Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Teacher Education program at Drexel University is closely aligned with National INTASC Teaching Standards as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Four Domains of Professional Teaching. In addition, the Teacher Education program has identified seven Program Outcomes, which identify the specific qualities that set the Drexel teacher candidate apart from other candidates in the field. It is expected that students exiting the Teacher Education program at Drexel University will exhibit these seven standards in his/her professional teaching practice.
The program also includes an emphasis on effective teaching integrating the sciences and enhancing teaching by using technology, two central components of every Drexel education.
The School of Education strives to prepare teacher candidates who:
1. The teacher candidate demonstrates independent and creative academic teacher leadership skills that can be applied in the classroom, school community and the profession.
2. The teacher candidate understands the changing role of the educator in an increasingly diverse society from both an urban and a global perspective, and applies this understanding in the classroom, school community and profession.
3. The teacher candidate demonstrates the ability to reflect upon one’s professional practice during engagement in experiential learning and against a framework of understanding of best practice supported by educational research.
4.The teacher candidate demonstrates a strong academic background in all subject areas that meet PDE content requirements with emphasis on STEM, and can effectively integrate tools of technology in curriculum, assessment and instruction to enhance PK-12 student learning.
5. The teacher candidate demonstrates the ability to create and maintain a positive and democratic classroom climate that supports and facilitates learning for all students.