Temple’s Urban Youth Leadership Academy is built on the idea that an opportunity is not an opportunity if its existence is unknown. Urban Youth Leadership Academy propels middle school students toward high-school and college success.
While many of our Owls are basking in the sun and enjoying this scorcher of a Philly summer, students and faculty in the College of Education have been making serious gains on the academic front. Not one, but two College of Education faculty members are involved in the development of research centers looking to keep pushing education research forward.
The College of Education welcomes their first cohort of Temple Education Scholars. 15 high-achieving rising seniors from high schools all over the School District of Philadelphia will spend their senior year completing five courses within the College of Education to set them up for one of four education degrees. Students will finish their senior year with 15 college credits, which is the equivalent to one college semester.
Temple University College of Education special assistant to the dean, Patience Lehrman, named interim executive director of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education. Lehrman will build on the strengths of the Center for Professional Development in Career & Technical Education to increase the College’s collective impact in the city and region.
May is always an eventful month as Owls are wrapping up their semesters and welcoming the long days of summer. With that comes commencement and the season of recognition for those who went above and beyond in their studies. This year, we were proud to recognize several outstanding students for their accomplishments and contributions to their fields of study.
The after-school and summer camp programs in the Norris Homes were created via a collaboration between Norris residents and the College of Education and are overseen by residents of the community.
In May 2018, Kathryn Chiodo received Temple University's prestigious Diamond Award. This award is given to students that excel in academics, leadership, service, and impact. In this interview, Chiodo recounts the opportunities and experiences that helped earn her award and gives advice to students that are interested in applying.
Gabrielle Labolito, STHM ’13, spent much of her life at Temple, whether it was tagging along with her father, longtime university photographer Joseph V. Labolito, or working toward her two degrees. Now, she’s giving the graduate address at the College of Education’s Commencement.
In an effort to foster a joy of reading and promote teamwork, the Reading Olympics encourages students in grades four through eight to read a specified list of books in preparation for a competition of their knowledge. This year marks Temple University College of Education’s 10-year partnership with the annual event.
Pennsylvania secretary of education, Pedro A. Rivera, will give the commencement address at the Temple University College of Education’s 99th Commencement ceremony on May 10th. Rivera was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf to serve as the Secretary of Education on January 20, 2015 and was confirmed by the state Senate in June 2015.