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TUteach - Mathematics & Computer 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. Edward Letzter, Chair

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Content Advisor
Department of Mathematics

Wachman Hall, Room 632

215-204-7847
bdats@temple.edu

Dr. Jie Wu, Chair

Dr. Anthony Hughes, Content Advisor

Department of Computer & Information Science
Wachman Hall, Room 1039
215-204-7910

hughes@temple.edu

Mathematics & Computer Science with Teaching

 

The B.S. with Teaching in Mathematics and Computer Science is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" teacher-training program.  The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Mathematics and Computer 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:  Mathematics 3096, Mathematics 4096, 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 (94 s.h.)*

  • Five (5) Computer & Information Science courses are required (20 s.h.): Computer & Information Science 1068, 1166, 2107, 2166, and 2168.
  • Eleven (11) Mathematics courses are required (36 s.h.): Mathematics 1041 or 1941, 1042 or 1942, 2021, 2043, 2101, 3003, 3061, 3096, 3137, 3138 and 4096.
  • 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 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) Philosophy course is required (3 s.h.): Philosophy 2196.
  • One (1) Special Education course is required (3 s.h.): Special Education 2231.
  • One (1) Research Methods course is required (3 s.h.): Biology 3091, Chemistry 3091, Earth & Environmental Science 3091 or Physics 3091.

* 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
Computer & Information Science 1068 Program Design & Abstraction 4  
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4

Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
College of Science & Technology 1189 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Computer & Information Science 1166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing I 4  
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4  
College of Science & Technology 1289 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design with Strategies for English Learners 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Computer & Information Science 2168 Data Structures 4  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Mathematics 2101 Linear Algebra 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
Computer & Information Science 2107 Computer Systems & Low-Level Programming 4  
Mathematics 2021 Functions & Modeling 3  
Mathematics 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I (F) 3  
Secondary Education 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 3 WI
Philosophy 2196 Perspectives on Science & Mathematics (F) 3 WI
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Computer & Information Science 2166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing II 4  
Mathematics 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra (S) 3 WI
Mathematics 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 3  
Math Education (Secondary)
      or
Science Education (Secondary)
2189 Classroom Interactions 3  
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or
Earth & Environmental Science
3091 Research Methods (S) 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics 3061 Modern Geometry I (F) 3  
Math Education (Secondary)
      or
Science Education (Secondary)
4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     10  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics 4096 Senior Problem Solving (S) 3 WI
Education 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 6  
Education 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1  
Subtotal     10  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science with Teaching 94  
General Education / Elective Credits 30  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 124  

(F) - Fall course only.

(S) - Spring course only.

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 Mathematics 1022, for example.

 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with a Distinction in Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching, a student should meet the following requirements:

1. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching.
2. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better in the Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching content courses required for the major.
3. Achieve an overall GPA, including all college-level courses, of at least 3.25.
4. Complete Mathematics 3141, Mathematics 3142 and Mathematics 4051 instead of Mathematics 3137 and Mathematics 3138, as well as Mathematics 3098 instead of Mathematics 3096.
5. A student must achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher in Mathematics 3141, Mathematics 3142, Mathematics 3098, Mathematics 4051 and any additional courses from the following list: Mathematics 3043, Mathematics 3044, Mathematics 3101, and any 4000-level course other than individual study.
6. 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; Education 4388: TUteach Apprentice Teaching.

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