Urban Education MEd

Understand the social context of urban schools, as well as historical and contemporary reform efforts, by pursuing a Master of Education in Urban Education. The Urban Education MEd examines broader economic, political and social forces and their relationship to urban education. Graduate students will think critically about issues of policy and practice and develop tools for creating change in their schools and beyond. Outside of the classroom, teachers practice urban education leadership by accompanying students on field trips and serving as supervisors for extracurricular activities. The master’s degree emphasizes social justice and is fittingly offered at an urban university in Philadelphia that is dedicated to strengthening college access and affordability.

Graduate students aspiring to affect change as teachers in urban environments will also better understand adult literacy, afterschool programs, community-based education, community development and family centers.

Culminating Work

The culminating event for this master’s degree is a two-part clinical internship under the guidance of an on-site mentor.

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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


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