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

This +1 Accelerated Program offers undergraduate majors Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts 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 Social Studies (Grades 7-12).

Graduate Coursework and Tuition

These 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: Adolescent Development (3 credits)
  • EDUC 5605: Models of Teaching (3 credits)
  • SSES 5465: Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies (3 credits)
  • SSES 5466: Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies (3 credits)

Only students who have been accepted for the +1 Accelerated Program will be able to register for these classes as undergraduates.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.

    Prerequisite Requirements for Secondary Education MEd

    Students must work with advisors to develop an academic plan to ensure that the bachelor’s degree will contain sufficient content area coursework to meet the requirements for the Secondary Education MEd with a concentration in Social Studies Education.

    +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. 
    Phone: 215-204-6206