Leeds Corporation of Long Island - Drexel University Launch Online Educational Partnership

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Drexel University Online, winner of the 2006 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, established an educational partnership with Leeds Corporations of Long Island, an in-service Center for teachers in New York.

Drexel University Online, winner of the 2006 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the U.S. Distance Learning Association, established an educational partnership with Leeds Corporations of Long Island, an in-service Center for teachers in New York.

Through this alliance, Leeds Corporation of Long Island associates will have the opportunity to complete an online degree or certificate program at Drexel University Online and receive special tuition rates. Associates will be able to choose from a range of graduate programs that Drexel offers online, including Master's degrees in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum, the Science of Instruction, Higher Education, Educational Administration: Collaborative Leadership, Global and International Education, Principal's Certification, and many others.

Drexel University's School of Education is ranked among "America's Best Graduate Schools for 2007" by U.S. News & World Report, and incorporates the most current research on teaching with the latest developments in pedagogy and instructional technology. Additionally, Drexel's online programs are specifically designed to provide adult learners with the convenience they need to advance their skills on their own schedule.

Drexel University Online has been expanding its partner network for the past four years. Through a partnership with Drexel, participating corporations, health systems, and professional associations across the U.S. can offer their employees and members special tuition rates and career development opportunities, as well as the chance to earn a degree - all with the flexibility working professionals need.

"Innovative and effective teachers offer a competitive advantage for today's educational institutions," said Dr. Kenneth Hartman, academic director of Drexel University Online. "Leeds Corporation of Long Island selected Drexel as its preferred online education provider because our programs reflect the same high standards as those on campus, while offering the convenience teachers need. We're excited about this new venture with Leeds Corporation of Long Island and look forward to helping them meet the educational needs of their associates."

About Leeds Corporation of Long Island:

The Leeds Corporation of Long Island is dedicated to providing the highest quality courses and workshops possible for educators in New York. In an effort to meet the higher standards in education, they have designed courses and workshops to prepare teachers to apply innovative strategies and techniques in the classroom. Their programs offer educators the opportunity to discuss specific methodologies with their peers to determine which will have the most impact on enhancing student and teacher performance. They currently have three locations in Long Island: Pax Christi Hospitality Center in Port Jefferson, the Hope House Ministries in Port Jefferson, and Selden Middle School in Centereach.

About Drexel University Online:

Drexel University Online is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drexel University, specializing in innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. A pioneer in online education, Drexel has offered programs online since 1996.

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