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Secondary Education*

Please contact the department for further information.
(215) 204-6387


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

- English
- Foreign Languages
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Mathematics
- Science
            - Chemistry
            - Earth and Space Science
            - Physics
- Social Studies

            - Economics

            - Geography and Urban Studies

            - History

            - Political Science

In order to maintain good standing in Secondary Education, students must achieve and maintain a 3.0 average in their teaching field in addition to maintaining an overall 3.0 cumulative average. Students in a secondary program with less than a 3.0 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 3.0 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.

The courses listed for a major under each academic specialization section are meant to serve as a guide.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult the departments in which they are seeking second majors to verify that the specific requirements are being met in accordance with department regulations.  Simultaneously, students are encouraged to speak with their College of Education advisor to ensure that all requirements for Pennsylvania teacher certification are being met. Suggested four-year academic plans for the degree programs appear below.

* Currently, the Secondary Education programs are under review and awaiting approval.  All students enrolling in these programs for the first time in 2009-2010 will be notified as soon as the new program is approved with any revised requirements that may affect their program of study.  It is strongly recommended that you meet with an advisor before enrolling in classes specific to this major and leading to certification in Secondary Education, regardless of content area.  This is to assure that your intended program of study will be compatible with the proposed requirements and Pennsylvania Department of Education regulations.

(Please note that the Biology and General Science programs are not available in academic year 2009-2010.)

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist Certificate

Dr. Jill Swavely-Gardner, Program Coordinator
Ritter Hall 461
215-204-6120
jmswav@temple.edu

The ESL program specialist certificate is available as an “add-on” or endorsement to an Instructional teaching certificate.

Candidates for the certificate are required to demonstrate competence of the fundamental concepts and practices of English as a second language, which are provided at the pre-school, elementary, or secondary levels.


The course requirements can be taken as part of an undergraduate or master’s degree.  Both the undergraduate and graduate options consist of a four-course sequence.

The ESL specialist curriculum includes training in the following components:

● English Usage and Developing Linguistic Awareness
● English as a Second Language Instructional Materials/Development
● English Language Learners (ELLs) Language & Support Services Knowledge
● Developing Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity


Note: The specialist certificate is an add-on to an Instructional certificate.  Candidates are expected to have completed general studies, professional courses, and core courses in any professional educator program, which culminates with an Instructional certificate.

ESL Specialist Certification Requirements/Experiences

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
TESOL 8611 Applied Language Study I: Assessment of English Learners' Language & Literacy Development 3  
TESOL 8614 Approaches to Teaching Second/Foreign Language 3  
TESOL 8616 Teaching Second/Foreign Language Skills: Curriculum & Assessment in TESOL 3  
TESOL 8621 Contexts for Teaching & Learning Language 3  
Subtotal     12  

 

Secondary Education / English Education

Dr. Michael Smith, Program Advisor
215-204-6137

Ritter Hall 445
mwsmith@temple.edu

 

General Education and Professional Course Sequence Requirements

All of the requirements listed on the College Graduation Requirements page apply to this program.

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / English Education

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English Education,
Secondary Education
4366
Teaching Literature & Reading in the Secondary School
3  
English Education,
Secondary Education
4371 Teaching Oral & Written Communication in the Secondary School 3  
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School  3 WI 
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education  9-11  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment
3  
Subtotal     21-23  

 

Academic Specialization - English

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: English must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: English and for the English major as specified by the English Department.  (For more information on the English department's major requirements, click here.) In order to assure that students gain the content knowledge specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we urge students most strongly to choose English electives that include the following areas: linguistics, Shakespeare, and African American literature. Without coursework in these areas, students risk failing the state-mandated Praxis II examination.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / English Education

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Subtotal     17  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
English 2097 Introduction to English Studies 3 WI
MATH   Math (state requirement) 3  
Select one of the following: 3  
Education
CSC+DIS
ANTHRO
0815
1108
2507
Language & Society
Introduction to Linguistics
Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology
  GB
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
English 2201 Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 1660 3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
English 2202 Survey of English Literature: 1660-1900 3  
English 2xxx Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
English Education,
Secondary Education
4366
Teaching Literature & Reading in the Secondary School
(Fall only)
3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
English 2301 Survey of American Literature I 3  
English 2xxx Elective 3  
English 2xxx Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education TBD Adolescent Development* 3  
English Education,
Secondary Education
4371 Teaching Oral & Written Communication in the Secondary School (Spring only) 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
English 3xxx Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
English 3xxx Elective 3  
English 3xxx Elective 3  
English 4x96, 4x97 or 4x98 Senior Seminar 3 WI
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in the Classroom+ 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation 3  
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/English Education: 124-125  

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

* These courses are pending approval.

