A Message From Dean Anderson

February 2020

As we continue to celebrate the College of Education’s 100th Anniversary, I am proud that the College of Education has been a long-standing leader in education in the Philadelphia area. In addition to being one of the largest producers of K-12 teachers in the region, we are committed to enriching the lives of individuals throughout their lifespan. Outside of teacher education, our largest graduate program is Counseling Psychology, which is committed to preparing high-quality mental health providers to empower clients of all ages.

We also house an Intergenerational Center that connects individuals across different generations and provides opportunities for them to serve and support one another through a variety of programs. Additionally, we have a new Human Development and Community Engagement major, which provides students an array of opportunities to develop a nuanced and applied understanding of Human Development through their courses and collaborations with local non-profits. 

Currently, the College has approximately 70 faculty members, and a student body of over 900 undergraduates and more than 1,000 graduate students. Undergraduate students in our college complete degrees in Adult and Organizational Development, Human Development and Community Engagement, Early Childhood Education, Career and Technical Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education and Special Education. 

The college also offers accelerated dual degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education, along with minors in Education, Adult and Organizational Development, Human Development and Community Engagement, as well as certificates in Leadership and Military Science, Diversity and Inclusion, Applied Behavior Analysis and English Language Teaching. Within the college, graduate programs are offered in three departments: Policy and Organizational Leadership, Psychological Studies in Education and Teaching and Learning. All of these degree programs are housed together under the College of Education banner.

Given the national, state and local decline in enrollment in teacher preparation programs, as well as our commitment to enriching the lives of individuals, Temple’s College of Education has adjusted its offering to better meet the needs of today’s students. Most notably, our college enjoys growing enrollments in Human Development and Community Engagement, a relatively new undergraduate major that prepares graduates for a range of employment opportunities as experts in development and community leadership. 

The College of Education aims to mark its 100th Anniversary with exciting announcements that will effectively launch the college into its next 100 years as we recruit new students and faculty.


With great admiration,

Gregory M. Anderson, PhD
Dean and Professor of Higher Education
College of Education, Temple University

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