Temple's Marketing Education program enables students to become effective marketing teachers in K-12 schools. This program provides competencies for diverse types of work in marketing and offers transitional skill attainment strategies for application of knowledge across an array of business areas. Individuals completing the program find success in secondary teaching, post-secondary teaching in community colleges, developing marketing education programs for businesses, and as trainers in marketing for a variety of business types and sizes.

Program Options: Certification-Only or Certification with Master's Degree

This program meets the requirements for Pennsylvania Department of Education instructional certificate in Marketing (Distributive) Education (grades Pre-kindergarten through 12).  Offered as part of Temple's Master of Education in Career and Techical Education with a concentration in Marketing Education, the program may be completed for certification-only or certification plus a master's degree.  Candidates are initially admitted to the master's program.  After succesfully completing the minimum requirements for certification, including 9 required courses and supervised teaching, with notification to the program, students may elect to terminate the program and attain PDE certification without a master's degree.  Or, students may elect to continue in the program and complete the additional credit hours and requirements to receive certification and a master's degree. The program requires a minimum of 27 semester hours for certification-only and 33 semester hours for certification plus a master's degree. 

Program Prerequisites

Temple's program for Marketing Education K-12 certification builds on a platform of prerequisite experience and courses.  Your undergraduate transcript should show coursework in each of the following areas:

  • Business communications
  • Computer and information technology
  • Economics and personal finance
  • Law, entrepreneurship and international business
  • Management and marketing concepts
  • Quantitative skills and accounting

Program Requirements

Program Requirements
Course Title Credit Hours
DSED 5422 Methods of Teaching Marketing Education 3
DSED 5522 Current Trends in Distributive Education (Blended Online/Classroom) 3
CTE 5669 Project-Based Learning 3
EDUC 5402 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 5605 Models of Teaching 3
SECE 5471 Literacy and Differentiation in the Academic Areas, 7-12 3
SPED 5666 Inclusive School Practices 3
TESL 5631 Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 3
EDUC 5888 Supervised Teaching and Seminar* 3
Total Credit Hours 27

*As part of Supervised Teaching, students must attain a satisfactory score on the Pennsylvania Statewide Evaluation for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice (PDE 430) [pdf] to be eligible to receive Temple's recommendation for certification. 

Praxis Examination

Students should take required Praxis™ test before or during their student teaching term. Students need to attain a satisfactory score on:

For the most-current testing information, visit ETS: Praxis - Pennsylvania Test Requirements.

*As part of Supervised Teaching, students must attain a satisfactory score on the Pennsylvania Statewide Evaluation for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice (PDE 430) [pdf] to be eligible to receive Temple's recommendation for certification. 

Praxis Examination

Students should take required Praxis™ test before or during their student teaching term. Students need to attain a satisfactory score on:

For the most-current testing information, visit ETS: Praxis - Pennsylvania Test Requirements.

Program Contact

Chet Wichowski​, associate director, Center for Career and Technical Education, is the program contact for the Career and Technical Education program.
Phone: 215-204-6250
Email: chet.w@temple.edu

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