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TUteach - Chemistry

Dr. Douglas Baird, Program Co-Director

College of Science and Technology

Carnell Hall, Suite 400

215-204-2888

dbaird@temple.edu

Ms. Linda Jones, Program Co-Director

College of Education

Ritter Annex, Room 433

215 204-9165

lcjones@temple.edu

Ms. Kathleen McKinley, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor

College of Science and Technology

Barton Hall, Room A306

215-204-3628

kathleen.mckinley@temple.edu

Lisa Mathason, TUteach Advisor

College of Science and Technology

1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 203

215-204-2890

lisa.mathason@temple.edu

Dr. Robert Levis, Chair

Dr. David Dalton, Content Advisor

Beury Hall, Room 342

215-204-7138

david.dalton@temple.edu

Dr. Spiridoula Matsika, Content Advisor

Beury Hall, Room 242

215-204-7703

spiridoula.matsika@temple.edu

Dr. Robert Stanley, Content Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 250B
215-204-2027
robert.stanley@temple.edu

Chemistry with Teaching

 

The B.S. with Teaching in Chemistry is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" teacher-training program.  The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Chemistry, and prepares students for a career in secondary school teaching. The education courses in the B.S. with Teaching include supervised teaching in school district classrooms and emphasize inquiry-based approaches to learning. Students in the B.S. with Teaching degree program become eligible for a Pennsylvania teacher certification when they complete all the requirements for the degree that include theoretical and practical courses in education specifically designed for science and mathematics majors.  In order to be recommended for Pennsylvania teacher certification, students must graduate with 1) a B.S with Teaching degree 2) a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and 3) earn passing scores on the state-required Praxis I and Praxis II tests.

Students are encouraged to stay on track to graduate with an overall GPA of 3.0 by meeting once each semester with a TUteach advisor and by meeting the prerequisite GPA for required courses. GPA and prerequisite course requirements insure that students are well prepared for the significant amounts of supervised classroom teaching required in advanced courses. Attention is specifically directed to the prerequisites required to enroll in Project-Based Instruction [Math Education (Secondary) 4189 or Science Education (Secondary) 4189], an advanced course required in all TUteach degrees and recommended to be taken in either the fifth or seventh semester.  The prerequisites for this course include entering the course with a GPA of 3.0 and having earned passing scores on the PAPA Test ("Basic Knowledge:" reading, writing, and mathematics).

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University Requirements (124 total s.h.)

  • Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement: Chemistry 4196, the combination of Chemistry 3397/3398, Philosophy 2196 or Secondary Education 3796.
  • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
    • The General Education Curriculum consists of approximately 25-26 s.h.  See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.

2. College Requirements

  • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  • 45 Upper-Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (83-84 s.h.)*

  • Ten (10) Chemistry courses with labs are required (36-37 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033, 1032/1034, 2201/2203, 2202/2204, 3091, 3103/3105, 3001, 3301, 3302 and a choice of 4196 or 3397/3398.
  • Three (3) Mathematics courses are required (12 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042 and 2043.
  • Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021 and 1062 or 2022.
  • Two (2) College of Science & Technology courses are required (2 s.h.): College of Science & Technology 1189 and 1289.
  • Three (3) Education course are required (10 s.h.): Education 2179, 4388 and 4802.
  • Two (2) Mathematics or Science Education (Secondary) courses are required (6 s.h.): Math/Science Education 2189 and 4189.
  • One (1) Secondary Education course is required (3 s.h.): Secondary Education 3796.
  • One (1) Special Education course is required (3 s.h.): Special Education 2231.
  • One (1) Philosophy course is required (3 s.h.): Philosophy 2196.

* Note: The certification requirements need to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education standards and are subject to change. All students are strongly recommended to check with the TUteach Advisor in the College of Science and Technology, to affirm the requirements that pertain to their specific major.  In addition, students should check the Undergraduate Bulletin web site for the most current information about these programs (Academic Programs section), or the TUteach web site at: https://tuteach.cst.temple.edu/.

It is also recommended that all students meet with an advisor before enrolling in classes specific to these majors and leading to certification as a teacher.  This is to assure that a candidate's intended program of study will be compatible with the new requirements.

Suggested Semester By Semester Plan

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033

1951
1953
General Chemistry I and
General Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry I and
Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
 
College of Science & Technology 1189 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034

1952
1954
General Chemistry II and
General Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry II and
Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
Physics

Physics
2021

1061
General Physics I (F)
     or
Elementary Classical Physics I
4

4
 
College of Science & Technology 1289 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design with Strategies
for English Learners
1  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2201
2203

2211
2213

2921
2923
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry I for Majors and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry I and
Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1






Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
2022

1062
General Physics II (S)
     or
Elementary Classical Physics II
4

4


Education 2179 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2202
2204

2212
2214

2922
2924
Organic Chemistry II and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry II for Majors and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry II and
Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1






Secondary Education 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     10  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3103 Techniques of Chemical Measurement I (F) 3  
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques (F) 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
Philosophy 2196 Perspectives on Science & Mathematics (F) 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3091 Research Methods (S) 3  
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
2189 Classroom Interactions 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     8  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Chemistry 3001 Inorganic Chemistry (F) 3  
Chemistry

Chemistry
4196

3397/3998
Techniques of Chemical Measurement II
     or
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I & II
5

2+2
WI

WI
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     6-7  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Education 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 6  
Education 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     1  
Subtotal     8  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Chemistry with Teaching 83-84  
General Education / Elective Credits 41-40  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 124  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

Students who complete TUteach majors typically receive a waiver for 1 Human Behavior (GB), 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.

Calculation of Major GPA

The list of courses that are used to calculate major GPA is determined by the department. Students should consult with their academic advising unit for the applicable courses. In general, courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or a required course are not counted for the major GPA. This would include Chemistry 1027, for example.

 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with a Distinction in Chemistry with Teaching, students must meet the following requirements:

1. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in Chemistry with Teaching.

2. Achieve a 3.33 GPA or better in all the Chemistry courses in their major.

3. Achieve a 3.91 GPA in the following courses: Math/Science Education (Secondary) 2189: Classroom Interactions; Math/Science Education (Secondary) 4189: Project-Based Instruction; Education 4802: TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar; and Education 4388: TUteach Apprentice Teaching.

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