Accelerated 4+1 Program: Frequently Asked Questions
General Questions and Concerns
- Will the program be available to students who have transferred to Temple?
- University policy regarding 4+1 Programs state that students must complete at least 45 credit hours at Temple. Therefore, most transfer students will not be eligible for this program. However, transfer students may apply directly to the Masters in Special Education program upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
- If I am not accepted into this 5 year program, how long will the masters degree take to complete?
- The Masters in Special Education is 27 semester hours.
- If after I complete my Bachelor’s degree, I decide I can’t stay at Temple to complete the Masters, will my 9 hours of graduate level courses transfer as graduate level credit to a different institution?
- The agreement to allow students to take Graduate level classes as an undergraduate student and have those hours count towards the Special Education Master degree is an agreement between Temple University’s Graduate School and the College of Education. If a student where to transfer these credits to a different institution, it would be up to that institution as to how the credits would transfer.
If you have additional questions about this program, please contact:
S. Kenneth Thurman, Professor
phone: (215) 204-2117