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SECONDARY EDUCATION

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Secondary Education programs prepare the student to teach in the following certification areas: 

In order to maintain standing in Secondary Education, students must achieve and maintain a 2.5 average in their teaching field in addition to maintaining an overall 2.5 cumulative average. A teaching field average below 2.0 will result in probationary status. Students in a secondary program with less than a 2.5 in their teaching field are urged to consider a change in teaching field or a transfer to another program or department. Students with less than a 2.5 average either in the major field or overall may not register for student teaching and will not be recommended for certification by the College of Education.

Secondary English

General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements
All of the requirements listed above apply to this program.

Program Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION 
 
English Education
0341 Teaching Language and Communication in the Secondary School 3 s.h.
0342 Teaching Oral and Written Communication in the Secondary School 3 s.h.
Secondary Education
0371 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3 s.h.
0275 Student Teaching 9 s.h.
Total 18s.h.

 

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION
 
English
W103 Writing the Research Essay 3 s.h.
0111 Introduction to Linguistics, or Communication Science 0108, or Anthropology 0127 3 s.h.
0212 Linguistics and Grammar 3 s.h.
0114 Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 1660 3 s.h.
0115 Survey of English Literature: 1660-1900 3 s.h.
W116 Survey of American Literature 3 s.h.
W133 Shakespeare 3 s.h.
0233 Shakespeare to 1600; or 0234 Shakespeare Post 1600 3 s.h.
R125 African American Literature I; or R126 African American Literature II 3 s.h.
0225 Modern American Fiction (or another 0200 level English course in Modern American Literature) 3 s.h.
One survey course in World Literature 3 s.h.
The Arts  
English 0170 The Art of Film; or FMA 0010 Media Arts I; or X155 Film and Visual Analysis; or Theater C110 The Collaborative Art  3-4 s.h.
Electives (2) English X084/C084 Introduction to Literature (strongly recommended) and English W300-W399 6 s.h.
Total 42-43 s.h.

Secondary Foreign Language Education

Foreign Language certification is offered in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements
In addition to the Literature requirements listed above (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students), all students must take one of the following:

English 

  • 0101 Developing Prose Style; or
    0103 Research and Critical Thinking 3 s.h. 
Program Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION
 
Foreign Language Education
0135 Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Teaching I 3 s.h.
0136 Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Teaching II 3 s.h.
Secondary Education
0275 Student Teaching 9 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION

For certification in one foreign language:
Ten courses above the first two elementary courses must be taken (that is, beyond courses which generally have the number 0051 and 0052).

All courses must be taught in the target language. (Native speakers who received most of their pre-university education in their native land may be eligible to certify by taking eight appropriate foreign language courses in their native language.)

These 10 courses must include:
Composition and Conversation: 

At least two and preferably three courses are required except for Italian in which only one course is available.

 
Culture and Civilization: 
One course is required. 
Linguistics: 
One course is required. If no course is available in the target language, one will have to be taken in another department, but it will not count as a foreign language course if taken in the English or Speech departments. 
Literature: 
At least one course is required, preferably contemporary. Students should check with an adviser to select the specific courses that meet the above requirements. Additional courses should also be selected in consultation with an adviser. It is strongly recommended that, in Spanish, courses be taken in Peninsular and Latin American Spanish. Similarly, in French, coursework should include both continental and overseas French. 
For Certification in Two Foreign Languages
Ten courses in the first foreign language must be taken. If the language is begun at the college level, the first two elementary courses do not count toward the 10 courses. At Temple, these courses are generally numbered 0051 and 0052. 

For the second foreign language, eight courses must be taken. The first two beginning courses do count toward certification in the second foreign language.

Native speakers who were educated to speak, read, and write their native language need only eight courses in the formal study of their native language as a subject at the university level. Courses should be at an appropriate level for their background. There is no credit-by-examination given at Temple in a foreign language. A linguistics course is required for native speakers. 

The same courses required for the first foreign language apply also to the second foreign language, i.e., a course in composition and conversation, culture and civilization, and literature, preferably 20th century. A second linguistics course need not be taken. 

It is strongly recommended that certification in two languages be pursued in order to enhance career opportunities. Courses may be taken during summer school to avoid heavy course loads during the academic year. 

