+1 Accelerated Master's (Dual-Degree) Program in any Temple University undergraduate major + Urban Education (MEd)

Temple's +1 Accelerated Programs in Urban Education provide academically qualified students a dual-degree option with a bachelor's degree in their intended undergraduate major and a Master's degree in Urban Education - graduating sooner than they would have completing two distinct programs.   Generally, students complete the degree requirements for the master's program with one additional year of study.  

The Master's degree program in Urban Education provides students with an understanding of the social context of urban schools, historical and contemporary school reform efforts, and the relationship between broader social, political, and economic issues and the experiences of students and communities

Graduate Coursework and Tuition

Twelve (12) credits of graduate coursework, selected in consultation with your advisor from the courses below, are to be completed by the end of your senior year and will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements.  

  • URBE 5401: Policy and Practice in Urban Education (3 credits)
  • URBE 5516: School-Community Partnerships in Urban Settings (3 credits)
  • URBE 5611: Reforming City Schools (3 credits)
  • EDUC 5101: Critical Understanding of Social Science Research (3 credits)
  • One Elective (3 credits) selected in consultation with your advisor.  Selected course must be relevant to the student's choice of specialization: Educational Policy Studies, School-Community Partnerships, or Teaching in Urban Schools.

Only students who have been accepted for the +1 Accelerated Program will be permitted to register for up to 12 credits of graduate coursework as undergraduates. The graduate courses will be coded as undergraduate courses on your undergraduate transcript and undergraduate tuition will be applied. After you matriculate into the +1 Accelerated Program, the graduate level indicator will be added to these courses so that they may also count towards your master's degree.

+1 Accelerated Program Contact

Linda C. Jones, director of external teacher certification programs and certification coordinator
Phone: 215-204-8011
Email: lcjones@temple.edu

Program Contact

Lori Shorr, associate professor of Urban Education, is faculty coordinator of the Urban Education program.
Phone: 215-204-1950