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College Of Education

Founded 1919


Dr. James Earl Davis, Interim Dean
245 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
215-204-8017
eddean@temple.edu

www.temple.edu/education

Mission Statement
History
Accreditation
Candidacy
Clearances
Rankings
Financial Aid & Scholarships Information
Teacher Certification

 


 

Mission Statement

The College of Education at Temple University believes that education improves the lives of children and their families. By ensuring access to high-quality education and empowering all students with the tools they need to achieve, the education profession protects our democratic institutions and promotes social justice. The College of Education aims to play a critical role in promoting educational opportunity both locally and nationally.

As a result of its strategic location in North Philadelphia and its long-term history of collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia, the College of Education is uniquely situated to impact educational practice in city schools. The preparation of teachers, administrators and other school professionals to improve the quality of education, especially in urban settings, remains a core activity of the college.

College faculty conduct and promote research that addresses significant issues of national importance that have immediate practical applications. They investigate problems, evaluate strategic responses to those problems and provide evidence for new practice. 


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History

While the official date for the founding of the College of Education is usually given as 1919, the college has included teacher preparation as part of its curricula almost from its inception. It is clear from Temple's history that the unofficial founder of the college was Laura Carnell, who began a program for the preparation of kindergarten teachers as early as 1895. This preparation program was expanded into elementary and then secondary areas largely in response to the Philadelphia School District's decision that higher positions in the city's school system would be open only to those with a college degree. In response to this need, the college began offering two, three, and four-year programs to teachers, as well as extension work, day and evening courses, five days a week and on Saturday mornings. This intimate relationship between the college and the School District of Philadelphia characterizes almost all of the college's history. The college was one of the first institutions to schedule courses so that teachers could take them after school hours. Programs of graduate study at the master's level were introduced in 1923, with the Doctor of Education being first awarded in 1931.

The first dean of the college was George Walk, who took over "Teachers College" in 1919 from Laura Carnell (the official name was changed to the "College of Education" in 1960). At present, there are three departments in the college: Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; and Psychological Studies in Education.

Historically, Temple's College of Education has had a significant impact on local and regional practice. It has always been the largest college of education in the region and one of the largest in the country. The college continues to be the major provider of teachers for the Philadelphia School District and for many suburban districts. Many principals and superintendents of the neighboring regions have received their degrees from Temple. Many of the school psychologists, counselors, educational researchers, and other education professionals have been prepared at Temple. In a very real sense, the College of Education has helped to shape the educational direction of the region.

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Accreditation

The College of Education is an accredited member of the following organizations:

  1. The Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  2. Middle States Accreditation

The College offers programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (P.D.E) that are designed for students seeking Instruction I certificates to teach in early childhood/elementary, middle-grades, or secondary settings.

The undergraduate programs in the College of Education are designed to prepare students for careers in education, both in schools and in non-school settings. Secondary education programs require students to take extensive course work in a specific specialization area. The College also offers a major in Adult and Organizational Development designed for students who are interested in a career in education and training but who are not planning to pursue a conventional teacher certification track.

 

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Candidacy

Students are admitted to Temple University and the College of Education; however, Pennsylvania law mandates that all students must be admitted into the Teacher Education Certification Program through an application process referred to as "Candidacy."

Candidacy is required to progress through the later stages of the Teacher Education Certification program.  Students cannot register for methods courses and the student teaching experience prior to advancing to Candidacy.  To be approved for Candidacy, you must have ALL of the following successfully completed:

  1. At least 48 credits, 12 of which must be completed at Temple University, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  2. At least 36 credits toward your teacher certification program of study, as detailed on the program advising sheet/8-semester matrix.
  3. "C+" or above in all Education Courses.
  4. "C-" or above in all University General Education Courses.
  5. Passing scores in all three sections of Praxis I* - (reading, writing and math).
  6. Completed six credits of college-level math as specified by your program. Courses at the 0702 level or below are not applicable to this requirement.
  7. Completed six credits of college-level English (3 credits of composition and 3 credits of literature).
  8. A speech screening conducted by a professional academic advisor.
  9. Secondary education students are required to have a 2.0 GPA in their academic content area.
  10. Candidacy application details will be communicated to students before the subsequent registration period begins. Students will receive these details via the College of Education's Undergraduate Blackboard Community and/or e-mail.
  1. Only completed forms will be accepted.  Incomplete forms or missing documentation will be returned to the student.
  2. Any falsification of the candidacy application will result in the student's removal from the College of Education Teacher Education Certification program.  Students will need to change their major either within the College of Education or complete an Intra University Transfer to another college at Temple University.
  3. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for certification.  If you fall below this requirement before, during or after the candidacy application process you MUST schedule an appointment with an advisor to discuss alternate options.
  4. All students must have valid clearances that are good through the entire semester of their coursework.

