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TUteach - Biology

Dr. David Dalton, Program Director

College of Science and Technology

Beury Hall, Room 342

215-204-7138  

Dr. Thomas J. Walker, Program Director

College of Education

Ritter Hall, Room 338

215-204-8374

Dr. Herbert Green, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor

College of Science and Technology

Barton Hall, Room A306

Dr. Shohreh Amini, Chair

www.temple.edu/biology/

Dr. Joel Sheffield, Content Advisor                              
Biology-Life Sciences Building, Room 311                 
215-204-8839                                                       
joel.sheffield@temple.edu                                      

Evelyn Vleck, Content Advisor

Biology-Life Science Building, Room 248P

215-204-6528

evelyn.vleck@temple.edu

 

Biology with Teaching

 

The B.S. with Teaching program in Biology is part of Temple's innovative teacher-training program, “TUteach.” The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Biology, and prepares students for a career in secondary school teaching. Students who complete the B.S. with Teaching will meet Pennsylvania teacher certification requirements via theoretical and practical courses in education specifically designed for science and mathematics majors. The education courses in the B.S. with Teaching degree program include practice teaching in school district classrooms and emphasize inquiry-based approaches to learning.

Bachelor of Science

 

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1. University Requirements (124 total s.h.)

  • Math 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 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 3196 or Biology 3396.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshmen students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the General Education Curriculum (25-26 s.h.). See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
    • New transfer students starting in the 2009-2010 catalog year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (34-35 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial (TILT). See the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the course requirements.

 

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 (88-91 s.h.)

  • Eight (8) Biology courses are required (29-32 s.h.): Biology 1111, 2112, 2203 or 2296*, 2227, 3096 and three (3) upper level Biology electives at the 2000 level or above (see course descriptions for exceptions).
  • Four (4) Chemistry courses with labs are required (16 s.h.): Chemistry 1031/1033, 1032/1034, 2201/2203 and 2202/2204.
  • Two (2) Mathematics courses are required (8 s.h.): Mathematics 1041 and 1042.
  • Two (2) Physics courses are required (8 s.h.): Physics 2021 and 2022.
  • Two (2) College of Science & Technology courses are required (2 s.h.): SCI TEC 1189 and 1289.
  • One (1) Education course is required (3 s.h.): Education 2179.
  • Six (6) Mathematics or Science Education (Secondary) courses are required (19 s.h.): Math/Science Education 2189, 4189, XXXX**, XXXX**, XXXX** and XXXX**.
  • One (1) Philosophy course is required (3 s.h.): Philosophy 2196.

 

*Pending writing-intensive program approval.

**Pending final course approval. Contact your academic advisor for more information when applicable.

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plan

Year 1 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033

1041
1043

1951
1953
General Chemistry I and
General Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
General Chemical Science I and
General Chemical Science I Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry I and
Honors General Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
SA
SA

SA
SA

SA
SA
SCI TEC 1189 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1  
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
QB

QB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology

Biology
1111

1911
Introduction to Biology
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology
4

4


SA
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034

1042
1044

1952
1954
General Chemistry II and
General Chemistry II Laboratory
     or
General Chemical Science II and
General Chemical Science II Laboratory
     or
Honors General Chemistry II and
Honors General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1
SB
SB

SB
SB

SB
SB
SCI TEC 1289 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design 1  
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology

Biology
2112

2912
Introduction to Biology
     or
Honors Introduction to Biology
4

4


SB
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2201
2203

2211
2213

2921
2923
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
     or
Organic Chemistry I for Majors and
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory for Majors
     or
Honors Organic Chemistry I and
Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1






SA
SA
Education 2179 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     14  
 
Year 2 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology 2203 or 2296* Genetics (S) 4 WI*
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2202
2204

2212
2214

2922
2924
Organic Chemistry II and
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
          or
Organic Chemistry for Majors II and
Organic Majors Laboratory II
          or
Honors Organic Chemistry II and
Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1

3
1

3
1






SB
SB
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
2189 Classroom Interactions 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     14  
 
Year 3 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology 3096 Cell Structure & Function (F) 4 WI
Philosophy 2196 Perspectives on Science & Mathematics (F) 3 WI
Physics 2021 General Physics I (F) 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     6  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 3 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology 2227 Principles of Ecology (S) 4  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
XXXX** Language & Literacy in Mathematics & Science 3  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
XXXX** Research Methods (S) 3  
Physics 2022 General Physics II (S) 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Year 4 - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology Elective^ Upper Division Biology Elective 3-4  
Biology Elective^ Upper Division Biology Elective 3-4  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     4-6  
Subtotal     15  
 
Year 4 - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology Elective^ Upper Division Biology Elective 3-4  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
XXXX** Apprentice Teaching 6  
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
XXXX** Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1  
General Education / Elective Credits     4-5  
Subtotal     15  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Biology with Teaching 88-91  
General Education / Elective Credits 33-36  
Total Credits for B.S. Degree 124  

(F) - Fall only course.

(S) - Spring only course.

*Pending writing-intensive program approval.

**Pending final course approval.  Contact your academic advisor for more information when applicable.

^If the student has taken the necessary prerequisite courses, some of the Biology elective courses may be taken before the Fall semester of Year 4.  While not required, Biology 3101 (Evolution) is highly recommended as one of three Biology electives.

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