Teacher Education.


Teacher Education

Be the Teacher You Know You Can Be.

Drew’s teacher education programs develop your teaching skills by blending your coursework with real-world, hands-on experiences. Collaborate with faculty mentors on understanding the needs of diverse learners in a highly networked world.

Our Master of Arts in Teaching program provides initial certification for people ready to become teachers, while our additional endorsements and Master of Education program offer professional development opportunities for current teachers and education professionals.

Master of Education

The MEd program is a 30-credit advanced-degree course of study that focuses on theory and pedagogy. Choose from several areas of specialization to explore your interests and build interdisciplinary knowledge.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The MAT is a 36-credit program that, in addition to an advanced degree, leads to certification in elementary or secondary education. Complete the program in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Endorsement Programs

You may earn endorsements in English as a Second Language (18 credits) or Teaching Students with Disabilities (21 credits). These may be done in conjunction with our degree programs or as standalone options.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are experienced educators with knowledge of instructional design, special populations and experience in elementary and secondary education. Many of our adjuncts are active practitioners in the classroom and in school administration. They connect educational theory with relevant and practical classroom instruction. Our small classroom size allows opportunities to develop and practice individual skills and interact with core faculty.

Program Leader

Kristen Hawley Turner

Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education

Kristen Hawley Turner (PhD, Rutgers University) focuses on the intersections between technology and literacy. She works with teachers across content areas to implement effective literacy instruction and to incorporate technology in meaningful ways. An accomplished author of several journal articles and book chapters dealing with adolescent digitalk, technology and teacher education and writing instruction, she regularly provides professional development workshops related to literacy instruction for teachers. She is the co-author of Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World and Argument in the Real World: Teaching Students to Read and Write Digital Texts. A former high school teacher of English and social studies, she is the founder and director of the Digital Literacies Collaborative, a professional network for teachers in the tristate area. She is also teacher consultant for the National Writing Project.