At Temple, our work with preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and doctoral students is grounded in the belief that education is a primary mechanism for social mobility and social justice. We seek to conduct research and to prepare doctoral students to do research that has the potential to improve learning and teaching, especially of historically underserved populations. We also seek to provide our inservice and preservice teachers with deep understandings of research and theory that will help them become reflective practitioners who are committed to serving diverse students and to becoming educational leaders and agents of change in whatever setting they teach.

Three-components of Teacher Education at Temple

  • Preparing Effective Teachers and Education Professionals
  • Conducting Research and Contributing to Knowledge Base on Educational Practice
  • Preparing Future Faculty and Researchers for Education

For more information, please review our Vision Statement for Initial Teacher Preparation Programs [pdf].


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