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  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Teaching and Curriculum

    The accredited online Advanced Teaching and Curriculum Certificate program meets the needs of in-service teachers in a variety of educational settings who seek advanced knowledge beyond that required for initial teacher certification in the areas of effective instruction, curriculum, and assessment.

    The program also provides opportunities to explore a variety of other roles in an educational setting including instructional leaders beyond the classroom, researchers in local, state, national, or international organizations, and professionals in foundations, associations, corporations, and private education institutions.

    Program Facets

    • Understanding of varying educational organizations and sectors
    • Expertise in developing, analyzing, implementing and evaluating instructional strategies
    • Leadership abilities
    • Organizational, cross cultural, interpersonal, advocacy, and communication skills

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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.

    Required Courses
    EDAM 714
    or EDAM 700
    Instructional and Curriculum Leadership
    or Leading in Urban, Rural, and Suburban Settings
    3.0
    EDEX 542
    or EDEX 544
    Fundamentals of Special Education
    or The Inclusive Classroom
    3.0
    EDLT 532
    or EDLT 533
    Designing Virtual Communities for Staff Development - Non-Field Experience
    or Designing Virtual Communities
    3.0
    EDUC 524 Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction 3.0
    EDUC 530 Advanced Techniques in Instruction & Assessment 3.0
    EDUC 609 Language & Culture in Education 3.0
    Total Credits 18.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
    • You must meet the PA State content course requirements for your specific area of certification. Content course reviews are conducted at time of application. Coursework missing from your undergraduate background or below the minimum 3.0 GPA cumulative average may be taken concurrently with the graduate program.

    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
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • A 1000-1500 word essay describing why you're interested in pursuing the program and stating your intended area of certification (e.g. Elementary, Secondary English)
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is $1017 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1355 per credit)

    • This program is not 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

    2021-2022 Academic Year

    Term

    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2021

    September 20, 2021

    December 4, 2021

    December 6, 2021

    December 11, 2021

    Winter 2022

    January 3, 2022

    March 12, 2022

    March 14, 2022

    March 19, 2022

    Spring 2022

    March 28, 2022

    June 4, 2022

    June 6, 2022

    June 11, 2022

    Summer 2022

    June 20, 2022

    August 27, 2022

    August 29, 2022

    September 3, 2022

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