Summary of Requirements for the Degree
- University Requirements (124 total s.h.)
- Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
- All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
Course List Code Title Credit HoursMATH 3096 Introduction to Modern AlgebraMATH 4096 Senior Problem SolvingMGSE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 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 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.
- 45 Upper Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- All students in the College of Science and Technology are required to take a one credit first year seminar. SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar is the appropriate course option for every entering first year CST major. Transfer students should use SCTC 2001 CST Transfer Seminar to fulfill this requirement. Other courses that fulfill this requirement may be found on the CST College Requirements page.
Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (97-99 s.h.)1
At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 6 Math, 2 Computer Science, and 3 Education 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.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Computer & Information Science CIS 1068 Program Design and Abstraction 4 or CIS 1968 Honors Program Design and Abstraction CIS 1166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing I 4 or CIS 1966 Honors Mathematical Concepts in Computing I CIS 2107 Computer Systems and Low-Level Programming 4 CIS 2168 Data Structures 4 Mathematics MATH 1041 Calculus I 4 or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I MATH 1042 Calculus II 4 or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II MATH 2021 Functions and Modeling (S) 3 MATH 2043 Calculus III 4 or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III MATH 2061 Euclidean Geometry (S) 3 MATH 2101 Linear Algebra 3-4 or MATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 3 MATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 MATH 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I (F) 3 MATH 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 3 MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 Mathematics or Computer & Information Science MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 3-4 or CIS 2166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing II Physics PHYS 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4 or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I or PHYS 2021 General Physics I or PHYS 2921 Honors General Physics I PHYS 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4 or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II or PHYS 2022 General Physics II or PHYS 2922 Honors General Physics II College of Science & Technology SCTC 1013 Elements of Data Science for the Physical and Life Sciences 3 SCTC 1389 Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners 2 SCTC 3001 History of Science 3 SCTC 3312 Coding STEM Lessons 2 1 Education EDUC 2179 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science 3 EDUC 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 6 EDUC 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1 MGSE 2189 Classroom Interactions (S) 3 or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom MGSE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) 3 MGSE 4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3 or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments SPED 2231 Introduction to Special Education 3 Research Methods BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091 Research Methods 3 Total Credit Hours 97-99 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (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.
All students are required to take a minimum of one credit.
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 MATH 1022, for example.
Distinction in Major
To graduate with a Distinction in Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching, a student should meet the following requirements:
Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching.
Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better in the Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching content courses required for the major.
Achieve an overall GPA, including all college-level courses, of at least 3.25.
Complete MATH 3141, MATH 3142 and MATH 4051 instead of MATH 3137 and MATH 3138, as well as MATH 3098 instead of MATH 3096.
A student must achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher in:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH 3141 Advanced Calculus I 3 MATH 3142 Advanced Calculus II 3 MATH 3098 Modern Algebra 3 MATH 4051 Complex Analysis 3 Any additional course from the following: MATH 3043 Numerical Analysis I 4 MATH 3044 Numerical Analysis II 3 MATH 3101 Topics in Modern Algebra 3 Any 4000-level course other than individual study
- Achieve a 3.90 GPA in the following courses:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MAES 2189 Classroom Interactions 3 or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom MAES 4189 Project-Based Instruction 3 or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments EDUC 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1 EDUC 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 6