Middle Grades Education (MEd): Social Studies

The Middle Grades Education graduate program prepares students for middle-level teaching in grades 4 to 8. Middle grades teachers are increasingly sought out and in high demand in Pennsylvania and across the country.

The College of Education program in Middle Grades Education is designed to ensure 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. The goal is to produce certified teachers to fill the growing vacancies. Toward 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 student.

Temple teachers who complete the concentration in social studies explore how the curriculum can address the age-group-specific concerns of middle grades students -- related to self-esteem, physical growth and change, and relations with peers -- to inform and enhance teaching strategies the serve diverse learners within the context of history, culture, the humanities, and global societies. 

Program Requirements

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How to Apply

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