Master of Education in Secondary Education

The Secondary Education MEd program focuses on the needs and subject areas of today’s secondary school students. Geared toward college graduates and working professionals with undergraduate degrees outside of education, this graduate program prepares graduates to teach grades seven through 12.

This graduate program offers paths to initial certification in a variety of subject areas and with several design approaches. All options involve earning the equivalent of an academic major in a content area as well as taking pedagogy and development courses that prepare students to effectively teach chosen content areas to adolescents.

You can complete this graduate degree degree on a part-time or a full-time basis with evening classes starting at 5 p.m. on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. However, you will be required to fulfill a student teaching requirement, which is a full-time commitment.

Concentrations

You can focus on Secondary Education or you can take one of the following concentrations.

  • World-Foreign Languages Education

    Learn a combination of fluency in your target language and the ability to implement best practices in foreign language pedagogy. Focus on a foreign language and and developing intercultural understanding in order to escape a narrow cultural perspective. Through the experiences in this program, you will gain a deeper understanding of the nature of language and culture. Learn more about the Master of Education in Secondary Education program with a concentration in world and foreign languages.

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  • Science Education

    Build a strong foundation in at least one science discipline with supporting expertise in mathematics as appropriate. Graduate with an understanding of the nature of science and its complex relationship to the society in which it functions and which it serves. This program offers concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, and Physics. Learn more about the Master of Education in Secondary Education program with a concentration in science.

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  • Mathematics Education

    Gain knowledge of the interests and abilities of students at different levels of mathematics achievement. Focus on problem-solving skills, mathematical thinking processes, and methods of actively engaging children and young adults in their own learning. Learn more about the Master of Education in Secondary Education program with a concentration in mathematics.

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  • English Education

    Prepare to engage secondary students in the production and interpretation of literary and non-literary spoken and written texts. Learn to identify the structures and functions of language; become familiar with the texts and histories of U.S., European and non-Western literary genres; and place reading and writing within the larger context of films, plays, videos and other forms of expression. Learn more about the Master of Education in Secondary Education program with a concentration in English education.

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  • Social Studies Education

    Develop the skills necessary to create an informed citizenry with respect for diversity in a democratic society. Focus on critical thinking about curriculum frameworks and materials; curriculum development grounded in teaching for understanding; and sensitivity around areas such as race relations, gender, war and peace, equality of economic and social opportunities, and global interdependence. Learn more about the Master of Education in Secondary Education program with a concentration in social studies.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Master of 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: $898.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,231.00 per credit

Student Clubs & Organizations

Find peer support and leadership opportunities while tackling the challenges of your program. You'll also find opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Students can join the

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