College of Education

The College of Education at Temple University promotes education – in schools, in the workplace, in organizations, and in the community – as a critically important way to achieve social justice. Our mission is to prepare our students to become agents of change who employ cutting-edge understandings and evidence-based practices in any setting in which they might work. Our faculty include experts not only in early childhood/elementary, middle-grades, and secondary teacher education, but also in adult and organizational development, applied behavior analysis, career and technical education, counseling psychology, higher education, leadership, school psychology, special education, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and urban education.

In our research, we work both to conduct well-designed investigations that have the potential to improve learning and teaching, especially for historically underserved populations, and to provide effective mentorship of master's and doctoral students so that they can engage in similar kinds of investigations on their own.  In our teaching, we strive to infuse empirical findings into our coursework in ways that provide practitioners and prospective practitioners with deep understandings of research and theory and of effective practice.  As a result of our strategic location in North Philadelphia and our long history of collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and other community partners, the College of Education is uniquely situated to bring its research and teaching into practice in order to have a collective impact in the surrounding neighborhoods. We also endeavor, however, to bring our work to the largest possible audience in the city of Philadelphia, the region, and the nation, as well as globally.

Programs

Degree Programs and Certificates

Certificates Not Currently Open for Enrollment

  • Career and Technical Education/K-12

  • English Education/7-12

  • Mathematics Education/7-12

  • Middle Grades Education/4-8

  • Science Education/7-12

  • Social Studies Education/7-12

  • World/Foreign Languages Education/K-12

Graduate Faculty

Gregory Anderson, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Saul Axelrod, Professor Emeritus, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Julie L. Booth, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

Joseph Boyle, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Carol B. Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Wanda M. Brooks, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania.

James P. Byrnes, Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., Temple University.

Robert W. Clark, Associate Professor (Teaching/Instructional), Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Sarah A. Cordes, Assistant Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., New York University.

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara, Associate Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

James Earl Davis, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Meixia Ding, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Texas A and M University.

Joseph P. DuCette, Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Richard M. Englert, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ed.D., University of California Los Angeles.

Armando X. Estrada, Assistant Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso.

Frank H. Farley, Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., University of London.

Catherine A. Fiorello, Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Joseph P. Folger, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Timothy P. Fukawa-Connelly, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Steven Jay Gross, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania.

John Hall, Assistant Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley.

Insook Han, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ed.D., Columbia University, Teachers College.

Annemarie H. Hindman, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Shana Hornstein, Assistant Professor (Teaching/Instructional), Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Will J. Jordan, Associate Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., Columbia University, Teachers College.

Avshalom Kaplan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Larry J. Krafft, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Janice C. Laurence, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ph.D., George Mason University.

Doug Lombardi, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kristie Jones Newton, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park.

Timothy J. Patterson, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Aneta Pavlenko, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Laura Pendergast, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

Jayminn S. Sanford-DeShields, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ed.D., Harvard University.

Kenneth G. Schaefer, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Catherine C. Schifter, Associate Professor Emerita, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Joan Poliner Shapiro, Professor, Department of Policy, Organizational, and Leadership Studies, College of Education; Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Michael W. Smith, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Cathleen S. Soundy, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ed.D., Rutgers University.

Francis J. Sullivan, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

S. Kenneth Thurman, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Matthew J. Tincani, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., The Ohio State University.

Nathaniel von der Embse, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Matthew J. Elvis Wagner, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ed.D., Columbia University.

Barbara A. Wasik, Professor, Department of Psychological Studies in Education, College of Education; Ph.D., Temple University.

Christine A. Woyshner, Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education; Ed.D., Harvard University.