12 months
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 39870 USD/year
966 USD/credit 28980 USD/year
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The Master of Education in Middle Grades Education at Temple University trains graduate students to guide learners through grades 4 through 8 and prepare them for the demands of high school. Certification prepares graduates to teach in both upper elementary and middle grades classrooms.


After successfully completing the minimum requirements for certification, students may choose to leave the program with only certification, or they may elect to continue in the program, completing the additional credit hours and requirements necessary to receive certification and earn a master’s degree.

Applicants to Middle Grades Education programs who are interested in earning certification through a full-time, urban-focused STEM teacher residency program may also explore Temple’s Teacher Residency program.

Future Career

Graduates of the Middle Grades Education MEd program typically pursue middle grades teaching positions in grades 4 through 8. Others move into education-related positions in other types of organizations.

Students graduate with a solid foundation in learning and teaching and a strong commitment to serving pre-adolescent learners from diverse economic, ethnic and geographic backgrounds. The Middle Grades Education program at Temple University focuses on building deep, content-specific pedagogical knowledge aligned to the wide-ranging academic standards and developmental needs of middle grades students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Citizenship, Cultures, and Social Studies Education
  • Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades
  • Teaching Math in the Middle Grades
  • Teaching Science in the Middle Grades

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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
  • 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.  
  • Recommendations
  • 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

      39870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • National

      39870 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 12 months.
    • In-State

      28980 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 966 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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