College of Education
243 Ritter Hall,
Trevor E. Sewell, Ph.D., Dean
Joseph P. DuCette, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
243 Ritter Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
The College of Education prepares professionals for leadership in a wide variety of educational settings. Among these are nursery, elementary, and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, research organizations, schools for students with special needs, industry, mental health facilities, and adult and continuing education programs.
The College seeks to fulfill its missions by:
The College of Education is a member of the Holmes Group, the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators, and the University Council of Educational Administration. College of Education programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, by the American Psychological Association, and by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.
The College of Education offers the following graduate degrees:
Admission Procedures and Requirements
Students who wish to apply to one of the graduate programs in the College should obtain a Graduate School Application Booklet which is available in the Office of Student Services, Ritter Annex 238.
All applicants must meet the following requirements to be admitted to a graduate program in the College of Education:
Send all of the above to the Office of Student Services, College of Education, Ritter Annex 238, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
With the exception of Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, all of the programs in the College accept master's applications on a continuing basis. That is, applications for master's degrees will be processed as soon as all of the required credentials are received by the program. In general, applications are not acted upon during the summer, although some exceptions to this are possible in specific program areas in the College. Students who wish to apply to a master's program should contact the specific program in question to ascertain when admissions are processed.
Programs in the College have different deadlines for their doctoral programs. Students should refer to the appropriate section of this Bulletin for the deadlines currently in place for the various doctoral programs in the College.
A number of graduate assistantships are available through the departments or directly through the College. Graduate assistantships require 20 hours of work per week. They provide a stipend and tuition remission for up to 18 credits per year. In general, graduate assistants either teach undergraduate courses, assist faculty in research, or carry out a variety of administrative activities. Students who are interested in obtaining a graduate assistantship should first contact the department chair for the application procedures currently in use at that level. Students may also contact the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to apply for College-level assistantships.
Regulations Which Apply to All Graduate Programs in the College
Time Limits and Application of Credit Taken Prior to Matriculation
The time period for completing a graduate degree in the College of Education begins with the semester the student is admitted. All courses taken prior to that semester are subject to evaluation and approval by the faculty in the student's program. No courses taken more than three years before the beginning of the student's matriculation semester may be counted toward the degree.
A maximum of nine credits of work done at Temple University prior to the semester of matriculation will be counted toward satisfying degree requirements. Additional credits may by counted only with permission of the College of Education's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Graduate School.
Leaves of Absence
Students may request a leave of absence for a period of time not to exceed one year. Leaves of absence will be granted only for documented cases of personal illness, family emergencies, or extreme personal problems. A written request, indicating the reason for the leave of absence, must be approved by the student's adviser, the department chair, and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The form requesting the leave of absence can be obtained from the Office of Student Services, Ritter Annex 238. Students should be aware that a leave of absence does not extend the time limit required to complete a graduate degree.