* All students, including transfer students, are strongly encouraged to complete their Praxis I exams prior to the beginning of their sophomore year to avoid delays in their anticipated graduation date.

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Clearances

Pre-Candidacy and methods education courses integrate field experience which is connected to coursework. Pennsylvania requires students to have the following four clearances prior to entering a school or other setting where children are present. This applies to any student who is taking ANY course with field experience. Please be sure to maintain valid and current records of your four required clearances in accordance with the list below:

  1. Act 34:     The Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records
  2. Act 151:   The Child Abuse History Clearance
  3. Act 114:   The Federal Criminal History
  4. PPD Tuberculin Test

For more information on how to obtain these clearances please visit the College of Education's clearances web site (www.temple.edu/education/clearances.html).

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Rankings

U.S. News and World Report ranks The College of Education among the Top 50 Education programs in the world.

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Financial Aid & Scholarship Information

Also see Financial Aid

[Updated as of June 1, 2011]

For more information regarding scholarships please contact:

Ms. Valerie Gay, Assistant Dean for Institutional Advancement

223 Ritter Annex

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Office: 215-204-4649

Fax: 215-204-5622

valgay@temple.edu

 

Education Majors

Benjamin Rosner Memorial Loan Fund

Short-term emergency loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students who are degree candidates.

College of Education General Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate College of Education students.

Comcast/Central High School Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. to provide scholarships for College of Education students who have demonstrated a commitment to teach at least three years in the Philadelphia School District. Preference to graduates of Central High School in Philadelphia.

Robert J. Flynn Endowment Fund

Established in 2000 by Robert J. Flynn, EDU '54, to provide scholarships to College of Education students.

Ruth and Charles Freiberg Award in Education Fund

Established in 2003 by Michael Jacobson in honor of his grandparents, Ruth and Charles (EDU '53) Freiberg, to provide an award for a graduating senior, majoring in education, who has been an active volunteer in the community.

Eva and Nathan Garfinkle Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1988 by the family of Eva (EDU '33) and Nathan (EDU '31) Garfinkle to provide scholarships for junior or senior education majors who are pursuing a teaching or leadership career.

Barbara Goldberg Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 by the children of Barbara Goldberg to provide a 4-year scholarship for an incoming freshman who graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia.

Bernard and Marie Granor Scholarship

Established in 1999 by Bernard (CLA '51, LAW '53) and Marie Brichta (EDU '52) Granor's children, in honor of their 45th wedding anniversary, to provide an award for the purpose of purchasing books and/or other required instructional materials.

Dilys and Martha Ann Jones Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 by David T. Jones to provide scholarships for students in the College of Education.

Loretta M. Kaltz Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2010 by Leonard Kaltz in memory of Loretta M. Kaltz. Preferably awarded to Spanish Education Major, with financial need and academic excellence.


Dalibor W. Kralovec Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 by a bequest from Olga Kralovec to provide scholarships for a College of Education junior or senior who is active in college/campus organizations and promotes Temple University.

Margaret J. Messinger (EDU '68, '70, '82) Scholarship Fund

Established in 1999 by LeRoy J. Messinger, CLA '62, to provide scholarships for undergraduate students in the College of Education and graduate students in educational or school psychology.

Hazel Ranieri Award Fund

Established in 2008 in memory of Hazel Ranieri by her daughter, Dr. Anna Ranieri to provide books or other educational expenses for students enrolled in the College of Education who have financial need.

Waldo Rich and Bill Cosby Central Class #207

Established in 2009 to honor Dr. Waldo Rich and Dr. Bill Cosby to provide support to undergraduate students in the College of Education.

