The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Accomplished Teaching Program enables working teachers, both relatively new practitioners and veterans, to develop new knowledge and to reflect on and analyze their own practices in order to move their teaching to a higher level. A combination of core courses and electives supports and advances those who have chosen to make classroom teaching their profession while allowing them to explore individual interests and additional certifications. Courses are designed to meet the immediate needs of students and to be directly applicable to students' home schools and communities.
Courses are offered online, on Main campus, and at several off-campus locations in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
Students must complete 30 hours of graduate-level instruction, including
Five required courses:
- ED 5254: Using Technology to Improve Achievement
- ED PSYCH 5529: Tests and Measurements and Alternative Assessments
- ED 8251: The Reflective Teacher
- ED 8252: Cultural Diversity and Learning Styles
- ED 8289: Capstone Seminar
- Five elective courses taken within or outside the College of Education . The electives allow you to tailor the degree to your needs and interests. You can devise your own program of study or pick a concentration in such areas as Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Endorsement, Instructional Technology, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Urban Education.
- Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to remain in good standing in the program.
Credit for Graduate Study Prior to Admission
Students may begin taking courses at the start of any semester: January, May, or September. The formal application for admission to the graduate school should be submitted no later than the end of the second course. Students may take up to, but not more than, nine semester hours of graduate study in the program before being admitted to the program. The credits will transfer into the program, if the student is admitted. Students enrolling in certification courses before being admitted to the program are NOT guaranteed admission.
With the approval of an advisor, up to six credits, earned with a grade of "B" or better, may be transferred from another graduate program.
A completed application will include:
- Graduate School Online Application. When completing your online application, select "CITE MSEd Programs" under the "Application Type". Then, under "Planned Course of Study," choose "Curr, Instruct and Tech in Edu-MSED" and indicate the "Accomplished Teaching" as the concentration into which you wish to apply.
- An official copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities attended.
- A Statement of Professional Plans and Goals. In the Statement of Goals, applicants should indicate their goals and objectives for obtaining a master's degree. The statement should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length and should include the following elements: your specific interest in Temple’s program; your future career goals; any job-related experiences that are relevant to the program; and your academic and research achievements and interests.
- Two (2) professional letters of recommendation [pdf] are required. Letters of recommendation should be obtained from those who can provide insight into the applicant's academic competence, at least one of which should be authored by a superordinate/supervisor.
- A professional resume. Evidence of either a PA teaching certification or of at least two years of successful practice in an educational setting that does not require certification are required.
- TOEFL examinations scores (only required for non-native speakers of English). TOFEL scores of at least 575 are necessary for admission to the program (230 on the computer based version). Students who score between 575 and 600 (230-250 on the computer-version) must take an English refresher course.
Submitting Your Materials
See the Application Checklist for complete details on how to submit your application materials. Required supplemental materials should be sent attention to:
Graduate Programs Office
Attn. Application Processing
Temple University - College of Education
150 Ritter Annex
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
Please allow delivery and processing time before your application will be reviewed. For faster service, the College of Education at Temple University also receives supporting application materials for graduate admissions electronically via the Interfolio service.
We encourage applicants to periodically check TUPortal (http://tuportal.temple.edu) as to the status of their materials.
The formal application for admission to the graduate school should be submitted no later than the end of the second course. For formal admission into the program, a completed application, including all required supplemental materials must be post-marked no later than:
- For Fall admission: April 1
- For Spring admission: October 1
If you have additional questions, please contact
Joseph Haviland, Ph.D.
phone: (215) 204-1197
office location: 333 Ritter Hall
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