Education: Non-Certification

Major: Education
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 180.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 13.0101
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-1081

About the Program

Note: Students will not receive Teaching Certification at the completion of this program.

The Bachelor of Science major Education-Non Certification Track prepares students who are informed about theories of teaching and learning and recognize what happened in PK-16 schooling, and then use that information to support teaching and learning in non-school based settings such as educational non-profits, youth advocacy or educational entrepreneurial ventures. Students learn skills and knowledge necessary to design, develop, and implement learning environments for a variety of settings.

Admission Requirements

  • Three years of high school math (algebra I and II, geometry)
  • One year of high school lab science
  • Standard Undergraduate Application with essay and 2 letters of recommendation
  • Standard Standardized Test Scores

Degree Requirements

General Education/Content Requirements
BIO 100Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
or BIO 161 General Biology I
BIO 101Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
or BIO 162 General Biology II
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement *1.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *0.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
English (Literature) Elective **3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
HIST 275History of Pennsylvania3.0
MATH 171Introduction to Analysis A3.0
MATH 172Introduction to Analysis B3.0
MATH 173Introduction to Analysis C3.0
or MATH 107 Probability and Statistics for Liberal Arts
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
NFS 100Nutrition, Foods, and Health2.0
NFS 101Introduction to Nutrition & Food1.0
PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 320 [WI] Educational Psychology3.0
PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0
SOC 335Sociology of Education3.0
UNIV T101The Drexel Experience * 1.0
Pedagogy
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0
EDEX 344Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students3.0
EDLT 325Design for Learning with Digital Media3.0
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar ***3.0
EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0
EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0
EDUC 123Adolescent Development3.0
EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0
EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children 3.0
EDUC 308Creating a Positive Classroom Climate3.0
EDUC 312Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy3.0
EDUC 316Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 326 [WI] Language Arts Processes3.0
EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0
EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0
EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0
Free Electives 52.0-54.0
Total Credits180.0-182.0

Sample Plan of Study

On-campus Full-Time Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0
ENGL 101
or 111
Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
English Composition I
3.0
MATH 171Introduction to Analysis A3.0
UNIV T101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 2
BIO 100
or 161
Applied Cells, Genetics & Physiology
General Biology I
3.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0
ENGL 102
or 112
Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
English Composition II
3.0
MATH 172Introduction to Analysis B3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 123Adolescent Development3.0
ENGL 103
or 113
Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
English Composition III
3.0
MATH 173
or 107
Introduction to Analysis C
Probability and Statistics for Liberal Arts
3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
EDEX 344Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students3.0
EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0
PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
BIO 101
or 162
Applied Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
General Biology II
3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 6
EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0
NFS 100
NFS 101
Nutrition, Foods, and Health3.0
PSY 320 [WI] Educational Psychology3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0
EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children 3.0
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
HIST 275History of Pennsylvania3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
EDUC 326 [WI] Language Arts Processes3.0
ENGL 200 - ENGL 365 Literature Elective3.0
PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
EDLT 325Design for Learning with Digital Media3.0
EDUC 312Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy3.0
EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
EDUC 308Creating a Positive Classroom Climate3.0
Free Electives9.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 11
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
EDUC 316Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0
SOC 335Sociology of Education3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
Free Electives7.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 180.0

Transfer/Online Part-Time Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EDUC 101Foundations in Education I: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
ENGL 101
or 111
Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research
English Composition I
3.0
MATH 171Introduction to Analysis A3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 2
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 120Child Development I: Typical Development3.0
ENGL 102
or 112
Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing
English Composition II
3.0
MATH 172Introduction to Analysis B3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 3
EDEX 142Special Education Foundations: Referral and Assessment3.0
EDUC 105Freshman Pedagogy Seminar1.0
EDUC 121Child Development II: Atypical Development3.0
MATH 173Introduction to Analysis C3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 4
EDUC 210Early Language Development3.0
EDUC 216Diversity and Today's Teacher3.0
ENGL 103
or 113
Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres
English Composition III
3.0
HIST 275History of Pennsylvania3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 5
BIO 161General Biology I3.0
EDEX 344Inclusionary Practices for Exceptional Students3.0
EDUC 205Sophomore Pedagogy Seminar1.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 6
BIO 162General Biology II3.0
MUSC 130Introduction to Music3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 7
EDUC 123Adolescent Development3.0
EDUC 236Early Literacy I3.0
ENGL 205 [WI] American Literature I3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 8
EDUC 306Assessment of Young Children 3.0
EDUC 312Educational Policy, Law & Advocacy3.0
EDUC 335Engaging the Learner3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 9
EDUC 324Current Research in Curriculum & Instruction3.0
EDUC 326 [WI] Language Arts Processes3.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 10
EDUC 316Teaching in Urban Contexts 3.0
NFS 100
NFS 101
Nutrition, Foods, and Health3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 11
EDUC 308Creating a Positive Classroom Climate3.0
SOC 335Sociology of Education3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 12
EDLT 325Design for Learning with Digital Media3.0
PHYS 151Applied Physics3.0
PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 13
EDUC 411Family and Community Partnerships3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 14
ENVS 260Environmental Science and Society3.0
PSY 320 [WI] Educational Psychology3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 15
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 16
EDUC 338Expressive Arts for PK-43.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 17
CHEM 111General Chemistry I4.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 18
Free Electives9.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 19
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits10.0
Total Credit: 180.0
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