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  Academic Programs / Education

Secondary Education

Shimada Resource Center

College of Education

150 Ritter Annex

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19122

215-204-8011 (phone)

215-204-4383 (fax)

 

The Secondary Education program offers specializations that prepare students to earn an Instructional I Certificate that will authorize them to teach in one of the following content areas:

Specializations offering grades 7-12 certification:

*It is recommended students interested in pursuing certification in Biology and General Science should consider TUteach, a partnership of the College of Education and College of Science and Technology.

Specialization offering K-12 certification:

Students in Secondary Education must complete course work in both education and in their content areas. All Secondary Education specializations require 8 credits in the specialty area, with the exception of math which requires an additional 3 credit hour course, in addition to the following courses:

  • Education 2103: Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States (3 credits)*
  • Education 2109: Adolescent Development for Educators (3 credits)*
  • Special Education 2231: Introduction to Inclusive Education (3 credits)*
  • Education 1255: Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society (3 credits)
  • Education 2205: Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education (3 credits)
  • Education 2255: Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms (3 credits)
  • Education 2306: Assessment and Evaluation (3 credits)
  • Education 4111: Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 (3 credits)
  • English Education (Secondary) 3338: Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 (3 credits)
  • Secondary Education 3796: Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 (3 credits)
  • Education 4801: Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment (3 credits)
  • Education 4688: Student Teaching in Secondary Education (9 credits)

*course required for candidacy

For specific details on each Secondary Education specialization, including suggested four-year academic plans, click on one the following links: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages.

Please note: Students are encouraged to speak with their College of Education advisor to ensure that all requirements for Pennsylvania teacher certification are being fulfilled. In order to maintain good standing in Secondary Education, students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the course work in their content areas in addition to maintaining a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

 

 

Secondary Education / English Education

 

Academic Content Area - 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 strongly recommend students 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.

 

Summary of Requirements

University and College requirements are located under Academic Policies and Regulations in the Bulletin.

 

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / English Education

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English Education (Secondary) 4366
Teaching Literature & Reading: 7-12
3  
English Education (Secondary) 4371 Teaching Oral & Written Communication: 7-12 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience 2  
Subtotal   8  

 

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

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
Select one of the following: 3  
Education
CSCD
Anthropology
0815
1108
2507
Language & Society
Introduction to Linguistics
Fundamentals of Linguistic Anthropology
   
Subtotal   16  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education + * 3  
Education 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
English 2201 Survey of English Literature: Beginnings to 1660 3  
English 2XXX English Elective** 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
English 2202 Survey of English Literature: 1660-1900 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Subtotal   15-16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society+ 3  
English Education (Secondary) 4366
Teaching Literature & Reading: 7-12 (Fall only)
3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
English 2301 Survey of American Literature I 3  
English 2xxx English Elective** 3  
English 3xxx English Elective** 3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Education 2205 *Curriculum, Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
English Education (Secondary) 4371 Teaching Oral & Written Communication: 7-12              (Spring only) 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 * 3  
English 2302 Survey of American Literature II 3  
English 3xxx English Elective** 3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
English 2xxx English Elective** 3  
English 3xxx English Elective** 3  
English 4x96, 4x97 or 4x98 Senior Seminar 3 WI
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms + 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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: 125-126  

 

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

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

** In order to assure that students gain the content knowledge specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we strongly urge students 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

 

 

Secondary Education / World Languages Education

In the state of Pennsylvania, certification in a world language is a K-12 certificate. World Language certification is offered in French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish. Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: World Languages must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: World Languages AND for the language major as specified by the College of Liberal Arts.

 

Summary of Requirements

University and College requirements are located under Academic Policies and Regulations in the Bulletin.

 

Program Requirements for Secondary Education /World Languages Education

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Foreign Language Ed-Secondary 5429 Curriculum & Methods in Foreign Languages 3  
Foreign Language Ed-Secondary 5431 Innovations in Foreign Language Education 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience 2  
Subtotal   8  

 

Academic Content Area For certification in one foreign language


Ten courses above the first two elementary courses must be taken (that is, beyond courses which, at Temple, are generally numbered 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 Communication departments.
  • Literature: two courses are required, one of which must be contemporary literature. 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 both Peninsular and Latin American Spanish. Similarly, in French, coursework should include both continental and overseas French.