  • ELECTIVES (when certifying in one foreign language) 0-16 
  • Total Semester Hours for Certification in One Foreign Language* 128 
  • Total Semester Hours for Certification in Two Foreign Languages 136-140 
In the State of Pennsylvania, certification in a foreign language is a K-12 certificate. Since there is presently no certification in Pennsylvania in English as a Second Language (ESL or ESOL), foreign language teachers in this state are presently perm itted to teach ESL as well under conditions specified by each school district. 

Students must achieve passing scores on designated proficiency tests in each of the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in each language of certification to be permitted to take the methods courses in teaching a foreign language, to student teach, and to receive certification. The testing begins when the student completes six courses in the foreign language.

Foreign Study and/or Travel
Study and travel experiences in relevant foreign language speaking areas are highly recommended. Temple provides such experiences at Temple's Rome Campus, the Temple-Sorbonne program, the Temple University of Puerto Rico exchange program, or Temple¹s exchange programs with the Universities of Hamburg and Tuebingen in Germany. The Latin American Studies Semester program is an immersion experience available at Temple's Main Campus to all Spanish majors during spring semesters.

Secondary Mathematics Education

General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements
Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed above (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students) apply to students in this program: 

  1. The Mathematics requirement cannot be met by C055 (College Mathematics). The Mathematics requirements are listed in the program description below. 
  2. Philosophy C066 is required for all students. 
*The number of semester hours needed to fulfill specific requirements may vary slightly for transfer students. 
Program Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION
 
Mathematics Education 18 s.h. 
0146 Methods and Materials in School Mathematics (taken in conjunction with student teaching) 3 s.h.
0366 Teaching of Problem Solving 3 s.h.
0381 History of School Mathematics 3 s.h.
Secondary Education 0275 Student Teaching 9 s.h.

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION 
 
Mathematics 30 s.h. 
C085 Calculus and Introduction to Modern Analysis I, or C075 Elementary Calculus with Applications I 4 s.h. 
0086 Calculus and Introduction to Modern Analysis II, or 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications II 4 s.h.
0127 Calculus and Introduction to Modern Analysis III, or 0117 Elementary Calculus with Applications III 4 s.h.
W141 Basic Mathematical concept 3 s.h.
0147 Linear Algebra 3 s.h.
0203 Theory of Numbers 3 s.h.
0233 Introduction to Probability Theory 3 s.h.
0234 Mathematical Statistics 3 s.h. 
0271 Modern Geometry 3 s.h.
Philosophy  
C066 Introduction to Logic (this course will also fulfill a General Studies requirement) 3 s.h. 
Electives 3-7 s.h.
Total Semester Hours 129-133 s.h.

Secondary Science Certification

  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Earth and Space Science 
  • General Science 
  • Physics 
General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements
Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed above apply to students in this program. 
  1. The Mathematics requirement cannot be met by C055 (College Mathematics). The Mathematics requirements are listed in the program description below. 
  2. The requirements in Science and Technology are different for the various science areas. These requirements are listed below. 
  3. A course in philosophy or religion is required to meet the general studies requirements for certification. This course, if appropriate, may also fulfill the Language and International Studies requirement of the University Core. 
Program Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION (for all Science certification areas) 
 
0371 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3
Science Education 0355 The Teaching of Science 3
Secondary Education 0275 Student Teaching 9
 Total 15

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Biology) 
 
Mathematics  
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II, 
or Statistics (in place of Math C076) 
8
0021 Statistical Methods and Concepts 3
Biology  
0103 and 0104 Introduction to Biology 8
0203 Genetics 3
0204 Cell Structure and Function 4
0317 Microbiology 3
Plus two courses to be determined by adviser  
Chemistry  
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II  2
0121 and 0122 Organic Chemistry I & II 6
0121 and 0122 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
Geology  
C081 Environmental Resources, 
or Environment C010 Introduction to the Environment
3
Physics  
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II 8
Science  
0362 Ecology and Field Biology for Teachers 3
Total Semester Hours for Biology Certification 136

  ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Chemistry) 
 
Mathematics  
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II 8
Biology  
0083 and 0084 Introduction to Biology; or 0103 and 0104 8
Chemistry  
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
0121 and 0122 Organic Chemistry I & II 6
0123 and 0124 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
0213 Chemical Measurements 4
Chemistry  
0231 Physical Chemistry I 3
0232 Physical Chemistry II 3
0371 Biochemistry, or
Biology 0375 Biochemistry 
3
Geology  
C010 Introduction to the Environment; or C081 Environmental Technology  3/4
Plus any two courses from among Geology C077, 0201, 0202, 0211, 0212 6
Physics  
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II  8
Total Semester Hours for Chemistry Certification 139

