Master of Education in Secondary Education
The Master of Education (MEd) in Secondary Education 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 in their chosen content area such as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies or World Languages.
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 development and pedagogy courses that prepare students to effectively teach chosen content areas to adolescents.
You can complete this graduate degree on a part-time or a full-time basis with evening classes on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia. However, you will be required to fulfill a student teaching requirement, which is a full-time commitment.
After successfully completing the minimum requirements for certification, students may choose to leave the program with only certification, or they may elect to continue in the program, completing the additional credit hours and requirements necessary to receive certification and earn a master’s degree.
Applicants to Secondary Education programs who are interested in earning certification through a full-time, urban-focused STEM teacher residency program may also explore Temple’s Teacher Residency program.
Who might be interested?
The Secondary Education MEd program is designed for individuals choosing to change careers after earning a bachelor’s degree in one of the fields below, to prepare them for initial teacher certification in secondary education (grades 7 through 12) and special education.