Total Semester Hours for Certification in One Foreign Language: 122-124

It is strongly recommended that certification in English as a Second Language (ESL or ESOL) or in an additional foreign language be pursued in order to enhance career opportunities. Courses may be taken during summer sessions to avoid heavy course loads during the academic year.

Total Semester Hours for Certification in One Foreign Language and ESL: 131-133

 

Academic Content Area 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, at least eight courses must be taken. The first two beginning courses do count toward certification in the second foreign language. The same courses required for the first foreign language apply also to the second foreign language, (i.e., two courses in composition and conversation, one culture and civilization course, one linguistics course, and two literature courses, including contemporary literature).

Total Semester Hours for Certification in Two Foreign Languages: 146-148

 

Native Speakers

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. These courses must include two composition and conversation courses, one culture and civilization course, one linguistics course, and two literature courses (including a contemporary literature course). There is no credit-by-examination given at Temple in a 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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Elective #1 3  
Subtotal   14  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
Education 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
Foreign Language   Composition & Conversation + 3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education * 3  
Foreign Language   Composition & Conversation +** 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 2205 Curriculum, Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Education 4111 Classroom & Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Foreign Language   Culture & Civilization 3  
Elective   Elective #1 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Elective   Elective #2 3-4  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 * 3  
Foreign Language   Contemporary Literature % 3  
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Elective #2 3  
Subtotal   15-16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms + 3  
Foreign Language Ed-Secondary 5429 Curriculum & Methods in Foreign Languages 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Foreign Language   Literature 3  
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Elective #3 3  
Subtotal   16-17  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society + 3  
Foreign Language Ed-Secondary 5431 Innovations in Foreign Language Education 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Foreign Language   Linguistics ^ 3  
Foreign Language   Foreign Language Elective #4 3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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/World Languages Education: 122-124  

 

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

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

** 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

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: Mathematics must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: Mathematics AND for the Mathematics (B.A.) major as specified by the College of Science and Technology.

The eight semester plan delineated below is inclusive of all requirements for both the Secondary Education: Mathematics major housed in the College of Education AND for the Mathematics major housed in the College of Science and Technology (CST). Students entering this major must declare the second major of Mathematics through CST.

 

Summary of Requirements

University and College requirements are located under Academic Policies and Regulations in the Bulletin.

 

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Mathematics Education

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics Education (Secondary) 3145 Teaching & Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grades 3  
Mathematics Education (Secondary) 4146 Teaching & Learning Mathematics in High School 3  
Mathematics Education (Secondary) 4371 History of Mathematics 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience 2  
Subtotal     11  

 

Academic Content Area for Mathematics

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 Probability Theory I 3  
Mathematics 3032 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 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
1053
1057
Programming in Matlab
Computer Programming in C
   
         
Subtotal     53-54  

 

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

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Mathematics 1041 Calculus I 4  
Computer & Information Sciences 1053
  or
1057 
Programming in Matlab
  or
Computer Programming in C
4

3-4
 
Subtotal   17-18  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Education 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Subtotal   17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Mathematics 2101 Linear Algebra 3  
Physics 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4  
Subtotal   17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education * 3  
Education 4111 Classroom & Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Mathematics 2196 Basic Mathematical Concepts 3 WI
Mathematics 3031 Probability Theory I 3  
Subtotal   15-16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics Education (Secondary) 4371 History of Mathematics 3  
Mathematics 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I 3  
Mathematics 3003 Theory of Numbers 3  
Mathematics 3032 Mathematical Statistics 3  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms + 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Mathematics 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II 3  
Mathematics 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 WI
Mathematics Education (Secondary) 3145 Teaching & Learning Mathematics in the Middle Grade 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for Diverse Society + 3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
Mathematics 3061 Modern Geometry I 3  
Mathematics 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 WI
Mathematics Education (Secondary) 4146 Teaching & Learning Mathematics in High School + 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English
Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 *
3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

 

Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: Social Studies must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: Social Studies AND for the content major* as specified by the College of Liberal Arts.

*Currently students may obtain certification in either; History, Political Science, Economics, or Geography and Urban Studies.  However, the Political Science, Economics, and Geography and Urban Studies double major with Secondary Education: Social Studies is under revision.  Students are encouraged to double major in History until the revisions are finalized.