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Earth and Space Science) 
 
Mathematics  
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II  8
Biology  
C083 and C084 General Biology I & II; or 0103 and 0104  8
Chemistry  
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II  2
Geology  
C050 Introduction to Geology 4
C062 Oceanography  4
C081 Environmental Resources, or
Environment C010 Introduction to Environment
 
Plus any two courses from among Geology C077, 0201, 0202, 0211, 0212  
One additional course with adviser's approval  
Physics  
C056 Introduction to Astronomy  4
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II 8
Science  
0365 Meteorology for Teachers  3
Total Semester Hours for Earth and Space Science Certification 134

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for General Science) 
 
Mathematics  
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II 8
Biology  
C083 and C084 General Biology I  & II  8
Chemistry  
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
Geology  
C050 Introduction to Geology 4
C062 Oceanography 4
Physics  
C056 Introduction to Astronomy  4
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II 8
Science  
0362 Ecology and Field Biology for Teachers 3
0365 Meteorology for Teachers  3
Concentration in one area (24 s.h.)
Total Semester Hours for General Science Certification:
137

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Physics) 
 
Mathematics  
C085, 0086, and 0127 Calculus and Introduction to Modern Analysis I, II, & III  12
Biology  
C083 and C084 General Biology 12
Chemistry  
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 8
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Lab I & II 2
Physics  
C087 and C088 Elementary Classical Physics I & II or
0121 and 0122 General Physics I & II 
8
0171 Optics  3
0187 Electricity and Magnetism  4
0188 Introduction to Modern Physics  4
0231 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory  3
0161 Computing for Scientists 3
Plus any course to be determined by adviser.  

Secondary Social Studies Education

General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements
All of the requirements listed above (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students) apply to this program. Several additional History courses are required, as described below.

Program Requirements

Language or International Studies
At least two courses from those which meet the Core requirements in this area. One of these must cover non-Western or Third World culture. Students may meet part of this requirement by taking Economics C055. 6 s.h.

American Culture
At least one course from those which meet this Core requirement. This requirement may be met through the required history course, or through Geography and Urban Studies C080 (Geography of the United States and Canada), or through Educational Leadership an d Policy Studies C060 (Education, Schooling, and the Individual in U.S. Society). 3 s.h.

SECONDARY EDUCATION
 
Social Studies Education 15 s.h.
0365 Methods and Materials in Social Studies 3 s.h.
Secondary Education W371 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3 s.h.
0275 Student Teaching 9 s.h.

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION
A minimum concentration of 20 s.h. in history is required in the following courses: 
 
C060 Contemporary World in Historical Perspective 3 s.h.
C067 and C068 History of the United States to 1877 and from 1877 to present 6; and C066 Modern Europe 9 s.h.
W397 Contemporary Theory and Practice of History 3 s.h.

In addition, coursework is required in anthropology, economics, comparative economic systems, geography, government, political science, comparative political systems, sociology, social psychology, post World War II social science or history, and multi-ethnic studies. The following courses or their equivalents are required to satisfy these requirements:
 
Economics
CO50 or C053 Economic Principles, or C054 Economics for Teachers, or C051 and C052, or C055 Global Economics, and Anthropology 0151 or Economics 0225, 0250, or 0251 or Geography and Urban Studies 0130 6 s.h.
Geography and Urban Studies
C060 World Urban Patterns; or C080 Geography of the United States and Canada 3 s.h.
Psychology or Sociology of Groups 
Psychoeducational Processes 0312 Introduction to Group Dynamics; or Psychology 0141 Social Psychology; or Sociology 0212 Introduction to Small Groups 3 s.h.
Political Science
C052 Foreign Governments and Politics; or C053 International Relations Psychology 3 s.h.
One of the following post World War II courses 3 s.h.
History
0213 20th Century United States History II
0215 America in Transition: 1960-1987
0248 United States and World Crisis
0249 United States Foreign Policy and the Cold War
or Political Science
0251 Current U.S. Foreign Relations
0252 Administration of U.S. Foreign Policy
Electives (1 in major)                                                                      13 s.h.
Political Science
C051 American Political System (recommended), or Social Science/History elective                                                                                             3 s.h.
Total Semester Hours       128 s.h.

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