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Graduate Bulletin

CITE/Elementary Education, M.S.Ed.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: April 1                                    [December 15 for international applicants]

Spring: October 1                                 [August 1 for international applicants]

Applications are processed together after the deadline date.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from former and current professors who can provide insight into the applicant's abilities and talents and can comment on the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study.  If already working in the field, the applicant may include letters from professional colleagues.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

Typically, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree and initial teacher certification in Elementary Education.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length and should indicate your goals and objectives for obtaining a master’s degree in Elementary Education.  The statement should also include the following elements:  your specific interest in Temple’s program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and research achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/MAT is required.  It is expected that the scores will generally be at or above the 50th percentile. 


Not required.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate:  30

Required Courses:

Core Courses (15 s.h.)

ED 554: Characteristics of Computer Based Instruction

ED 650: Teacher Development: The Reflective Teacher

ED 652: Cultural Diversity and Learning Styles

ED 653: Capstone Seminar in Current Issues

ED PSY 529: Tests and Measurement

Specialization Courses (6 s.h.)

EN ED E 602: Teaching Literature

MATH ED E 464: Curriculum & Instruction in Math Education: N-6

Electives (9 s.h.) are determined in consultation with a faculty advisor.


Language Examination:

Culminating Events:



Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122


Department Contacts:


Gwen Miller



Program Coordinator:

Dr. Aida Nevarez-LaTorre



Graduate Chairperson:



Dr. Thomas J. Walker



About the Program

The M.S.Ed. with a concentration in Elementary Education is viewed as a master teacher program and provides opportunities for advanced study. Candidates for the M.S.Ed. with a concentration in Elementary Education are expected to hold a degree and an initial teaching certificate in Elementary Education or a closely related field.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:


Some elective courses are offered at the Ambler, Harrisburg, and Center City campuses.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester) through classes offered after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122


Interdisciplinary Study:



Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



The College of Education was ranked 15th in the nation in a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools.


This degree program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Areas of Specialization:


Job Placement:



Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits of coursework before applying to the degree program.

Financing Opportunities

Although some limited funding opportunities are available, assistantships are generally offered to doctoral-level students.

Updated 5.31.06