Academic Programs / Science & Technology
TUteach  Mathematics & Computer Science
Dr. Douglas Baird, Program CoDirector
College of Science and Technology
Carnell Hall, Suite 400
2152042888
dbaird@temple.edu
Ms. Linda Jones, Program CoDirector
College of Education
Ritter Annex, Room 433
215 2049165
lcjones@temple.edu
Ms. Kathleen McKinley, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor
College of Science and Technology
Barton Hall, Room A306
2152043628
kathleen.mckinley@temple.edu
Lisa Mathason, TUteach Advisor
College of Science and Technology
1810 Liacouras Walk, Suite 203
2152042890
lisa.mathason@temple.edu
Dr. Edward Letzter, Chair
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Content Advisor
Department of Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 632
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
Dr. Jie Wu, Chair
Dr. Anthony Hughes, Content Advisor
Department of Computer & Information Science
Wachman Hall, Room 1039
2152047910
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" teachertraining 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 inquirybased 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 staterequired 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 ProjectBased 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 writingintensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive 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 2526 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: InquiryBased 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 & LowLevel 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, 712 
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 
ProjectBased 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 collegelevel 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 4000level 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: ProjectBased Instruction; Education 4802: TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar; Education 4388: TUteach Apprentice Teaching.