Schlimm Family Endowed Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by Loraine Schlimm, EDU '33, and Roxanne Schlimm, SBM '34 to provide scholarships. Preference given to graduates of the Philadelphia High School for Girls.

Dr. J. Conrad Seegers Memorial Fund

Established in 1970 by the College of Education Alumni Association, alumni, faculty and friends in memory of Dr. Seegers, former dean of the College of Education, to provide an award for an outstanding graduating senior majoring in education.

Benjamin Verdile College of Education Alumni Service Award

Established by the College of Education Alumni Association in memory of Dr. Benjamin Verdile. Awarded to a member of the graduating class judged to have performed the most outstanding service in the interest of the College of Education and/or the University.

Margaret Wang Scholarship Fund

Established in 2001 by Dr. Yen Wang in memory of his wife, Dr. Margaret Wang. To provide renewable scholarships to College of Education students.

Elementary Education Majors

Martha Moyer Ebbert, Class of 1937 Scholarship Fund

Established in 2008 in memory of Martha Moyer Ebbert to provide scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in Elementary Education.

Dr. Alfred and Shirley Freeman Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1998 by Alfred (CLA '49, MED '53) and Shirley (EDU '47) Freeman to provide scholarships for juniors or seniors majoring in Elementary Education.

Emma Johnson Scholarship

Established to provide scholarships for students majoring in elementary education.


Robert McCollum Memorial Fund

Scholarship for tuition assistance for elementary education majors

Secondary Education Majors

Kenneth Brennen Scholarship Fund

Established in 2002 by Kenneth Brennen, CLA '62, '66, to provide scholarships for secondary education majors who are pursuing teacher certification in physics or chemistry.

Dr. John C. Chen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 2005 in memory of Dr. John C. Chen, former College of Education faculty member, to provide scholarships for students who plan to teach math in urban schools. Preference given to students from the following high schools: Bartram, Ben Franklin, Germantown, Martin Luther King, Simon Gratz, South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, University High School.

Dorothy Flood Dissler Memorial Endowed Award in Education

Established in 2006 in memory of Dorothy Dissler to provide scholarships to Temple University graduates who return to the College of Education to receive a graduate certification in math or science.

Edna R. Green Scholarship in Science Education

Established in 2003 by Edna R. Green, EDU '34, to provide scholarships for secondary education students who plan to teach general science, biology, chemistry or physics. Preference given to Philadelphia High School for Girls graduates.

Special Education Majors

Jane Adams Scholarship

Established in 2004 by the Andrew Allen Charitable Foundation to provide scholarships for students with an interest in a career teaching special education.

Sandra L. Bailey/T.J. Piper Memorial Fund

Undergraduate Education major with a concentration in Special Education

Technology/Technical Education Majors

Dr. John G. Finch Technology Award

Established in 2003 in memory of Dr. John G. Finch, College of Education faculty member, to award an outstanding member of the graduating class who shows promise in the use of technology as a teacher.

Dr. Elton Robertson Technology Award

Established in 2008 in honor of Dr. Elton Robertson, College of Education faculty member, to award an outstanding member of the graduating class who shows promise in the use of technology as a teacher.

Urban Education

Dr. Mildred Rice Jordan Scholarship

Established in 2002 by Dr. Mildred Rice Jordan, EDU '65, '89, to provide scholarships for students enrolled in the College of Education who have a desire to teach in an urban school district. Preference given to students from the following high schools: Bartram, Ben Franklin, Germantown, Martin Luther King, Gratz, South Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, University High School.

Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship

The Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships for students majoring in education who have significant financial need and have demonstrated a previous commitment to urban communities and who indicate an interest or desire to teach in urban school districts in the Delaware Valley. The Smith Scholarship is renewable, based on recipient's performance (maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA) and commitment to urban education.

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Teacher Certification

Temple provides a variety of ways to obtain certification to teach in early childhood/elementary, middle-grades, or secondary settings.  For more information please refer to the College of Education's programs web site (www.temple.edu/education/programs).

Students seeking Teacher Education Certification in the following areas:


should visit the advising office of the appropriate college listed above. Information about the above teacher education certification programs can be found within that college's appropriate sections of the Bulletin.

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