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A Message from Dean Songer

The current American education system presents a variety of challenges. As a result, Drexel University’s School of Education seeks to be a leader in pedagogy and research, and teach educational leaders and innovators to solve complex problems and incite reform in schools, government, organizations, and more.

The School of Education is a community of educators, leaders, scholars, students, and researchers. We are committed to transforming and enhancing all stages of education, and preparing the next generation of leaders. Our students leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to enter education, government, corporations, non-profit organizations, and more.

In solidarity with the vision of the larger university, I draw your attention to a few snapshots of some of the ways the School of Education actively engages with both our Drexel and local communities:

  • Through our University-Assisted Schools program, School of Education students tutor and work with local elementary school students to help them reach their goals. Some of these schools were recently faced with the threat of closing their doors due to budget cuts in the School District of Philadelphia; they are now thriving.
  • The acclaimed lecture series Critical Conversations in Urban Education, held twice annually, welcomes distinguished speakers from the Philadelphia region and beyond to discuss issues facing education.
  • Through partnerships with local institutions such as the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, our faculty have developed mobile apps for children and visitors that enhance their experiences at the museums, merging technology and STEM subjects with the arts.
  • Our faculty in the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute recently unveiled the Mobile REACH (Resources and Education for Autism and Community Health) van, a groundbreaking vehicle that brings a clinical Autism testing environment to local communities.
  • The Global Education Colloquium, held once a month, welcomes prominent guest lecturers to campus to speak on issues affecting education globally. Since its inception in 2013, the Colloquium has tripled in attendance, is accessible online around the world, and is used in curricula at other institutions.

And that is just a glimpse of all we have to offer.

We are proud to have expert faculty members to guide and enrich your academic path. Our faculty members are consistently sought as speakers, presenters, and media resources. We also have the resources of The Math Forum, a popular online resource that assists students, educators, and parents across the globe with math-related problems and concepts.

I invite you to explore the program options here, and would be thrilled to welcome you as a member of the School of Education community.

Nancy Butler Songer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education