English schools in the USA and Canada
The English Language Center
As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel’s English Language Center offers an intensive English program throughout the year. Besides classes in academic skills such as essay writing and oral presentations, the center offers courses in business English, English for academic purposes, computer skills in English, TOEFL preparation, and other subjects. Many graduate students begin their studies at Drexel in the English Language Center, particularly if they do not meet minimum TOEFL requirements (see the Special Language Enhancement Program, described below).
The Special Language Enhancement Program
Students who have good academic qualifications but whose TOEFL scores are below the minimum required by their department may be accepted to Drexel through the Special Language Enhancement Program (SLEP). SLEP students will be provided a program that includes English language study, Drexel courses, and academic advising.
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
In 1891, near the end of a long and prosperous life, Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel founded the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry. As society’s need for technically proficient leaders grew, so did Mr. Drexel’s institution, first becoming the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, and then Drexel University in 1970. Today, nearly 12,500 undergraduate and over 6,000 graduate students attend Drexel’s nine colleges and three schools.
The School of Education
Teacher education programs leading to Pennsylvania State Teacher Certification for various K-12 specialties as well as Instructional Technology Specialist, School Principal, and School Superintendent certification programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Other state-approved programs include K-12 Library Science certification in collaboration with the College of Information Science and Technology and K-12 English as a Second Language Program Specialist in collaboration with the English Language Center.