Temple's master's program in urban school leadership provides a foundation in K-12-related policy and practice, including school reform, school finance, and school law, and adds to that a focus on challenges and opportunities unique to K-12 schools in urban environments. Many Temple students work in urban school settings and courses offered in urban education provide a focus on the issues of urban schools within the context of the community with greater intensity. In this unique, cohort-based program, students who are committed to service in Philadelphia and other urban centers, benefit from a focus on urban schooling while earning principal certification and a master's in urban school leadership.
Designed for Working Professionals
Student's complete this program at Temple University’s Center City campus in a convenient model for working professionals. Courses meet for 2 weeks during the summer and one weekend a month during the school year. Temple offers courses in blended formats, with some instruction taking place face-to-face and some on-line. Students may complete the master’s degree in just two years.
Through Temple's diverse and enriching coursework and learning experiences, students in this program will:
- Using strategic thinking to create a coherent organizational vision around personalized student success.
- Understand systems theory and how effective leaders foster professional growth and organizational change as the primary architect of standards-based reform in schools
- Design and use multiple measures of student success to assess school functioning and responsiveness to student needs
- Develop advocacy skills to advance the needs of children and public education in the larger political, legal, social, cultural and economic context.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to be able to lead in a fair and equitable manner while acting with professional integrity.
Learn more about program requirements for the master's in urban school leadership.
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