These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Additional University and College requirements are located on the College of Education and Human Development's Academic Policies and Regulations page in this Bulletin.

Program Requirements

MATH 1015Introduction to Numbers & Figures 14
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
SPED 2128Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning3
EDUC 1016Mathematics for Educators 14
or MATH 1021 College Algebra
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education 13
ECED 2101Child Development, Birth to Nine 13
SPED 2201Language Development and Communication Strategies3
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
ABA 3302Analyzing and Changing Behavior3
SPED 4331Family and Interdisciplinary Collaborative/Consultation Skills3
ECED 3106Literacy Foundations for the Primary Grades: First Grade through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3107Learning Mathematics for the Primary Grades: First through Fourth Grade3
ECED 3108Social Studies for the Early Years, Pre K-43
ECED 3109Science for the Early Years3
ECED 3187Practicum for the Primary Grades3
MGSE 3196Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades3
MGSE 3404Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades3
SPED 3304Effective Teaching Strategies and Academic Interventions3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
SPED 4105Assessment in Special Education3
SPED 4196Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners3
SPED 3201Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Moderate to Significant Disabilities3
SPED 3287Practicum for Diverse Learners3
SPED 4201Effective Transition for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Special Education3
SPED 4888Student Teaching in Special Education9
Total Credit Hours95

These courses must be completed with a C- or better to be eligible for Candidacy approval; either ECED 2101 or EDUC 2109 must be completed before Candidacy approval. Pre-Candidacy coursework includes a variety of courses, including a minimum of 1) two college-level math courses totaling at least six credits, 2) one college-level writing/composition course with a minimum of three credits (GenEd Analytical Reading and Writing), and 3) one literature course with a minimum of three credits (Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life or Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good); no 0700 or pre-college level courses can count toward these requirements.