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Graduate Bulletin

Educational Administration, Ed.M.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 1

Applications are processed as they arrive through the published deadline.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters should be solicited from persons knowledgeable about the applicant's academic or professional work experience.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:


Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals is typically 2-3 pages in length and contains the following:  your reason for seeking the degree, with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire; your research interests; and relevant academic and job-related experiences.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/MAT is required. Scores should be above the 50th percentile.

Minimum TOEFL score: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Courses may be transferred from other accredited institutions as long as they have been taken fewer than five years ago and are relevant to the program. Approval by the academic advisor is required. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Educational Administration 21 s.h.

Electives 9 s.h.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Comprehensive Examination:

The comprehensive examination tests for understanding and application of basic principles and theory of administration.  It covers the master's core courses in Educational Administration. The student is expected to take the examination in the final semester of study.

All faculty members participate in writing questions.  Faculty members evaluate responses to questions in their areas of expertise. No one faculty member scores all responses for a student.  Responses are scored "oustanding," "satisfactory," or "fail."  The student must attain an overall "satisfactory" rating.

The examination is given mid-semester on a Saturday, during both the Fall and Spring. The exam is waived for students having a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher after completion of 30 credits.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

248 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Department Contacts:


Marcia Whitaker


Program Coordinator:

Dr. Corrinne Caldwell


Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. Joan P. Shapiro



Dr. Joan P. Shapiro


About the Program

The master's degree is viewed as the first step in formally preparing for an administrative career. The program focuses on the school principalship and other entry-level administrative positions.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:

Main Campus, Fort Washington, Harrisburg

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are required to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. Students are also able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester).

Department Information:

248 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Interdisciplinary Study:

The student must complete 9 credits outside of Educational Administration.


Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



The College of Education ranked 15th in the 2001 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate School" rankings.


This degree program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Areas of Specialization:

The student may select a concentration in either School Administration or Administration of Higher Education. Faculty research covers a wide range of issues and problems in the administration of schools and institutions of higher education.

Job Placement:

Graduates typically become administrators in public or private schools. Some may become administrators in institutions of higher education.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

A student may complete 9 credits prior to admission to a degree program. All courses except doctoral seminars are open to non-matriculated students.

Financing Opportunities


Updated 3.21.07