 29, 2021

    June 5, 2021

    June 7, 2021

    June 12, 2021

    Summer 2021

    June 21, 2021

    August 28, 2021

    August 30, 2021

    September 4, 2021

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