 

Summary of Requirements

University and College requirements are located under Academic Policies and Regulations in the Bulletin.

 

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Social Studies Education

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Social Studies Education (Secondary) 3278 Methods & Materials in Secondary Social Studies (Fall Only)  3  
Social Studies Education (Secondary) 4278 Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies + 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience 2  
Subtotal   8  

 

Academic Content Area - History

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

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan for Secondary Education / Social Studies Education (History Major)

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 History Elective (0800-4999)** 3  
Subtotal   14  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
Education 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
History 0800-1099 History Elective (0800-1099)** 3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
History 1100-1899 History Elective (1100-1999)** 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Education 4111 Classroom & Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
History 2xxx History Elective (2xxx)** 3  
History 2xxx History Elective (2xxx)** 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education * 3  
Subtotal   15  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Social Studies Education (Secondary) 3278 Methods & Materials in Secondary Social Studies (Fall Only) + 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
History 3x96, 3x97, 3x98 History Elective (3x96, 3x97, 3x98)** Writing-Intensive Course 3 WI
History 3xxx History Elective (3xxx)** 3  
History 2xxx History Elective (2xxx)** 3  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English 
Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 *
3  
Subtotal   16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Social Studies Education (Secondary) 4278 Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies + 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
History 3xxx History Elective (3xxx)** 3  
History 3xxx History Elective (3xxx)** 3  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
History 0800-4999 History Elective (0800-4999)** 3  
History 4x96, 4x97, or 4x98 History Capstone 3 WI
    Field Experience + 1  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms + 3  
Subtotal   15-16  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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/Social Studies Education: 122-123  

 

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

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

+ Indicates courses and experiences enhanced with special education competencies.

 

Secondary Education / Science Education

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education: Science must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: Science AND for the content major* as specified by the College of Science and Technology.

The eight semester plans delineated below are inclusive of all requirements for both the Secondary Education: Science Education majors housed in the College of Education AND for the science majors housed in the College of Science and Technology (CST). Students entering these second majors must declare the second major of Mathematics through CST.

*Currently students may obtain certification in either Chemistry, Physics, or Earth and Space Science from the College of Education. Students seeking certification in Biology or General Science are encouraged to participate in the TUteach program, a collaboration between the College of Education and the College of Science and Technology.

 

Summary of Requirements

University and College requirements are located under Academic Policies and Regulations in the Bulletin.

 

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

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Science Education (Secondary) 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools I 3  
Science Education (Secondary) 4146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience 2  
Subtotal     8  

 

Academic Content Area - Chemistry

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics
1041
Calculus I 4  
Mathematics 1042 Calculus II 4  
Mathematics
2043
Calculus III 4  
Chemistry
1031 & 1033
General Chemistry and Laboratory I 4  
Chemistry
1032 & 1034
General Chemistry and Laboratory II 4  
Chemistry
2201 & 2203
Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I 4  
Chemistry
2202 & 2204
Organic Chemistry and Laboratory II 4  
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 Chemistry Elective (Advanced Chemistry or Advanced Science Course)** 3  
Physics 2021 & 2022 General Physics I & II  8  
Subtotal for Chemistry 53-54  

 

 

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

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033
  or
1041
1043
  or
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
 
Subtotal     15  
 
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034
  or
1042
1044
  or
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
 
Education 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Physics

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

4
 
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2201
2203
  or
2211
2213
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry Lab I
      or
Organic Chemistry for Majors
I
Organic Chemistry Lab for Majors I
3
1

3
1
 
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Subtotal     15  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics

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

4
 
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
2202
2204
  or
2212
2214
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Lab II
      or
Organic Chemistry for Majors
II
Organic Chemistry Lab for Majors II
3
1

3
1
 
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education * 3  
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English
Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 *
3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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  
Science Education (Secondary) 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools I 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
Chemistry 4001+ Chemistry Elective (Advanced Chemistry or Advanced Science Course)** 3  
Chemistry

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

4
WI

WI
Science Education (Secondary) 4146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Subtotal     14-15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

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**Advanced Chemistry Courses for B.A. students consist of all courses in Chemistry having a number of 4001 or higher.  If the student has successfully completed the appropriate prerequisite course, a graduate course in Chemistry may be included in this category.

