The School of Education (SoE) traces its roots back to when Drexel University was known as the Drexel Institute, and offered teacher training as part of its curriculum for women.
Today, the School of Education has more than 2,000 students and a mission that goes well beyond teacher training. We offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a wide variety of certificate, certification and professional development programs to meet the needs of educators and educational administrators.
The School of Education’s mission is to produce education leaders. Benefiting from Drexel University’s position as one of the premier technology universities, SoE provides technologically-based curriculum with a strong orientation in science, technology, and math.
Drexel is also among the nation’s leaders in cooperative education. In addition to participating in student teaching, Drexel School of Education undergraduate students complete a professional work experience, known as a co-op, in their chosen area of certification, giving them direct experience both in and out of the classroom before they graduate. Many of the School's graduate programs also have co-op or internship experiences built into program requirements to ensure that students have real-world experiences in the area(s) being studied.
Graduates of the Drexel University School of Education are known for their creativity, technological savvy, preparedness and leadership skills. The SoE faculty is carefully chosen for their expertise in developing these traits and skills in students, and are an important aspect of the School’s mission and outcomes.
The School of Education continually seeks new opportunities and collaborations to expand the possibilities available to all of its students.