Master of Science in Education

What is the Master of Science in Education Program?
The Master of Science in Education Program (abbreviated “MSEd”) will provide a course of instruction for certified teachers K-12, offered through the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (CITE) at the College of Education, leading to a Master of Science in Education Degree.

How long is the program?
The MSEd degree requires the completion of 30 semester hours.

Does Temple accept any transfer credits into the MSEd Program?
As many as six (6) recently completed credits may be transferred from another institution with approval of the advisor. No courses may be taken at another institution after starting the program. An original transcript from each transferring institution must be provided.

What is the nature of the course content?
Course content will be oriented to participants’ classrooms as much as possible, thus providing both practical and some theoretical/analytical instruction. The intent is to provide a high quality graduate program for in-service teachers and professional staff.

How often are courses offered?
One course will be offered each fall and spring semester and one course will be offered over a six-week period in the summer (mid-May to late June). Most participants will earn their degree within three years.

I work during the day. Are any of the classes offered in the evening?
All of the courses in this program begin no earlier than 4:30pm and end at 7:10pm. Each class meets once per week during the fall and spring semesters. During the first summer session, classes will meet twice each week for six weeks, generally from 4:30pm – 7:10pm. The exact class hours will be determined by the group and the instructor.

Where are classes held?
Classes are held at Montgomery County Community College, West Campus, Pottstown, PA; Ridley High School in Folsom, PA; and Maple Point Middle School in Neshaminy, PA.

Who teaches the courses?
Courses will be taught by Temple faculty members and by qualified adjunct instructors.

How do I apply for admission into the program?
You will be asked to make formal application for acceptance into Temple University’s graduate program before completing your second course in the ten-course sequence. The process requires (a) an application, (b) three letters of recommendation, (c) an application fee of fifty dollars, (d) official transcripts from your undergraduate institution (a GPA of 3.0 or better is required) and any graduate coursework you may wish to have credited toward your Temple degree, (e) a statement of professional goals, and (f) a score on the Miller’s Analogy Test at or above the 65%-ile.

How will I know which courses to take and in which order?
An academic advisor will be assigned to you to advise you on all matters relating to your academic program. This advisor will be available to you by telephone and in person on site.

How do I register for classes?
Registration and tuition payment will be completed on-site at the first class session of each course. For the 2007-2008 academic year, graduate tuition at Temple is $1623 per 3-credit course for Pennsylvania residents.

Will I have to go to Main Campus to purchase textbooks?
In most instances, textbooks will be ordered and shipped directly to you by mail. On occasion, textbooks will be made available for purchase on site.

Course Requirements

The program consists of ten courses: five are required and five are elective. The ten courses described in this packet will be offered on site. You must take all five of the required courses; however, with the consent of your academic advisor, you may substitute one or more other Temple courses for the electives.

Participants will complete five (5) electives in such areas as classroom management, cooperative learning, curriculum development, dimensions of learning, and strategies for teaching special needs students in the mainstream.

A total of six (6) graduate credits may be transferred into the program as electives from other accredited schools and colleges. To be eligible for transfer, these credits must have been earned within the last five years and awarded a grade of B or better.

The program will conclude with a capstone course in current issues that will involve an applied special project for each participant. There are no comprehensive exams or thesis requirements.