Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

To apply, submit an application along with a fee of $60 to the College of Education and Human Development.

After submitting the application, you will receive instructions on how to submit the additional application materials listed below through your online MyTU account. If you prefer, you may also mail these materials to

Temple University College of Education and Human Development
Office of Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 100
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091

You will receive your nine-digit Temple University identification number (TUid) via email once you submit your application for admission. Be sure to include your name and TUid on all documents that you mail to Temple. View a complete set of application instructions for graduate study in the College of Education and Human Development.

Supporting Materials

Submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

  1. Transcripts: Submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions you have attended and/or from which you earned credit. Official transcripts can be emailed to or sent to the Office of Enrollment Management address listed above.

  2. Prerequisite Courses: The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that students complete prerequisite coursework before being considered for admission to this program. For details on prerequisite courses for your concentration, see PRAXIS and Prerequisites. A prerequisite evaluation is conducted upon receipt of your application and all official transcripts.

  3. PRAXIS II: Submit official score reports demonstrating a passing score, if required for your program. For details on test codes and programs/concentrations that require PRAXIS, see PRAXIS and Prerequisites.

  4. Statement of Goals: Write a 500- to 1,000-word statement of purpose outlining your interest in seeking a master's degree with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire; your interests; and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.

  5. Recommendations: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence and should ideally attest to the candidate’s academic ability and readiness to work with students at the middle- and secondary-grade levels. References from college or university faculty members are recommended. You may request recommendations through your MyTU account or send them using the paper Reference Report for Graduate Study (PDF) to the above mailing address.

  6. Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.

Additional Requirements for International Students

International applicants should also submit the following materials.

Application Deadlines

Submit all required admissions documents by the application deadline listed below to receive priority consideration for admission and financial support.

  • Spring: Nov. 1
  • Summer II: March 1
  • Fall: March 1


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

Enrollment Management
Phone: 215-204-8011