Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education: Social Studies Education      

Help high school students develop the global perspectives they need to be good citizens in the 21st century. Earn the BSEd in Secondary Education: Social Studies Education广发娱乐首页 and teach students about the global community and how dynamic geopolitical forces impact communities and cultures around the world.

In the , you’ll learn to

  • address literacy deficiencies without neglecting subject content time;
  • apply literacy instructional methods for English language learners;
  • create classroom settings that accommodate special education needs; and
  • identify special education needs and develop productive interventions.

In addition to your education coursework, you'll choose and complete the major coursework requirements in one of the following areas of specialization within the .

  • Economics
  • Geography and Urban Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Your education coursework will be enhanced with multiple fieldwork assignments. The program culminates in an academic semester long student teaching experience, during which you will instruct a class at an area high school supported by a cooperating teacher and Temple faculty. Although you'll take courses in the College of Liberal Arts, your degree is awarded by the College of Education.

Teacher Certification

This program prepares you to successfully complete , allowing you to apply for a Pennsylvania Instructional I Teaching Certificate. .

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science in Education program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. .

广发娱乐首页These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $16,080.00 per year
Out-of-state: $28,992.00 per year

Student Clubs & Organizations

广发娱乐首页Participating in student groups provides peer support and future professional contacts. It also presents opportunities to give back to the community, either locally or globally. Explore the opportunities available through organizations such as

  • , an organization that provides education and healthcare services to communities in North Philadelphia and overseas;
  • , which works to celebrate and disseminate education about black culture at Temple University and in Philadelphia’s wider urban community;
  • , a group that provides students with leadership opportunities and a chance to effect change;   
  • , a K through grade 5 afterschool program that focuses on homework, as well as academic, emotional and social support;
  • , a national early education organization that trains students to work with preschool children in low-income neighborhoods;
  • , which promotes academic excellence and a network for those who are committed to teaching;
  • , an organization that supports prisoner education by training volunteers to provide weekly tutoring sessions to inmates in four correctional facilities in Philadelphia;
  • , a group that assists children and adults in the greater Philadelphia area with advising, tutoring and other kinds of support in overcoming learning challenges;
  • , which increases esteem for educational professions among teacher candidates, constructively affects the process of teacher education and represents students regarding these issues; and
  • , a literacy center near Temple’s Main Campus where students can engage in literacy service work.



广发娱乐首页For more information about this program, the College of Education, how to apply for admission, and your application status, contact Enrollment Management.

Enrollment Management
Phone: 215-204-8011


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