 

Secondary Education / World Languages Education

Dr. Elvis Wagner, Program Advisor
215-204-5821
elvis.wagner@temple.edu

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

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / World Languages Education

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
FL ED-S 5429 Curriculum & Methods in Foreign Languages 3  
FL ED-S 5431 Innovations in Foreign Language Education 3  
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School  3 WI 
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 9-11  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Subtotal     21-23  

 

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 1001 and 1002).

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 ten 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 Strategic and Organizational Communication (STOC) departments.
  • Literature: at least one course is required, preferably contemporary. Students should check with an advisor to select the specific courses that meet the above requirements. Additional courses should also be selected in consultation with an advisor. 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.

 

Academic Specialization 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 ten courses. At Temple, these courses are generally numbered 1001 and 1002.


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: 124
Total Semester Hours for Certification in Two Foreign Languages: 136-160

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 permitted 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 Temple's exchange programs with the Universities of Hamburg and Tübingen 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.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / World Languages Education

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
Elective   Free Elective 3-4  
Subtotal     14-15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
MATH   Math (state requirement) 3  
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
Foreign Language   Composition & Conversation+ 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Education TBD Adolescent Development 3  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Foreign Language   Composition & Conversation+** 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
Foreign Language   Culture & Civilization 3  
Foreign Language   Elective #1 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation 3  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
Foreign Language   Contemporary Literature% 3  
Foreign Language   Elective #2 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in the Classroom+ 3  
FL ED-S 5429 Curriculum & Methods in Foreign Languages 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Foreign Language   Literature 3  
Foreign Language   Elective #3 3  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
FL ED-S 5431 Innovations in Foreign Language Education 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Foreign Language   Linguistics# 3  
Foreign Language   Elective 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
Elective   Free Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/World Languages Education: 121-123  

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

* These courses are pending approval.

** Must be a writing-intensive course at the 3000-level.

% Contemporary literature course must be at the 4000-level for all majors.

# Spanish majors must take Spanish linguistics at the 4000-level.

 

Secondary Education / Mathematics Education

Dr. Jacqueline Leonard, Lead Professor
215-204-8042
jacqueline.leonard@temple.edu

General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements

Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed on the College Graduation Requirements page (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students) apply to students in this program:

● The Mathematics requirement cannot be met by 1011 (College Mathematics).
● The Mathematics requirements are listed in the program description below.

*The number of semester hours needed to fulfill specific requirements may vary slightly for transfer students.

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Mathematics Education

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics Education,
Secondary Education
3145 Teaching & Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades 3  
Mathematics Education,
Secondary Education
3146 Methods & Materials in Secondary Mathematics 3  
Mathematics Education,
Secondary Education
4371 History of Mathematics 3  
Secondary Education 3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3 WI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education  9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Subtotal     24  

Academic Specialization for Mathematics

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Mathematics 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
Mathematics 2196 Basic Mathematical Concepts 3 WI 
Mathematics 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
Mathematics 3031 Introduction to Probability Theory 3  
Mathematics 3032 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics  3  
Mathematics 3061 Modern Geometry I 3  
Mathematics 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 WI
Mathematics 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I 3  
Mathematics 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II 3  
Mathematics 4096 Senior Problem Solving Seminar 3 WI
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4  
         
Choose one of the following courses to fulfill the computer programming requirement: 3-4  
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer & Information Sciences
1053
1057
1068
Programming in Matlab
Computer Programming in C
Program Design & Abstraction
   
         
Subtotal     53-54  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / Mathematics Education

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
Education TBD Adolescent Development* 3  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Mathematics 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
Mathematics 2196 Basic Mathematical Concepts 3 WI
Mathematics 3031 Introduction to Probability 3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Computer &
Information Sciences
1053
  or
1057
  or
1068
Programming in Matlab
  or
Computer Programming in C
  or
Program Design & Abstraction
4

3-4

4
 
Mathematics 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I 3  
Mathematics 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
Mathematics 3032 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 3  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms+ 3  
Subtotal     15-16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Mathematics 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II 3  
Mathematics 4096 Senior Problem Solving Seminar 3 WI
M ED-S 3145 Teaching & Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grade 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
M ED-S 4371 History of Mathematics 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
Mathematics 3061 Modern Geometry I 3  
Mathematics 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 WI
M ED-S 3146 Methods & Materials in Secondary Mathematics 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/Mathematics Education: 128-130  

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

* These courses are pending approval.

