Accomplished Teaching MSEd


Learn more about the Master of Science in Education in Accomplished Teaching.

About the Program

The Master of Science in Education program in Accomplished Teaching enables working teachers, both relatively new practitioners and veterans, to develop new knowledge and to reflect on and analyze their own practices in order to move their teaching to a higher level. A combination of core courses and electives supports and advances those who have chosen to make classroom teaching their profession while allowing them to explore individual interests and additional certifications. Courses are designed to meet the immediate needs of students and to be directly applicable to students' home schools and communities.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 5 years

Campus Location: Main, with some courses offered online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Students complete the degree program through classes offered after 5:30 p.m. and online. The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Job Prospects: Graduates are typically educators in current positions of teaching and leadership. This program is designed to enhance credentials and expand educators' knowledge and expertise.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Students may take up to, but not more than, 9 credits of graduate study before being admitted to the program. The credits transfer into the program, if the student is admitted. Students completing non-matriculated courses before being admitted to the program are NOT guaranteed admission.

Financing Opportunities: Financial support opportunities may include scholarships, tuition remission and other financial aid such as grants, loans and federal work study.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: March 1
Spring: November 1

Applicants should submit all required admissions documents by the application deadline to receive priority consideration for admission and financial support.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 2, with a third submitted at the applicant's discretion. Please submit the "Reference Report for Graduate Study," found at

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from school administrators or college/university faculty members who can provide insight into the applicant's academic competence.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended are required, as well as a copy of a valid teaching certification or demonstration of at least two years of successful practice in an educational setting.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A bachelor's degree is required. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be considered for admission if they meet one of the following exceptions:

  1. Standard exception: 3.5 UGPA during the last two years AND a minimum of 3.25 Graduate GPA for 9 credits (typically taken as a non-matriculated student in the program prior to application for admission).

  2. Special exception: Applicants who do not meet regular admission criteria may be considered for a special exception if a compelling case can be made for admission on the basis of some additional source of data.

Statement of Goals: In 500 to 1,000 words, outline your interest in seeking a 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:
Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet these minimums:

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

Resume: Current resume required.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Core Courses
EDUC 5255Tech in Classrooms: TPCK 13
EPSY 5529Tests and Measurements 23
or EDUC 5101 Critical Understanding of Social Science Research
Select one course on diversity in the school system from the following: 33
Sociocultural Dynamics
Action Modes of Research
Disability and Social Policy
Contexts for Teaching and Learning Language
Policy and Practice in Urban Education
Urban Schools
The Origins of Urban Education
Select one course on individual differences from the following: 43
Disability Rights and Culture
Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Multilingual Students' Literacy Development
Teaching English in a Global Context
Electives 515
Capstone Course
EDAD 5201Action and Collaborative Research Seminar3
or EDUC 9991 Research Apprenticeship
Total Credit Hours30

Culminating Events:
Capstone Course:
Students execute an action-research project as part of EDAD 5201 OR EDUC 9991.


Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Dept. of Teaching and Learning

College of Education and Human Development

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091


Submission Address for Application Materials:

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