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TUteach - Earth & Space Science

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. David Grandstaff, Chair

Dr. Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Content Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 221
215-204-8226
altd@temple.edu

Earth & Space Science with Teaching

 

The B.S. with Teaching in Earth & Space Science is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" teacher-training program.  The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Earth & Space Science, 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: Earth & Environmental Science 2096, Earth & Environmental Science 3096, Philosophy 2196 and 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 (84-85 s.h.)*

  • One (1) Chemistry course with a lab is required (4 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033.
  • Nine (9) Earth & Environmental Science courses are required (35 s.h.): Earth & Environmental Science 2001, 2011, 2096, 3091 and 5 Earth & Environmental Science electives numbered 2002 or above.
  • One (1) Mathematics course is required (4 s.h.): Mathematics 1041.
  • Two (2) Physics courses are required (7 s.h.): Physics 1004 and 1061.
  • Two (2) Science foundation courses are required (7-8 s.h.): Select the science foundation courses from the following list: Biology 1111, Biology 2112, Chemistry 1032/1034, Chemistry 2201/2203, Mathematics 1042, Mathematics 2031 or Physics 1062.
  • Two (2) College of Science & Technology courses are required (2 s.h.): College of Science & Technology 1189 and 1289.
  • Three (3) Education courses 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 (Secondary) 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
Earth & Environmental Science 2001 Physical Geology 4  
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     7  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring 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
 
College of Science & Technology 1289 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design with Strategies
for English Learners
1  
General Education / Elective Credits     9  
Subtotal     14  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2011 Mineralogy I (F) 4  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Education 2179 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2096 Climate Change: Oceans To Atmosphere (S) 4 WI
Physics 1004 Introduction to Astronomy 3  
Science   Science Foundation Elective^ 3-4  
Secondary Education 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     3-2  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Earth & Environmental Science Elective* 4  
Science   Science Foundation Elective^ 4  
Philosophy 2196 Perspectives on Science & Mathematics (F) 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     6  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Earth & Environmental Science Elective* 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Earth & Environmental Science Elective* 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 3091 Research Methods (S) 3  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
2189 Classroom Interactions 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Earth & Environmental Science Elective* 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Earth & Environmental Science Elective* 4  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     6  
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     3  
Subtotal     10  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Earth & Space Science with Teaching 84-85  
General Education / Elective Credits 40-39  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 124  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

*Earth & Environmental Science electives must be numbered 2002 or above.

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.

 

^Science Foundation Electives

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Biology 1111

1911
Introduction to Biology I
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology I
4

4
 
Biology 2112

2912
Introduction to Biology II
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology II
4

4
 
Chemistry 1032/1034

1952/1954
General Chemistry II & Lab
    or
Honors General Chemistry II & Lab
4

4
 
Chemistry 2201/2203 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Mathematics 2031 Probability & Statistics 3  
Physics 1062

2022
Elementary Classical Physics II
     or
General Physics II (S)
4

4
 

 

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 Earth & Space Science with Teaching, students must:

1. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the major.

2. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better in the content area courses required for the 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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