As this year of extraordinary circumstance comes to a close and we look ahead to a brighter 2021, the College of Education and Human Development is taking time to reflect on the accomplishments and milestones that have proven the college's resilience, determination and perseverance in the face of adversity. 

Ushering in a New Century with a New Name

The College of Education expanded its name to the College of Education and Human Development to better reflect its expanding curricular offerings and elevated commitment to education and human development. Additionally, the name change recognizes the important work of the college's centers and institutes in the North Philadelphia community and beyond. 

The College of Education and Human Development Rises in 2021 Best Graduate Schools of Education Ranking

The college soared to 43rd in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools of Education ranking. The college has risen 20 spots in the Best Graduate Schools of Education ranking since 2015. For 2021, Temple is ranked in the top 50 of more than 250 schools and colleges of education.

College of Education and Human Development Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Education and Human Development welcomed six new faculty to the college and celebrated the new roles of three faculty for the 2020-21 academic year. With research interests ranging from program evaluation, to adolescent social-emotional wellbeing, to the effectiveness of co-teaching during student teaching, these faculty will take the college community community to new horizons.

The College of Education and Human Development Launches a New Scholarship Challenge

During the 2020 State of the College address, Gregory M. Anderson, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, announced the Centennial Scholarship Challenge, an initiative to promote the affordability of undergraduate and graduate degrees in the college. 


Several College of Education and Human Development Faculty Received Grants, Awards and Honors

Including but not limited to: 

  • Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs Janet Distel won both the Mid-Atlantic Region Excellence in Advising - Administrator award and the National Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Advising Administration award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in Spring 2020.
  • According to The Washington Post, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has designated Linda Darling-Hammond, EDU '78, to lead the transition committee for the Education Department.
  • Adjunct Professor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Karen Jury received the English Language Fellow Alumni Impact Award from the U.S. Department of State. 
  • Celia S. Feinstein, former executive director of the Institute on Disabilities, received the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' (AAIDD) 2020 Service to the Field Award.


Student and Alumni Success stories

Including but not limited to: 

  • Kyle "The Conductor" Morris, EDU '22, is a part-time executive educational leadership doctoral student and a full-time advocate shaping the future for Philadelphia youth. 
  • Adon Martin, a counseling psychology master's student, was awarded the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) in Services for Transition Age Youth (STAY).
  • After graduating in May 2019 with a BSEd in secondary education: social studies education, Masaki Bolte is already making an impact as a social studies teacher in Philadelphia.
  • Donovan Forrest, EDU '20, Secondary Education student and founder of the non-profit DonCARES of Philadelphia, Inc, helps Philadelphia youth achieve their dreams through education, mentorship and service.