Become a Teacher or Advance Your Teaching Career

The work of an educator is to create positive change in the community. Teachers do this by cultivating curiosity and providing opportunities for all learners. Our teacher preparation and professional development programs at Temple University provide individualized preparation and support as you work toward personal and professional goals.

Looking to become a teacher? Our degree programs prepare students to earn their initial Pennsylvania teacher certification. The curriculum includes coursework to develop teaching skills and valuable fieldwork experiences. Applicants are not required to have a professional or academic background in education.

Our college also offers programs for current educators to advance their careers. Participants will enhance their teaching practices, expand their understanding of effective learning methods and may choose to pursue additional professional certifications recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Temple University is an approved provider of educational programs leading to Pennsylvania Department of Education Professional Certification.

Undergraduate Programs for Initial Certification
Graduate Programs for Initial Certification
Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs for Professional Development or Additional Certification