Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1.  University Requirements (124 total s.h.)
    • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:
      BIOL 2296
      Genetics (S)
      BIOL 3096
      Cell Structure and Function (F)
      BIOL 3396
      Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating (S)
      CHEM 4196
      Techniques of Chemical Measurement II
      CHEM 3397
      & CHEM 3398
      Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
      and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
      ENG 2696
      Technical Writing
      PHIL 2196
      Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
      PHIL 2596
      Philosophical Perspectives on the Environment
      PHYS 2796
      Introduction to Modern Physics (S)
      PHYS 4796
      Experimental Physics (S)
      SECE 3796
      Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12
    • Students must complete the General Education (GenEd) requirements.
      • See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for the GenEd curriculum.
      • Students who complete TUteach majors typically receive a waiver for 1 Human Behavior (GB), 2 Science & Technology (GS) and 1 Quantitative Literacy (GQ) GenEd courses.
    • Students must satisfy general Temple University residency requirements.
  2. College Requirements

    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
    • 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (81-89 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 6 courses in CST and 3 courses in Education must be completed at Temple. In addition, 2 of the 4 concentration area courses must be completed at Temple. Though not required, students are strongly encouraged to increase training and field work experience by enrolling in SCTC 1385, SCTC 2385, or SCTC 2389. Students will also benefit from directed laboratory projects offered through SCTC 3185. These courses are offered every semester.

    Biology
    BIOL 1011General Biology I (F)4
    BIOL 1012General Biology II (S)4
    Chemistry
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 1031
    & CHEM 1033
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    CHEM 1951
    & CHEM 1953
    Honors General Chemical Science I
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    CHEM 1032
    & CHEM 1034
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    CHEM 1952
    & CHEM 1954
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
    Technical Writing
    ENG 2696Technical Writing3
    Earth & Environmental Science
    EES 1001Introductory Geology4
    or EES 2001 Physical Geology
    Mathematics
    Select one of the following:4-8
    MATH 1031
    Differential and Integral Calculus
    MATH 1041
    & MATH 1042
    Calculus I
    and Calculus II
    MATH 1041
    & MATH 1044
    Calculus I
    and Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences
    MATH 1941
    & MATH 1942
    Honors Calculus I
    and Honors Calculus II
    Physics
    PHYS 1004Introduction to Astronomy (F)3
    PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I4
    PHYS 1022Introduction to General Physics II4
    Upper-Level Electives
    Four Upper-Level (2000+) elective science courses 212-16
    College of Science and Technology
    SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
    SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons 31
    Education
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    SCES 2189Classroom Interactions (S)3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    SCES 4189Project-Based Instruction (F)3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
    SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
    Philosophy/History
    Select one of the following:3
    PHIL 2196
    Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (WI)
    SCTC 3001
    History of Science
    Research Methods
    Select one of the following: 43
    BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091
    Research Methods (S)
    Total Credit Hours81-89
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course
    1

    The certification requirements need to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education standards and are subject to change. All students are strongly recommended to check with the TUteach Advisor in the College of Science and Technology, to affirm the requirements that pertain to their specific major. In addition, students should check the Undergraduate Bulletin web site for the most current information about these programs, or the TUteach web site. It is also recommended that all students meet with an advisor before enrolling in classes specific to these majors and leading to certification as a teacher. This is to assure that a candidate's intended program of study will be compatible with the new requirements.

    2

    The four science electives chosen to satisfy the science concentration must be taken from the same department. The departments from which you can choose electives are: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science or Physics. In the circumstance where a laboratory course is the complement of a lecture course, both must be completed to fulfill the requirement for ONE science elective.

    3

    All students are required to take a minimum of one credit.

    4

    The course must be selected from the same department as the four science electives.

Calculation of Major GPA

Courses listed under the major requirements for the degree will be included in the calculation of the major GPA. Courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or required course would not be counted in the calculation of the major GPA. This would include CHEM 1027, for example. 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with a Distinction in General Science with Teaching, students must:

  1. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in General Science with Teaching.

  2. Achieve a 3.33 GPA or better in all the content area courses in the major.

  3. Complete at least one internship or laboratory project based course.

  4. Achieve a 3.90 GPA in the following courses:

    SCES 2189Classroom Interactions3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    SCES 4189Project-Based Instruction3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6