MEd On Campus

Early Childhood and Special Education

48 months
1329 USD/credit 16280 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 16280 USD/year
966 USD/credit 11833 USD/year
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Temple University’s Master of Education in Early Childhood and Special Education puts you on the path to earning specialized credentials, plus a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate. 


By successfully completing the program of Early Childhood and Special Education, you’ll earn Temple University's recommendation to receive Instructional I teacher certification. You will also develop the expertise to earn Early Childhood (PreK through grade 4) and Special Education (PreK through grade 8) teacher certification.

In addition to core theory and techniques in reading/literacy, math, science and social studies instruction, you will learn how to educate students with special educational needs in a way that addresses their individual differences. The study of learning processes allows students to understand individual differences in intelligence, cognitive development and self-regulation, as well as their role in learning. Whether a child has autism, ADHD or another special educational need.


In addition to state certification exams and student teaching, you must complete field experiences as part of your coursework. Field placements are designed to give you teaching experience working with children in educational and non-educational settings. The majority of field experiences require students to spend seven full days over the course of a semester in the classroom. During the student teaching semester, students are required to spend every day in the classroom for 14 weeks.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Early Literacy and Language Development: Birth-Kindergarten
  • Mathematics Education for the Early Years: PreK-4.
  • Social Studies Education for the Early Years: PreK-4.
  • Science Education for the Early Years: PreK to 4
  •  Cognitive Development
  •  Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  •  Understanding and Using Special Education Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


49 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline
  • Statement of Goals: In 500 to 1,000 words, outline 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.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Clearances: A Pennsylvania criminal background check, a federal criminal history check, a child abuse clearance, and a TB test are required upon enrollment.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    16280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11833 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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