+1 Accelerated Master's (Dual-Degree) Program in Biology (BA, BS) + Secondary Education (MEd)

This +1 Accelerated Program offers Biology undergraduate majors in the College of Science and Technology the exciting opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree and, then, in the year following, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. The master's program meets the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s program requirements for Teacher Certification in Secondary Education: Biology (Grades 7-12).

    Graduate Coursework and Tuition

    Four graduate courses are to be completed by the end of your senior year and will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degree program requirements:

    • EDUC 5402: Child and Adolescent Development (3 credits)
    • EDUC 5255: Technology in Classrooms: TPCK (3 credits)
    • MGSE 5405: Teaching Science in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
    • MGSE 5146: Teaching Science, Technology, Enginerring, and Math Through Project-Based Instruction (3 credits)

    Only students who have been accepted for the +1 Accelerated Program will be able to register for these classes. The graduate courses will be coded as undergraduate courses on your undergraduate transcript and undergraduate tuition will be applied. After you matriculate into the +1 Accelerated Program, the graduate level indicator will be added to these courses so that they may also count towards your master's degree.

    +1 Accelerated Program Contact

    Linda C. Jones, director of external teacher certification programs and certification coordinator
    Phone: 215-204-8011
    Email: lcjones@temple.edu

    Program Contact

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