About Us

The Temple Education Scholars (TES) Dual Enrollment Program is a year-long program, designed for college-bound high school seniors to take a full semester’s worth of education courses at Temple University in a supportive environment. Students engage deeply in coursework to earn college credit that will apply to a variety of two-and four-year colleges and universities, including a Bachelor’s degree at Temple from the College of Education. This program prepares students for future employment as educators with the School District of Philadelphia. Students will take five college courses in the College of Education that count towards program requirements for majors in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, and Human Development/Community Engagement. While not all TES participants may ultimately pursue admission to Temple, a major in education, and/or a career as an educator, all will certainly benefit from the course offerings, the relationships with peers, TES program staff, and Temple professors, and the experience of successfully completing five college courses.

Program Highlights

Temple Education Scholars Program

  • Year-long program (mid-August through early June)
  • Focused on a college & career pathway (teaching)
  • 5 college education courses = 15 college credits = 1 full semester of classes
  • Prepares students for one of four College Majors:  Early Childhood Education,  Middle Grades Education, Secondary Education, Human Development / Community Engagement
  • Includes college readiness programming and application support

Student Expectations

  • Commitment + Attendance
  • Communication / Responsiveness + Collegiality
  • Positive Outlook & Attitude
  • Willingness to Learn, Receive and Offer Feedback, Ask for Help, and Work Hard
  • Professional and Ethical Behavior

Program Participation Criteria

  • Current 11th grade student
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Interest in education as college major and career
  • Strong attendance record
  • Eligible for a modified roster

Temple Education Scholars is a collaboration between the College of Education at Temple University and the School District of Philadelphia. As a college access and educator diversity initiative, TES is also affiliated with and supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Aspiring to Educate (A2E) educator diversity initiative, which is piloting in Philadelphia during the 2019-2020 academic year.



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