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TUteach - Physics

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. Rongjia Tao, Chair

Dr. Zbigniew Dziembowski, Content Advisor
Barton Hall, Room A225
215-204-7639
zbig.dziembowski@temple.edu

Physics with Teaching

 

The B.S. with Teaching program in Physics is part of Temple's innovative teacher-training program, “TUteach.” The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Physics and prepares students for a career in secondary school teaching. Students who complete the B.S. with Teaching 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: Earth & Environmental Science 4096, Earth & Environmental Science 4197, Earth & Environmental Science 4997, Physics 2796*, or Physics 4796.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.
    • New freshman 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 (78-81 s.h.)

  • Three (3) Mathematics courses are required (12 s.h.): Mathematics 1041, 1042 and 2043.
  • Ten (10) Physics courses are required ( s.h.): Physics 1061 or 2021, 1062 or 2022, 2101, 2502, 2701 or 2796*, 3301, 4796 and three (3) Physics electives.  The three physics electives must be selected from the following list: Physics 0846, 2501, 3101, 3302, 3701, 4101, 4301, 4302, 4701 or 4702.
  • Two (2) sequenced science courses outside the Department of Physics are required (8 s.h.): Biology 1011 and 1012, Biology 1111 and 2112, Chemistry 1031/1033 and 1032/1034 or Earth & Environmental Science 2001 and an EES 2000+ Elective.
  • 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
SCI TEC 1189 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1  
Mathematics

Mathematics
1041

1941
Calculus I
     or
Honors Calculus I
4

4
QB

QB
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4 SA
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 1 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
SCI TEC 1289 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design 1  
Mathematics

Mathematics
1042

1942
Calculus II
     or
Honors Calculus II
4

4
 
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4 SB
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 2179 Knowing & Learning in Mathematics & Science 3  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     9  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 2 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
2189 Classroom Interactions 3  
Physics 2101 Classical Mechanics (S) 3  
Physics 2502 Mathematical Physics (S) 4  
Physics 2701 or 2796* Introduction to Modern Physics (S) 4 WI*
Subtotal     14  
 
Year 3 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Philosophy 2196 Perspectives on Science & Mathematics (F) 3 WI
Physics 3301 Electricity & Magnetism (F) 4  
Physics   Physics Elective^^ 3  
Science   Sequenced Science Part 1^ 4  
Subtotal     14  
 
Year 3 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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 4796 Experimental Physics (S) 3 WI
Science   Sequenced Science Part 2^ 4  
General Education / Elective Credits     3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math Education (Secondary)
    or
Science Education (Secondary)
4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3  
Physics   Physics Elective^^ 3  
Physics   Physics Elective^^ 3  
General Education / Elective Credits     7  
Subtotal     16  
 
Year 4 – Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
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     9  
Subtotal     16  
         
Credits in Coursework for B.S. in Physics with Teaching 82  
General Education / Elective Credits 42  
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.

 

^Sequenced Science Options

Students are required to take a two-semester sequence of laboratory science electives not within physics.  The science courses can be chosen from Biology, Chemistry or Earth & Environmental Science from the following list:

Science Electives      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Biology

Biology
1011

1012
General Biology I
     and
General Biology II
4

4
SA

SB
         OR    
Biology

Biology
1111

2112
Introduction to Biology
     and
Introduction to Biology
4

4


          OR    
Chemistry

Chemistry
1031 & 1033

1032 & 1034
General Chemistry I and Lab
     and
General Chemistry II and Lab
4

4
SA

SB
          OR    
Earth & Environmental Science

Earth & Environmental Science
2001

2000+ Elective
Physical Geology
     and
2000+ Earth & Environmental Science Elective
4

4


 

^^Physics Electives

Students are required to take three advanced physics electives selected from the following list:

Physics Electives      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 0846 Universe As We Know It 3 GS
Physics 2501 Computing for Scientists (F) 3  
Physics 3101 Analytical Mechanics (F) 3  
Physics 3302 Classical Electromagnetism (S) 3  
Physics 3701 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (S) 3  
Physics 4101 Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory (F) 3  
Physics 4301 Electronics (F) 3  
Physics 4302 Optics (F) 3  
Physics 4701 Introduction to Solid State Physics (S) 3  
Physics 4702 Introduction to Atomic, Nuclear, & Particle Physics (S) 3  

 

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