About the Program
Master of Science: 45.0 quarter credits
One of the great challenges of our time is the improvement of the American education system from pre-school through retirement. Once the envy of the world, there are cracks in the education crucible which must be repaired or reforged. The system has endured social, intellectual, and economic challenges beyond its capacity to respond in a way that provides a sound foundation for all Americans, while keeping our country safe and competitive for the future.
The MS in Education Improvement and Transformation is designed to prepare professional educators—as well as other professionals whose career interests lie in leading significant change in education—in the process of initiating transformative (reform) in formal and informal education sectors.
The program is comprised of "stackable" certificates, each focusing on specific topics pertaining to the improvement and transformation of education. (The certificates are also referred to as "professional development concentrations," and are made up of nine credits of courses.) After students complete four of these areas of study, reaching 36.0 credits, they finish the program with two courses that jointly form a capstone project to provide a real-life, hands-on experience in being an agent for change in tranformative education.
Students not wishing to complete entirely of the 45.0 required credits for the Master of Science program may opt to leave with the graduate-level certificate(s) earned in Education Improvement and Transformation.
Correspondingly, students completing the 45.0 credits for the MS degree may not use those credits to be awarded certificates in the program.
For additional information, visit Drexel University's Master of Science Program's in Education page.
The Master of Science in Education Transformation is comprised of 14 courses. The core of the program is made up of four "Professional Development Concentrations" in strategic education improvement areas and topics.
These concentrations are listed under the Certificate Programs in Education and Transformation, and include areas such as assessment, strategic partnership, change leadership, educational policy, disabilities, virtual schools, charter schooling, home schooling, community engagement & development, urban education, school boards, and financing education. Additional concentrations may be developed on a topical needs or special population-based basis.
The final two courses of the program consist of a 4.5 credit Evaluation & Assessment courses and a 4.5 credit Capstone Project. The Capstone Project is an individualized course.
|EIT 715||EIT Evaluation, Assessment and Capstone Preparation||4.5|
|EDUC 799||Independent Study in Teacher Preparation (EIT Capstone Project)||4.5|
W. Edward Bureau, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Director of the Sacramento EdD
. Clinical Associate Professor. Leadership, supervision, and capacity development.
Holly Carpenter, PhD (Arizona State University)
. Assistant Clinical Professor. Higher education policy development and implementation, community college/university articulation, and online education.
José Luis Chávez, EdD (University of Southern California.) Program Coordinator for the MS in Higher Education Program at the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento
. Clinical Professor. Higher education leadership and administration.
Ellen Clay, PhD (University of Southwestern Louisiana)
. Auxiliary Assistant Professor. Professional development opportunities for teachers in the area of mathematics and mathematical thinking.
Rebecca Clothey, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Director, Higher Education Program
. Auxiliary Assistant Professor. Comparative and international education, education of ethnic and linguistic minorities, sociology of education.
Marion Dugan, EdD (University of Pennsylvania)
. Auxiliary Associate Professor. Language arts, student teaching.
Stephen C. Ehrmann
Associate Clinical Professor. Learning technologies, learning science, assessment, evaluation, and professional development strategies, used to help educators make visible improvements in programmatic learning outcomes.
Salvatore V. Falletta, EdD (North Carolina State University) Associate Director for the Human Resource Development (HRD) program at Drexel University.
. Associate Clinical Professor. Human Resource intelligence (i.e., HR research and analytics practices); HRD assessment, measurement, and evaluation models and taxonomies; organizational diagnostic models; web-based employee and organizational survey methods, and computational modeling.
Aroutis N. Foster, PhD (Michigan State University)
. Assistant Professor. Educational psychology and educational technology, especially the following: Motivation; Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK); Immersive Interactive Digital Environments (simulation, games, virtual realities.
Kathy Geller, PhD (Fielding Graduate University)
. Assistant Clinical Professor. Educational leadership and management.
Rajashi Ghosh, PhD (University of Louisville, Kentucky)
. Assistant Professor. Mentoring and leader development, workplace Incivility, workplace learning and development.
John M. Gould, PhD (University of Pittsburgh) Harrisburg EdD Educational Leadership & Change Program
. Associate Clinical Professor. Change leadership, curriculum re-design, the impact of technology on learning.
Mary Jo Grdina, PhD (Case Western Reserve University)
. Auxiliary Assistant Professor. Undergraduate studies, science education, curriculum design.
Dominic F. Gullo, PhD (Indiana University)
. Professor. Studying the relative and long-range effects of early schooling experiences in prekindergarten and kindergarten on children's achievement and social adaptation to school routine.
Francis Harvey, EdD (Harvard University)
. Associate Professor. Enhanced learning, socio-cultural learning, distance education.
Elizabeth Haslam, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
. Auxiliary Associate Professor. Educational field coordinator, instructional design, qualitative evaluation, writing across the curriculum.
Kristine Lewis, PhD (Temple University)
. Assistant Professor. Experiences of students of African descent at predominantly white colleges and universities, college access and college student development, youth civic engagement in urban school reform, qualitative research and evaluation.
William Lynch, PhD (University of Maryland) Dean, Goodwin College of Professional Studies
. Professor. Curriculum and educational leadership, educational technology, distance learning policy development, higher and adult education.
Sonya Martin, PhD (Curtin University, Science and Mathematics Education Centre, Perth, Australia)
. Assistant Professor.
Michel Miller, PhD (University of Miami, Florida)
. Auxiliary Assistant Professor. Special education.
Sarah P. Reynolds, EdD (Saint Joseph’s University) Program Director
. Associate Clinical Professor. Emphasis in cross-cultural, language and academic development.
Ellen B. Scales, PhD (Pennsylvania State University)
. Auxiliary Assistant Professor. Literacy, mathematics education, special education.
Jason Silverman, PhD (Vanderbilt University.) Director of the Program in Mathematical Learning and Teaching
. Assistant Professor. Teaching and learning of advanced mathematical ideas (algebra and calculus); improving teachers' ability to orchestrate and sustain inquiry-based and discussion-based instruction; technology in mathematics education.
David A. Urias, PhD (University of Virginia)
. Assistant Professor. International education, educational assessment, the influence of corporate philanthropy on higher education.
Sheila Vaidya, PhD (Temple University) Associate Director of Research and Outreach Programs
. Associate Professor. Educational psychology, school psychology, research design.
Barbara Jean Hoekje, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Director of English Language Center
. Associate Professor. Sociolinguistic theory, discourse analysis, applied linguistics (language teaching, learning, and testing).
Fredricka K. Reisman, PhD (Syracuse University) Director of the Torrance Center for Creativity and Innovation
. Professor. Mathematics education, learning mathematics, mathematics pedagogy, teacher education, heuristic diagnostic learning and teaching, theory and research in creativity and applied creativity.