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Last modified: May 15, 2012, 6:56 PM
The College of Education at Temple University is ideally situated in the heart of North Philadelphia with city schools, student and teacher populations at our doorstep. Our prominent location brings us all the resources and challenges of a large, diverse and lively urban center. By pursuing our mission, to empower children and their communities through education, we serve our surrounding neighborhoods, the city of Philadelphia, schools and school districts across the region and the nation.
On our sprawling urban campus, in our surrounding neighborhood schools and across the city, we educate teachers and school leaders who have the knowledge and skills to reach all of our children. Driven by the most current research and our extensive data base of best practices, we create new models of teaching and learning that enable our graduates to succeed and lead the movement to improve educational achievement nationwide. Our graduates are problem-solvers, innovators and creative thinkers. They debate ideas in the abstract, but they apply them in practical ways to address the concrete situations that challenge educators every day. They commit themselves, as the College does, to education for the long term, to life-long learning, to using the newest tools to prepare students not only for the present but for a rapidly expanding and complex world.
Our faculty provides the foundation of research and knowledge our students and supervisors in the field require to address the needs of children and schools today. Their insight and the new information they generate informs decision making at the highest levels and provides educators and school personnel with the tools they need to strengthen educational practice.
Enrollment: Approximately 2,800
Faculty: 65 full-time; plus part-time faculty associates