Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: English Education

Earn the Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: English Education and open students’ eyes to a world of written metaphor and meaning—and the skills it takes to create them. You will master effective classroom management and instructional techniques, as well as the English and American literary canons.

Within the College of Liberal Arts, you’ll complete coursework in literary criticism, literature or linguistics, and then cap your English studies with a writing-intensive, senior-level project. In the College of Education, you’ll learn to

  • address literacy deficiencies without shortchanging subject content time;
  • apply literacy instructional methods for English language learners;
  • create classroom settings that accommodate special education needs; and
  • identify special education needs and develop productive interventions.

Your education coursework is augmented with multiple fieldwork assignments. The program culminates in an academic year-long practicum, during which you will instruct a class at an area high school supported by a cooperating teacher and Temple faculty. Your degree is awarded by the College of Education.

Teacher Certification

This program is designed to prepare you to successfully complete the teacher certification exams administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Passing scores are required before you can be licensed to teach in the state of Pennsylvania. Visit the Certification Office to learn more about the teacher certification process.

Tracks & Concentrations

Unlike many degree programs in other colleges, tracks and concentrations in the College of Education for Secondary Education exist as separate degree programs. These programs include the

Related Graduate Degrees

A graduate degree in Education gives you maximum flexibility and professional advancement prospects. Temple offers a number of graduate degree programs in the College of Education, including a

Temple also offers a number of graduate-level certificate programs, including

Review the full list of graduate degree and graduate certificate programs in Education.

4+1 Accelerated Dual Degree Programs

For particularly focused students, the College of Education offers accelerated 4+1 dual-degree programs. Qualified students earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in one five-year course of study instead of the usual six years. Learn more about the College of Education’s 4+1 accelerated dual-degree programs.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science Education program 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. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $15,768.00 per year
Out-of-state: $27,528.00 per year

Student Clubs & Organizations

Participating in student groups increases your chances for peer support and future professional contacts. It also provides you with opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Explore the opportunities available through organizations like

  • Be The Change, an organization that provides education and healthcare services to communities in North Philadelphia and overseas.
  • Black Diamonds Union, which works to celebrate and disseminate education about black culture at Temple University and in Philadelphia’s wider urban community.
  • College of Education Student Council, a group that provides students with leadership opportunities and an opportunity to effect change.   
  • Grandma’s Kids, a K–5 afterschool program that focuses on homework, and academic, emotional and social support.
  • Jumpstart, a national early education organization that trains students to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, which promotes academic excellence and a network for those who are committed to teaching.
  • The Petey Greene Program at Temple University, an organization that supports prisoner education by training volunteers to provide weekly tutoring sessions to inmates in four correctional facilities in Philadelphia
  • Temple University - Students Teaching Underrepresented Developing Youth (TU-STUDY), a group that assists children and adults in the greater Philadelphia area with advising, tutoring and other kinds of support in overcoming learning challenges.
  • Temple Student Pennsylvania State Education Association, which increases esteem for educational professions among teacher candidates, constructively affects the process of teacher education and represents students regarding these issues.
  • Treehouse Books, a literacy center near Temple’s Main Campus where students can engage in literacy service work.

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