Master of Education in School Leadership

The Master of Education (MEd) in School Leadership program in the College of Education is designed to prepare principals for the many challenges posed by 21st century schools. A combination of coursework and field experiences helps build skills in management, data analysis and instructional leadership, while introducing students to a variety of leadership roles and styles. Students gain the tools to approach the challenges of school leadership with intelligence, reliable information, innovative ideas and a well-conceived vision for the future. Courses are taught by faculty with both academic credentials and experience as practitioners. All students must complete six credits of supervised internships to obtain their principal certificates.

The School Leadership MEd program offers classes in a hybrid format through a combination of onsite and online classes. Onsite courses are offered on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia.


You can focus on School Leadership or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • Curriculum Supervision

    Prepare to become a district-wide specialist in curriculum and instruction across all grade levels. Students who successfully complete all program requirements also satisfy the academic requirements for an administrative certificate in Pennsylvania.

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  • Principal Leadership

    Prepare to serve as a principal or assistant principal; learn the purposes and processes of schools; and gain the expertise necessary to lead and administer a school community. This concentration meets state educational requirements for certification as a principal.

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  • Reform and Change Leadership

    Prepare to become an agent of change in your school and district. Elective coursework provides students with the opportunity to take courses that meet specific interests.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Education offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $942.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,297.00 per credit

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For more information about this program, the College of Education, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-8011


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