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Secondary Education

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

In order to maintain standing in Secondary Education, students must achieve and maintain a 2.5 average in their teaching field in addition to maintaining an overall 2.5 cumulative average. A teaching field average below 2.0 will result in probationary status. Students in a secondary program with less than a 2.5 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 2.5 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.

Secondary English
General Studies, Preprofessional and Core Requirements
All of the requirements listed above apply to this program. The only limitation is that one of the writing intensive courses must be a 0300 level English course.

Program Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION
English Education

Secondary Education Total 19 s.h.

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION
English

The Arts
Total 42-43 s.h.

Secondary Foreign Language Education

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

General Studies, Preprofessional and Core Requirements
In addition to the Literature requirements listed above (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students), all students must take one of the following:

English

Program Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION
Foreign Language Education

Secondary Education Total 16 s.h.

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 0051 and 0052).

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 10 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 Speech departments.
Literature:
At least one course is required, preferably contemporary. Students should check with an adviser to select the specific courses that meet the above requirements. Additional courses should also be selected in consultation with an adviser. 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.

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 10 courses. At Temple, these courses are generally numbered 0051 and 0052.

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.

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 Tuebingen 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.

Secondary Mathematics Education

General Studies, Preprofessional and Core Requirements
Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed above (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students) apply to students in this program:

  1. The Mathematics requirement cannot be met by C055 (College Mathematics). The Mathematics requirements are listed in the program description below.
  2. Philosophy C066 is required for all students.
*The number of semester hours needed to fulfill specific requirements may vary slightly for transfer students.

Program Requirements

SECONDARY EDUCATION
Mathematics Education 19 s.h.

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION Mathematics 33 s.h.

Electives: 3-7 s.h
. Total Semester Hours: 133-137 s.h.

Secondary Science Certification

General Studies, Preprofessional and Core Requirements
Several restrictions and additions to the requirements listed above apply to students in this program.

  1. The Mathematics requirement cannot be met by C055 (College Mathematics). The Mathematics requirements are listed in the program description below.
  2. The requirements in Science and Technology are different for the various science areas. These requirements are listed below.
  3. A course in philosophy or religion is required to meet the general studies requirements for certification. This course, if appropriate, may also fulfill the Language and International Studies requirement of the University Core.

Program Requirements

SECONDARY EDUCATION (for all Science certification areas)
0371 Reading Problems in the Secondary School 3
Science Education 0355 The Teaching of Science 3
Secondary Education 0275 Student Teaching 10
16

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Biology)
Mathematics
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II,
or Statistics (in place of Math C076)
8
0021 Statistical Methods and Concepts 3
Biology
0103 and 0104 Introduction to Biology 8
0203 Genetics 3
0204 Cell Structure and Function 4
0317 Microbiology 3
Plus two courses to be determined by adviser
Chemistry
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
0121 and 0122 Organic Chemistry I & II 6
0121 and 0122 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
Geology C081 Environmental Resources,
or Environment C010 Introduction to the Environment
3
Physics C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II8
Science 0362 Ecology and Field Biology for Teachers 3

Total Semester Hours for Biology Certification: 136-137

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Chemistry)
Mathematics
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II 8
Biology
0083 and 0084 Introduction to Biology; or 0103 and 0104 8
Chemistry
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
0121 and 0122 Organic Chemistry I & II 6
0123 and 0124 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
0213 Chemical Measurements 4
Chemistry
0231 Physical Chemistry I 3
0232 Physical Chemistry II 3
0371 Biochemistry, or
Biology 0375 Biochemistry
3
Geology
C010 Environmental Resources; or C081 Environmental Technology 3/4
Plus any two courses from among Geology C077, 0201, 0202, 0211, 0212 6
Physics
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II 8
Total Semester Hours for Chemistry Certification: 130

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Earth and Space Science)
Mathematics
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II 8
Biology
0083 and 0084 General Biology; or 0103 and 0104 8
Chemistry
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
Geology
C050 Introduction to Geology 4
C062 Oceanography 4
C081 Environmental Resources, or
Environment C010 Introduction to Environment
Plus any two courses from among Geology C077, 0201, 0202, 0211, 0212
One additional course with adviser's approval
Physics
C068 Descriptive Astronomy 4
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II 8
Science
0365 Meteorology for Teachers 3

Total Semester Hours for Earth and Space Science Certification: 137-139

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for General Science)
Mathematics
C075 and 0076 Elementary Calculus with Applications I & II 8
Biology
0083 and 0084 General Biology 8
Chemistry
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 6
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Laboratory I & II 2
Geology
C050 Introduction to Geology 4
C062 Oceanography 4
Physics
C068 Descriptive Astronomy 4
C085 and C086 Introduction to General Physics I & II 8
Science
0362 Ecology and Field Biology for Teachers 3
0365 Meteorology for Teachers 3

Concentration in one area (24 s.h.)
Total Semester Hours for General Science Certification: 137-140

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION (for Physics)
Mathematics
C085, 0086, and 0127 Calculus and Introduction to Modern Analysis I, II, & III 12
Biology
C083 and C084 General Biology 12
Chemistry
C071 and C072 General Chemistry I & II 8
C073 and C074 General Chemistry Lab I & II 2
Physics
C087 and C088 Elementary Classical Physics I & II or
0121 and 0122 General Physics I & II
8
0171 Optics 3
0187 Electricity and Magnetism 4
0188 Introduction to Modern Physics 4
0231 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory 3
0161 Computing for Scientists 3
Plus any course to be determined by adviser.

Secondary Social Studies Education

General Studies, Preprofessional and Core Requirements
All of the requirements listed above (see Other Requirements for College of Education Students) apply to this program. Several additional History courses are required, as described below.

Program Requirements

Language or International Studies
At least two courses from those which meet the Core requirements in this area. One of these must cover non-Western or Third World culture. Students may meet part of this requirement by taking Economics C055. 6 s.h.

American Culture
At least one course from those which meet this Core requirement. This requirement may be met through the required history course, or through Geography and Urban Studies C080 (Geography of the United States and Canada), or through Educational Leadership and Policy Studies C060 (Education, Schooling, and the Individual in U.S. Society). 3 s.h.

SECONDARY EDUCATION

ACADEMIC SPECIALIZATION
A minimum concentration of 20 s.h. in history is required in the following courses:

In addition, coursework is required in anthropology, economics, comparative economic systems, geography, government, political science, comparative political systems, sociology, social psychology, post World War II social science or history, and multi-ethnic studies. The following courses or their equivalents are required to satisfy these requirements:

Economics

Geography and Urban Studies Psychology or Sociology of Groups Political Science One of the following post World War II courses 3:
History
or
Political Science Electives 3
Political Science Total Semester Hours: 128-134

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