Urban School Leadership MEd Executive Program

The executive Master of Education (MEd) in Urban School Leadership program prepares students for the unique challenges of leadership in urban schools. Learn to reframe the conversation surrounding urban education while increasing your understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political contexts that shape the debate about urban school reform.

The Urban School Leadership MEd program’s strategic focus helps to address the specific leadership needs of urban public schools in order to create a coherent vision of school success.  Students will come to understand how effective leaders foster professional growth and organizational change as the foundations of standards-based school reform. You’ll learn to design and use multiple measures of school success and develop advocacy skills to advance social justice and educational equity. Graduates of the master’s program are equipped to provide strong, ethical, democratic leadership for urban schools and communities in Philadelphia and across the region.

    Concentrations

    You can focus on Urban School Leadership or you can take one of the following concentrations.

    • Principal Leadership

      Prepare to serve as a principal or assistant principal; learn the purposes and processes of schools; and gain the expertise necessary to lead and administer an urban school community. This concentration prepares students to meet state educational requirements for certification as a principal.

    Delivery Method

    This cohort-based executive graduate program consists of a fixed set of courses offered in a specific sequence, and all students in each cohort take the same courses in the same sequence. Courses are offered one weekend per month to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The program features hybrid courses that include both face-to-face instruction and online modules, projects and group work.

    Because it’s aimed at working professionals, the program is designed to be completed on a part-time basis; students complete the program in less than two years. Students can choose to complete only the master’s degree or acquire principal certification, which requires six extra credits of supervised clinical experience.

    Objectives

    • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to be able to lead in a fair and equitable manner, while acting with professional integrity.
    • Design and use multiple measures of student success to assess school functioning and responsiveness to student needs.
    • Develop advocacy skills to advance the needs of children and public education in larger political, legal, social, cultural and economic contexts.
    • Understand systems theory and how effective leaders foster professional growth and organizational change as the primary architect of standards-based reform in schools.
    • Use strategic thinking to create a coherent organizational vision focused on student success.

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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 2018–2019 academic year.

    Pennsylvania resident: $1,151 per credit
    Out-of-state: $1,470 per credit

    Questions

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

    Enrollment Management
    Ritter Annex 150
    1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Phone: 215-204-8011
    Email: educate@temple.edu

    ED-USL-MED

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