 

Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

Dr. Christine Woyshner, Program Advisor
215-204-6147
christine.woyshner@temple.edu

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Social Studies Education,
Secondary Education
3xxx* Methods & Materials in Secondary Social Studies #1 3  
Social Studies Education,
Secondary Education
3xxx* Methods & Materials in Secondary Social Studies #2 3  
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3 WI
Education TBD* Teaching English Language Learners 3  
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education  9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Subtotal     24  

*pending approval

History

History courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts' History Department. 

Economics

Economics courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts' Economics Department.

 

Geography & Urban Studies

Geography and Urban Studies courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts' Geography & Urban Studies Department.

Political Science

Political Science courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts' Political Science Department.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
GenEd 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
History 0800-4999 Elective 3  
Subtotal     14  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Mathematics   Math (State Requirement) 3  
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
History 1000-1099 Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Education TBD Adolescent Development* 3  
History 1100-1899 Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
History 2xxx Elective 3  
History 2xxx Elective 3  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation 3  
History 3x96, 3x97, 3x98 Writing-Intensive Course 3 WI
History 3xxx Elective 3  
History 3xxx Elective 3  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms+ 3  
History 4xxx Elective 3  
History 3xxx Elective 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
History 0800-4999 Elective 3  
History 4x96, 4x97, or 4x98 Capstone 3 WI
SS ED-S 3xxx Methods & Materials in Secondary Social Studies #1* 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
SS ED-S 3xxx Methods & Materials in Secondary Social Studies #12* 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Subtotal     16  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/Social Studies Education: 121-122  

*These courses are pending approval.

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

 

Secondary Education / Science Education

Dr. Joseph Schmuckler, Program Advisor
215-204-6194
joseph.schmuckler@temple.edu

General Studies, Professional Course Sequence and Core Requirements

Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed on the College Graduation Requirements page apply to students in this program.

● The Mathematics requirement cannot be met by 1011 (College Mathematics).
● The Mathematics requirements are listed in the program description below.
● The requirements in Science and Technology are different for the various science areas. These requirements are listed below.
● A course in philosophy or religion is required to meet the general studies requirements for certification.


Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Science Education (for all Science certification areas)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3 WI
Science Education,
Secondary Education
3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools I 3  
Science Education,
Secondary Education
3xxx* The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II 3  
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education  9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment 3  
Subtotal     21  

* Pending approval

 

Academic Specialization (for Chemistry)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics
1041
Calculus I 4  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Mathematics
2043
Calculus III 4  
Chemistry
1031 & 1032
General Chemistry I & II 6  
Chemistry
1033 & 1034
General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2  
Chemistry
2201 & 2202
Organic Chemistry I & II 6  
Chemistry
2203 & 2204
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2  
Chemistry 3103 Techniques of Chemical Measurement I 3  
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Chemistry 4196
  or
4396
Techniques of Chemical Measurement II
      or
Physical Chemistry Laboratory
5

4
WI

WI
Chemistry Elective Dependent on Capstone Choice 3-4  
Physics 2021 & 2022 General Physics I & II  8  
Subtotal for Chemistry 53-55  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / Science Education - Chemistry

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Chemistry 1031 & 1033 General Chemistry I & Lab 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Chemistry 1032 & 1034 General Chemistry II & Lab 4  
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Physics 2021 General Physics I 4  
Chemistry 2201 & 2203 Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 2022 General Physics II 4  
Chemistry 2202 & 2204 Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Education TBD Adolescent Development* 3  
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Chemistry 3103 Techniques of Chemical Measurement I 3  
Chemistry 3105 Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques 1  
Chemistry 3301 Physical Chemistry Lecture I 3  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Education TBD Introduction to Special Education* 3  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Chemistry 3302 Physical Chemistry Lecture II 3  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms+ 3  
SC ED-S 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
Chemistry 4001+ Chemistry Elective 3  
Chemistry

Chemistry
4196
  or
4396
Techniques of Chemical Measurement II
  or
Physical Chemistry Laboratory
5

4
WI

WI
SC ED-S 3xxx The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II* 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Subtotal     14-15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/Chemistry: 125-127  

*These courses are pending approval.

+ Courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

 

Academic Specialization (for Earth & Space Science)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics
1041
Calculus I 4  
Chemistry
1031 & 1032
General Chemistry I & II 6  
Chemistry
1033 & 1034
General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2  
Earth & Environmental Science 2001 Physical Geology 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2011 Mineralogy I 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2096 Climate Change: Oceans to Atmosphere or See Advisor 4 WI
Physics 1004 Introduction to Astronomy 4  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Electives   Select 5 Geology/EES electives;
at least one elective must be writing-intensive
19  
Select 1 Science Foundation Elective (SFE) from the following: 3-4  
Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Mathematics
Mathematics
Physics
1111
2112
2201 & 2203
1042
2031
1062
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Biology
Organic Chemistry I and Lab
Calculus II
Probability & Statistics
Elementary Classical Physics II
4
4
4
4
3
4
 
Subtotal for Earth & Space Science 54-55  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / Science Education - Earth & Space Science

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2001 Physical Geology 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Chemistry 1031 & 1033 General Chemistry I & Lab 4  
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2011 Mineralogy I 4  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Earth & Environmental Science 2096 Climate Change: Oceans to Atmosphere 4 WI
Physics 1004 Introduction to Astronomy 4  
Education TBD Adolescent Development* 3  
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Earth & Environmental Science xxxx Elective% 4 WI
Chemistry 1032 & 1034 General Chemistry II & Lab 4  
Education TBD Introduction to Special Education* 3  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms+ 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Earth & Environmental Science xxxx Elective 4  
Earth & Environmental Science xxxx Elective 3  
SC ED-S 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Varies xxxx Science Foundation Elective** (See List Below.) 3-4  
Subtotal     14-15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
Earth & Environmental Science xxxx Elective 4  
Earth & Environmental Science xxxx Elective 4  
SC ED-S 3xxx The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II* 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation+ 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/Earth & Space Science: 126-128  

* These courses are pending approval.

+ Courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

% At least one of the Earth & Environmental Science courses must be writing intensive.

** Science Foundation Electives (SFE): Biology 1111, Biology 2112, Chemistry 1032 & 1034, Chemistry 2201 & 2203, Mathematics 2031, Mathematics 1042, Physics 1062.

Academic Specialization (for Physics)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics

Physics
1061 & 1062
     or
2021 & 2022
Elementary Classical Physics I & II
     or
General Physics I & II
8

8
 
Physics 2101 Classical Mechanics 3  
Physics 2502 Mathematical Physics 4  
Physics 2701 Introduction to Modern Physics 4  
Physics 3301 Electricity & Magnetism 4  
Physics 4796 Experimental Physics 3 WI
         
Select three of the following electives: 9  
Physics 2501
3101
3302
3701
4101
4301
4302
4701
4702
Computing for Scientists
Analytical Mechanics
Classical Electromagnetism
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Thermodynamics & Kinetic Theory
Electronics
Optics
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Introduction to Atomic, Nuclear, & Particle Physics
   
         
Select from the following Science Sequences: 8  
Biology 1011 & 1012 General Biology I & II    
Biology 1111 & 2112 Introduction to Biology    
Chemistry 1031 & 1033
     and
1032 & 1034
General Chemistry I & Lab
     and
General Chemistry II & Lab
   
Earth & Environmental Science 2001 & 2xxx Physical Geology, and another 2000-level EES course.    
         
Subtotal for Physics 55  

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / Science Education - Physics

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Physics

Physics
1061
  or
2021
Elementary Classical Physics I
  or
General Physics I
4

4
 
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Physics

Physics
1062
  or
2022
Elementary Classical Physics II
  or
General Physics II
4

4
 
Education 1196 Education & Schooling in America 3 WI
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 0851 or 0951 Arts 3-4 GA
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Physics xxxx Elective** 3-4  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Subtotal     16-18  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 2502 Mathematical Physics 4  
Physics 2701 or 2796* Introduction to Modern Physics 4 /WI*
Education 2289 Field Experience: Managing the Contemporary Classroom 3  
Education TBD Adolescent Development* 3  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 3301 Electricity & Magnetism 4  
Physics xxxx Elective** 3  
Varies xxxx Science Sequence I*** 4  
Education TBD Introduction to Special Education* 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 2101 Classical Mechanics (S) 3  
Varies xxxx Science Sequence II*** 4  
Physics 4796 Experimental Physics 3 WI
SC ED-S 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Subtotal     14  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Secondary Education  3796 Reading Problems in the Secondary School+ 3 WI 
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms+ 3  
Physics xxxx Elective** 3  
SC ED-S 3xxx The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II* 3  
    Field Experience+ 1  
Education TBD Teaching English Language Learners* 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Education 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education+ 9  
Education 4801
Senior Seminar & Performance Assessment+
3  
Education 2306 Assessment & Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Credits required for Secondary Education/Physics: 128-130  

*These courses are pending approval.

+Courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

**Physics Electives-Students are required to take three advanced physics electives from the following list: Physics 2501, 3101, 3302, 3701, 4101, 4301, 4302, 4701, 4702.

**** Science Sequences: Biology 1011 & Biology 1012, Biology 1111 & Biology 2112, Chemistry 1031 & Chemistry 1033, Geology 2001 and 2xxx.

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