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TUteach - General 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. Susan Varnum, Content Advisor
Barton Hall, Room A312
215-204-6390
susan.varnum@temple.edu

www.temple.edu/chemistry

General Science with Teaching

 

The B.S. with Teaching in General Science is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" teacher-training program.  The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in General 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: Biology 2296, Biology 3096, Biology 3396, Chemistry 4196, the combination of Chemistry 3397 and Chemistry 3398, Earth & Environmental Science 4096, English 2696, Philosophy 2196, Philosophy 2596, Physics 2796, Physics 4796 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 (80-88 s.h.)*

  • Two (2) Biology courses are required (8 s.h.): Biology 1011 and 1012.
  • Two (2) Chemistry courses with labs are required (8 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033 and 1032/1034.
  • One (1) Technical Writing course is required (3 s.h.): English 2696.
  • One (1) Earth & Environmental Science course is required (4 s.h.): Earth & Environmental Science 1001 or 2001.
  • One or Two (1-2) Mathematics course(s) are required (4-8 s.h.): Mathematics 1031 or the combination of Mathematics 1041 and 1042.
  • Three (3) Physics courses are required (11 s.h.): Physics 1004, 1021 and 1022.
  • Four (4) Upper-Level (2000+) elective science courses are required (12-16 s.h.): The four electives must be selected from the same department. The departments you can choose electives from are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science or Physics.
  • Two (2) College of Science & Technology courses are required (2 s.h.): College of Science & Technology 1189 and 1289.
  • Three (3) Education course is 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.
  • One (1) Research Methods course is required (3 s.h.): Biology 3091, Chemistry 3091, Earth & Environmental Science 3091 or Physics 3091.  The course must be selected from the same department as the four science electives.

* 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.

Note: In addition to the overall major residency requirements, half of the concentration area must be completed at Temple.

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
1031

1041 or 1941
Differential & Integral Calculus
     or
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
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 1042~ or 1942~ Calculus II or Honors Calculus II 4~  
College of Science & Technology 1289 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design with Strategies for English Learners 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     6-10  
Subtotal     15  
~Not required if Math 1031 is completed.
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Biology 1011 General Biology I (F) 4  
Earth & Environmental Science

Earth & Environmental Science
1001

2001
Introductory Geology
     or
Physical Geology
4

4
 
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
Education 2179 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Biology 1012 General Biology II (S) 4  
Science 2000+ Elective^ 3-4  
English
2696 Technical Writing
3 WI
Secondary Education 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     4-3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I (F) 4  
Science 2000+ Elective^ 3-4  
Philosophy 2196 Perspectives on Science & Mathematics (F) 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     6-5  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics 1022 Introduction to General Physics II (S) 4  
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or
Earth & Environmental Science
3091 Research Methods (S) 3  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
2189 Classroom Interactions 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     6  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics 1004 Introduction to Astronomy 3  
Science 2000+ Elective^ 3-4  
Science 2000+ Elective^ 3-4  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     5-3  
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 General Science with Teaching 80-88  
General Education / Elective Credits 44-36  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 124  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

^The four science electives chosen to satisfy the science concentration must all be 2000 or above and taken in the same department. The research methods course must also be selected from the same department as the four electives. See major requirements above for details.

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 General Science with Teaching, students must:

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

2. Achieve a 3.33 GPA or better in all the content area courses in 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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