Middle Grades and Special Education Master of Education (MEd)
The Middle Grades (grades 4–8) and Special Education (PreK–8) MEd prepares students for initial teacher certification in middle-level teaching (grades 4–8). Middle-grades teachers, particularly those who hold dual certifications, are increasingly sought out and in high demand in Pennsylvania and across the country.
The College of Education MEd program in Middle Grades and Special Education is designed to ensure not only that there are certified teachers to fill the local and national need for inclusivity, but also that our students graduate with expertise in learning and teaching, as well as commitment to, pre- and adolescent learners from diverse economic, ethnic and geographic backgrounds. To that end, the master’s program aims to build deep content-specific educational knowledge that aligns with the variety of academic standards and wide-ranging developmental demands of middle-grades students and students with special needs.
Temple’s cutting-edge master’s degree program stands out because it prepares graduate students to teach in both elementary and middle grades classrooms.