Temple University Undergraduate Bulletin
Site Map | Bulletin Home | Temple University

College of education
Introduction

General Information
Academic Advising
Academic Policies & Regulations
College Graduation Requirements
Student Contact Information
Faculty

ProgramS Of Study

Applied Communication
Business, Computer, and Information Technology Education
Industrial Education
Certificate, Career & Technical Education--Cooperative Education
Certificate, Career & Technical Education--Career & Technical Education
Marketing Education
Early Childhood-Elementary Education (PreK-4)
Middle Grades Education
Mathematics & Language Arts
Mathematics & Science
Science & Language Arts
Secondary Education
Certificate, English as a Second Language
English
World Languages
Mathematics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography & Urban Studies
History
Political Science
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth & Space Science
General Science
Physics

other useful links

Temple Policies
Course Descriptions
Course Schedule
OWLnet
Admissions Application
Student Life
TUportal
Archived Bulletins
PDF Version
  Academic Programs / Education

Middle Grades Education


The Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Grades Education prepares teachers for the middle level grades (fourth to eighth grade). Middle years teachers, particularly in math and science education, are increasingly in high-demand in Pennsylvania and across the country. New College of Education programs in Middle Grades Education (awaiting approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education) are designed to ensure not only that there are certified teachers to fill the growing number of vacancies, but that these teachers have a thorough understanding of and ability to effectively teach adolescents from diverse backgrounds.  Middle Grades Education students will pursue dual certification in one of the following pairs:

  • Math and Science
  • Math and Language Arts/English
  • Science and Language Arts/English

 

 


Bachelor of Science in Education Requirements

University Requirements

All new students starting in the academic year 2010-2011 and beyond are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses.

 

College Requirements

Students must select one of three concentrations: a) Mathematics and Language Arts/English; b) Science and Language Arts/English; or c) Mathematics and Science. The total number of credit hours for the program is 126 credits for the Mathematics and Language Arts concentration, 126 for the Science and Language Arts concentration; and 127 credits for the Mathematics and Science concentration.

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plans

Mathematics and Language Arts Concentration:

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity
(suggested: SOC 0829: The History & Significance of Race in America)
3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society (suggested: GUS 0867:
World Regions and Cultures: Diversity & Interconnections
)
3 GG
MATH 1022 Precalculus 4  
Subtotal     17-18  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society
(suggested: History 0848: American Revolutions)
3 GU
MATH 1041 Calculus I 4  
Biology 1011 General Biology I 4  
CSC+DIS 1108 Introduction to Linguistics 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers and Figures 4  
Chemistry 1011 Chemistry: The Study of Matter I 4  
English 2897 Literacy and Society 3 WI
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education
in the United States (6 hours field exp)
3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
MATH 1013 Elements of Statistics 3  
English 1197 Introduction to Literature 3 WI
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators (5 hours field exp) * 3  
SPEC ED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education (6 hours field exp) * 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 2302 American Literature II 3  
MATH 1042 Calculus II 4  
EN ED-S 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language
Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (15 hours field exp)*
3  
MID GRD 3109 Cognitive Development in the Content Areas
(5 hours field exp)
3  
MID GRD 3111 Applications of Learning Theory to Middle Grades Education
(10 hours field exp)
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
History 2111 Recent American History 3  
MID GRD 3196 ** Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades ** 3 WI
SPEC ED 3187 Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum (45 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 3296 ** Cultures, Communities and Families ** (20 hours field exp) 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
M ED-S 3145 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades (25 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 4108 Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades (25 hours field exp) 3  
SPEC ED 4109 Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
(25 hours field exp)
3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MID GRD 4888 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for Mathematics & Language Arts Concentration: 126

* These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

** Pending Approval

Science and Language Arts Concentration:

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity
(suggested: SOC 0829: The History & Significance of Race in America)
3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society (suggested: GUS 0867:
World Regions and Cultures: Diversity & Interconnections
)
3 GG
MATH 1021 College Algebra 4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society (suggested: History 0848: American Revolutions) 3 GU
MATH 1022 Precalculus 4  
Biology 1011 General Biology I 4  
CSC+DIS 1108 Introduction to Linguistics 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers and Figures 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
English 2897 Literacy and Society 3  
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States (6 hours field exp) 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CHEM 1011 Chemistry: The Study of Matter I 4  
PHYSICS 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
English 1197 Introduction to Literature 3 WI
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators (5 hours field exp)* 3  
SPEC ED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education (6 hours field exp)* 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CHEM 1012 Chemistry: The Study of Matter II 4  
English 2302 American Literature II 3  
EN ED-S 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language
Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (15 hours field exp)*
3  
MID GRD 3109 Cognitive Development in the Content Areas (5 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 3111 Applications of Learning Theory to Middle Grades Education (10 hours field exp) 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology 3 GS
History 2111 Recent American History 3  
MID GRD 3196 ** Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades ** 3 WI
SPEC ED 3187 Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum (45 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 3296 ** Cultures, Communities & Families ** (20 hours field exp) 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
M ED-S 3145 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades (25 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 4108 Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades (25 hours field exp) 3  
SPEC ED 4109 Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
(25 hours field exp)
3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MID GRD 4888 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for Science & Language Arts Concentration: 126

* These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

** Pending Approval

Mathematics and Science Concentration:

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity
(suggested: SOC 0829: The History & Significance of Race in America)
3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society (suggested: GUS 0867:
World Regions and Cultures: Diversity & Interconnections
)
3 GG
MATH 1022 Precalculus 4  
Subtotal     17  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society (suggested: History 0848: American Revolutions) 3 GU
MATH 1041 Calculus I 4  
Biology 1011 General Biology I 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology 3 GS
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
MATH 1015 Introduction to Numbers & Figures 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
English 2897 Literacy and Society 3  
Education 2103 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education in the United States (6 hours field exp) 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CHEM 1011 Chemistry: The Study of Matter I 4  
MATH 1013 Elements of Statistics 3  
PHYSICS 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators (5 hours field exp)* 3  
SPEC ED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education (6 hours field exp)* 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CHEM 1012 Chemistry: The Study of Matter II 4  
MATH 1042 Calculus II 4  
EN ED-S 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language
Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (15 hours field exp)*
3  
MID GRD 3109 Cognitive Development in the Content Areas (5 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 3111 Applications of Learning Theory to Middle Grades Education (10 hours field exp) 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
History 2111 Recent American History 3  
MID GRD 3196 ** Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades ** 3 WI
SPEC ED 3187 Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum (45 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 3296 ** Cultures, Communities & Families ** (20 hours field exp) 3 WI
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
M ED-S 3145 Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades (25 hours field exp) 3  
MID GRD 4108 Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades (25 hours field exp) 3  
SPEC ED 4109 Educating Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
(25 hours field exp)
3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Subtotal     12  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
MID GRD 4888 Student Teaching in the Middle Grades 9  
Education 4801 Senior Seminar & Performance 3  
Education 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Total Hours for Mathematics & Science Concentration: 127

* These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

** Pending Approval

, Temple University. All rights reserved. Site created by Computer Services