Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

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

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
Office of Enrollment Management
Ritter Annex 150
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091

You will receive your 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

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisites for admission to this program include courses in the following areas. Courses can be undergraduate or graduate level courses with a grade of C or better.

  • At least two courses (six credit hours) in each of the following areas.
    • Math (cannot be basic or remedial courses below 1000 level)
    • English (three writing/composition and three literature)
  • At least one course (three credit hours) in each of the following areas.
    • Science
    • History (U.S. and world history recommended)
    • Art or Music​

Learn more about admissions prerequisites.

Supporting Materials

  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 educate@temple.edu 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.
  3. Recommendations: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. 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.
  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. 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 following deadline to receive priority consideration for admission and financial support.

  • Spring: Nov. 1
  • Fall: March 1