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Secondary Education and Special Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
Through the MEd in Secondary Education and Special Education program in the College of Education at Temple University, students gain the tools to teach in diverse urban contexts and address the challenges facing students and educators in urban environments.


The Secondary Education and Special Education graduate program at Temple University teaches students how to create inclusive and nurturing classroom environments for all students, including those with disabilities, learning deficits and language differences, as well as those from different cultures.

Who might be interested?

The Secondary Education and Special Education MEd program is designed for individuals choosing to change careers after earning a bachelor’s degree in another field, to prepare them for initial teacher certification in secondary education (grades 7 through 12) and special education (grades 7 through 12).

Classes and Curriculum

This combined MEd degree program may be completed on a part- or a full-time basis, with evening classes that accommodate the schedules of working professionals. Though the logistics of field experience could change in any given semester, students usually spend seven full days in the classroom over the course of a semester. During the student-teaching semester, students must spend every day in the classroom for 14 weeks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tech in Classrooms: TPCK
  • Child and Adol Develop
  • Models of Teaching
  • Tchg Composition Sec Sch
  • Tchg Literature Sec Sch
  • Literacy and Differentiation in the Academic Areas, 7-12
  • Inclusive School Practices
  • Foundations of Language Teaching: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    942 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 942 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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