Advanced Science Courses for B.A. students consist of Chemistry 3881, 3891 or 4891, and all other Chemistry courses numbered 4001 and above; Biology 2296, 3096, 3265, 3334 and above; Earth & Environmental Science 2002 and above; Mathematics 2101, 3031, 3041, 3098, 3141, and above; Physics 2101, 2502, 2796, 3101, 3301, 3302, 4101, 4301, and above.

 

Academic Content Area - Earth & Space Science

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Mathematics
1041
Calculus I 4  
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033
  or
1041
1043
  or
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
 
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1032
1034
  or
1042
1044
  or
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
 
Earth & Environmental Science 2001 Physical Geology 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2011 Mineralogy I 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2096 Climate Change: Oceans to Atmosphere 4 WI
Physics 1004 Introduction to Astronomy 3  
Physics 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4  
Electives   Select 5 EES/Geology electives numbered 2002 and above;
at least one elective must be writing-intensive
19  
Select one (1) Science Foundation Elective (SFE) from the following*: 3-4  
Mathematics
Mathematics
1042
2031
Calculus II
Probability & Statistics
4
3
 
Subtotal for Earth & Space Science 53-54  

 

* PA Department of Education mandates students complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of College Math credit; therefore, College of Education Earth Science students are required to take MATH 1042 or MATH 2031 as one of their Science Foundation Electives

 

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

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Mathematics 1042 or 2031 Calculus II or Probability & Statistics (SFE I) 3-4  
Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry
Chemistry
1031
1033
  or
1041
1043
  or
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
 
Education 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2096 Climate Change: Oceans to Atmosphere 4 WI
Physics 1004 Introduction to Astronomy (SFE II) 3  
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education * 3  
Subtotal     16  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ EES Elective % 4 WI
Chemistry 1032 & 1034 General Chemistry II & Lab (SFE III) 4  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society + 3  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English
Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 *
3  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms + 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ EES Elective % 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ EES Elective % 3  
Science Education (Secondary) 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools I 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Subtotal     14-15  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ EES Elective % 4  
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ EES Elective % 4  
Science Education (Secondary) 4146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Subtotal     15  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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: 125-127  

 

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

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

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% The Earth & Environmental Science electives must be numbered 2002 or higher, and at least one of the Earth & Environmental Science courses must be writing intensive.

 

Academic Content Area - Physics

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 2796 Introduction to Modern Physics 4 WI
Physics 3301 Electricity & Magnetism 4  
Physics 4796 Experimental Physics 3 WI
         
Select three of the following advanced electives: 8-9  
Physics 0846
2501
3101
3302
3701
4101
4301
4302
4701
4702
The Universe as We Know It
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 55-56  

 

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

 

Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 0851 or 0951 Arts 3-4 GA
Mathematics 2043 Calculus III 4  
Education 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms + 3  
Education 2205 Curriculum Instruction & Technology in Education 3  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics 2502 Mathematical Physics 4  
Physics 2796* Introduction to Modern Physics 4 WI*
Education 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3  
Education 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators * 3  
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education * 3  
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics 3301 Electricity & Magnetism 4  
Physics xxxx Elective ** 3  
Varies xxxx Science Sequence Part I *** 4  
Education 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society + 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Subtotal     17  
 
Junior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Physics 2101 Classical Mechanics (S) 3  
Varies xxxx Science Sequence Part II *** 4  
Physics 4796 Experimental Physics 3 WI
Science Education (Secondary) 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools I 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
Subtotal     14  
 
Senior Year - Fall Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Secondary Education  3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 + 3 WI 
Physics xxxx Elective ** 3-4  
Physics xxxx Elective ** 3  
Science Education (Secondary) 4146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools II 3  
Education 4389 Field Experience + 1  
English Education (Secondary) 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English
Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 *
3  
Subtotal     16-17  
 
Senior Year - Spring Semester
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
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: 127-129  

 

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

** Physics Electives: Students are required to take three advanced physics electives from the following list: Physics 0846, 2501, 3101, 3302, 3701, 4101, 4301, 4302, 4701, 4702.

**** Science Sequences: Biology 1011 & Biology 1012, Biology 1111 & Biology 2112, Chemistry 1031/33 & 1032/34, Geology 2001 and 2xxx.

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