Undergraduate Teacher Education

If you are planning on attending Temple as an undergraduate and are interested in becoming a certified teacher, we offer a variety of programs to prepare you for teacher certification.

Early Childhood – Elementary Education (ECE) Program: PreK - 4th Grade

Undergraduates in our ECE program will acquire the knowledge and skills they need to help young children excel in a variety of pre-school and elementary education settings. 

Middle Grades Education (MGE) Program: Grades 4 – 8

Undergraduates in the MGE program learn to teach all subjects while also choosing a dual concentration to become highly qualified in Language Arts and Mathematics, Language Arts and Science or Mathematics and Science at the middle grades level. 

Secondary Education Programs: Grades 7 to 12

Undergraduates in the secondary education program earn the equivalent of an academic major in a content area as well as taking pedagogy courses and development courses that explain how to effectively teach the content area to adolescents. Secondary education certificates include mathematics education, science education, foreign language education, English education, and social studies education.

Career and Technical Fields

In collaboration with the Center for Professional Development in Career and Technical Education, undergraduates can enroll in these bachelor’s + certification programs:

  1. Business, Computer, and Information Technology education
  2. Industrial education
  3. Marketing education

Special Education 4+1 Program

Through the 4+1 program, undergraduates earn a B.S. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Prek-4), a Master’s degree in Special Education, and two teaching certificates recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Upon completion, participants can be certified to teach elementary education and special education at all grade levels.

Applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree and are seeking their first teaching certificate should explore our Graduate Initial Teacher Certification Options.

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