Graduate Teacher Education

Initial Teacher Certification - Middle Grades Education (MGE) Program: Grades 4-8

Special Program Note: Regarding MGE course availability and scheduling [pdf].
If you are a current student or considering entering the Middle Grades Education program at Temple, please review this important information from the Teaching & Learning Department Chair as you plan your program and courses.

The graduate Middle Grades Education program prepares students for middle level teaching (fourth to eighth grades). Middle grades teachers, particularly in math and science education, are increasingly sought out and in high-demand in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.

The College of Education program in Middle Grades Education is designed to ensure not only that there are certified teachers to fill the growing vacancies, but that our students graduate highly knowledgeable about learning and teaching as well as committed to pre/adolescent learners from diverse ethnic, economic and geographic backgrounds. To that end, our program focuses on building deep content-specific pedagogical knowledge aligned to the breadth of academic standards and the wide-ranging developmental needs of middle grades students.

Our newly designed program stands out as cutting-edge because we prepare graduate students to teach in both the upper elementary and middle grades classrooms. In addition to becoming certified to teach all elementary subjects in 4-6th, all Middle Grades Education students will pursue dual certification for 7-8th grades in one of the following concentrations:

  • Math and Science
  • Math and Language Arts/English
  • Science and Language Arts/English