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Graduate Bulletin

Career and Technical Education, Ed.M.



This page requires an update as of June 14, 2012. 

Information is relevant to the former concentration in Career and Technical Education of the Graduate Teacher Certification Program Ed.M. degree, which is no longer offered by Temple University.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 1

Applications received by the stated deadlines are guaranteed a decision for the upcoming term. Applications received after the deadline are reviewed on a space available basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members and others who can provide insight into the applicant's academic competence.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students must meet all prerequisites for the specialty area to which they are applying:  Business, Computer, and Information Technology (BCIT); Industrial Education; or Marketing Education. The Pennsylvania Department of Education expects that all individuals seeking teacher certification at the master's level, regardless of the discipline, have taken at least 6 credits of college-level mathematics and 6 credits of college-level English composition and literature in their undergraduate program.  Prospective students should contact an advisor to discuss course/program prerequisites for their specialization in the Career and Technical Education concentration.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree in a field related to Career and Technical Education is required.

Statement of Goals:

In the Statement of Goals, applicants should indicate their goals and objectives for obtaining a master's degree and certification in a specialty area of Career and Technical Education:  BCIT, Industrial Education, or Marketing Education. The statement should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length and should include the following elements:  the applicant's specific interest in Temple’s program; her/his future career goals; any job-related experiences that are relevant to the program; and academic and research achievements and interests.

Standardized Test Scores:

Applicants must pass the Praxis I® examination required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A minimum score of 180 must be obtained in each Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics of the Praxis I exam.

Applicants must also pass appropriate subject-area exams in Praxis II®. In addition, Industrial Education students must pass the Occupational Competency Assessment.

A criminal background check, a TB test, and a child abuse clearance are also required.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Courses from accredited institutions may be transferred into the Ed.M. program as long as they are current (no more than five years old) and relevant. The faculty advisor determines relevancy of any course that a student wants transferred. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Coursework Waivers:

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor at the time of admission. The advisor reviews the student's credentials and determines which, if any, of the required courses can be waived. In general, this waiver covers the beginning-level courses in the program. Waiving a specific requirement, however, does not reduce the total number of credits needed to graduate.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate:

Required Courses:



Language Examination:

Culminating Events:


Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

College of Education

341 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122



Department Contacts:



Program Coordinator:




About the Program

The Ed.M. program is ...

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:


Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete this degree program on either a full-time or part-time (8 credit hours or less per semester) basis. Evening classes on Main campus start at 5:00 p.m.

Department Information:

College of Education

341 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122



Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.


The program is a state-approved teacher certification program. It meets the general requirements and state standards for academic certification as specified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Study Abroad:



Not applicable.


The program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved as a teacher certification program by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Areas of Specialization:

Three different areas of concentration are offered through the Career and Technical Education Ed.M. program. The scope of each certificate is as follows: Business, Computer, and Information Technology (BCIT), grades K-12; Industrial/Vocational Education, grades 7-12; and Marketing Education, grades K-12.

Job Placement:

Graduates typically pursue careers in elementary, middle, and secondary school settings, depending on the specialization.


Intern Certificate (BCIT and Marketing Education):

Candidates may be eligible for a Pennsylvania Intern Certificate after completing supervised teaching and its prerequisites; passing both the Praxis I® and II® examinations; receiving a successful rating on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's PDE 430 form; and passing criminal background and child abuse clearance checks. The Intern Certificate allows the student to teach in public schools for up to three years. The Intern Certificate is issued only once and expires automatically in three years; no extensions are granted.

Intern Certificate (Industrial/Vocational Education):

Candidates should consult with an advisor.

Instructional I Certificate:

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements and passing all Praxis™ examinations, candidates may apply for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Students must matriculate within the first 9 credits of the program.

Financing Opportunities

Assistantships are available but limited, and are generally offered to doctoral-level students. Students who wish to apply should submit an application online at http://edportal.temple.edu/public.

Relocated 6.14.12

Updated by GS 10.16.12