Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To insure students can adequately plan their course of study, the College is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

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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

Graduate Programs

For information about the master's program, faculty and application process, visit the Master of Education in Secondary Education information page. Students admitted to Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and after will follow the revised course requirements, as approved by the Temple Board of Trustees in March 2020, for the selected concentration.  

Revised Course Requirements for 2020-2021 Admission


Program Contact

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