M.Ed. On Campus

Early Childhood Education and Special Education

12 months
1381 USD/credit 63526 USD/year
1381 USD/credit 63526 USD/year
1004 USD/credit 46184 USD/year
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Temple University’s Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education puts you on the path to earning specialized credentials, plus a Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate.


By successfully completing the Early Childhood Education and Special Education program at Temple University, you’ll earn Temple’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.

  • assessing the child’s educational needs,
  • creating inclusive classroom settings and practices,
  • developing appropriate instructional strategies, and
  • managing the classroom through positive behavior support.
  • gain a firm foundation in the theory of child and adolescent development,
  • get a solid overview of the problems educational psychologists address, and
  • master the techniques for teaching English to children who speak other languages.

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, you will acquire the expertise to help them overcome it by:

Your coursework will also help you:

Future Career

The Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education is primarily designed to place you in an educational setting as an elementary school teacher or a teacher in special education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Child and Adol Develop
  • Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology
  • Early Literacy and Language Development: Birth-Kindergarten
  • Mathematics Education for the Early Years: PreK-4
  • Social Studies Education for the Early Years: PreK-4

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Transcripts
  • Prerequisite Courses
  • Recommendations: Submit two letters of reference that provide insight into your academic competence. 
  • 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.
  • Résumé: A current professional résumé is required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    63526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1381 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    63526 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1381 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    46184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1004 USD per credit during 12 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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