Academic programs in Secondary Education focus on building advanced content and specific pedagogical knowledge aligned to the needs of students in grades 7-12. Coursework emphasizes the social and intellectual skills necessary to ensure that high school students can thrive in a rapidly expanding world. Temple's degrees in Secondary Education provide the foundation needed for students to successfully meet the demands of high school and thrive in home and school communities.

The Secondary Education program prepares students for Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) teacher certification in secondary education (grades 7-12) and special education (grades 7-12). Students completing the concentration in World-Foreign Languages focus on one or more approved languages for PDE certification to teach grades K-12.

Undergraduate Majors

+1 Accerated Dual-Degree Programs

Graduate Programs

Certification-Only (Non-Degree)

Do you already have a bachelor's degree and are considering getting your teaching certificate? Once admitted into the master's program, you will work with your advisor to devise a customized program that leads to initial teacher certification without a terminal degree. It is important to note that Temple's non-degree Teaching Certification program is only one fewer class than the master's program. 

Program Contact

Tim Fukawa-Connelly, associate professor of teaching and learning, is faculty coordinator of the Secondary Education program.
Phone: 215-204-6206