Middle Grades and Special Education MEd graduates generally pursue teaching positions in elementary or middle school settings, leading classrooms from kindergarten to grade 8.

Temple Teacher Residency Program

If you are interested in gaining certification, you can explore the Temple Teacher Residency program.

This is an innovative urban STEM teacher education program that provides simultaneous school-based teaching experience and graduate education to individuals who are committed to becoming science and math teachers in Philadelphia’s high-needs middle schools. Through this accelerated one-year master’s program, you’ll receive financial support while teaching collaboratively with an experienced mentor for a full academic year in a middle school classroom in an urban public school.

Field Experience & Student Teaching 

As part of your academic program, you will gain firsthand knowledge in classrooms through immersive field placements and student teaching experiences.

School & Community Partnerships 

As part of its mission to give back to the surrounding community and provide substantive fieldwork experiences for its students, the College of Education has formed partnerships with more than 25 institutions and organizations.

Career Services

The College of Education offers a range of career development services to its students. You can also visit the university Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

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Career opportunities and mid-career salaries for the Middle Grades and Special Education MEd may include the following examples.


Median Salary*

Education Administrators, Elementary & Secondary School


Middle School Teachers


Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten & Elementary School


Special Education Teachers, Middle School


Special Education Teachers, Secondary School


* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).