Temple University

College of Education

Master of Education in Urban School Leadership


1801 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Education in Urban School Leadership

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The executive MEd in Urban School Leadership prepares students for the unique challenges of leadership in urban schools. Learn to reframe the conversation surrounding urban education while increasing your understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political contexts that shape the debate about urban school reform. The program addresses the specific leadership needs of urban public schools in order to create a coherent vision of school success. Students will come to understand how effective leaders foster professional growth and organizational change as the foundations of standards-based school reform. Learn to design and use multiple measures of school success, and develop advocacy skills to advance social justice and educational equity. Graduates of the master’s program are equipped to provide strong, ethical, democratic leadership for urban schools and communities in Philadelphia and across the region.


Prepares students for principal certification through Pennsylvania Department of Education

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must submit an application, official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume, statement of goals and copy of PA teaching certificate.

International Student Requirements:

Official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma, or certificate. Official international transcripts must be mailed. While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation. Official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

In State Tuition (per year): $1,151 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $1,470 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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