Program Requirements

The major requirement for the BS in Mathematics with Teaching is 88 to 89 credit hours. The certification requirements need to meet Pennsylvania Department of Education standards and are subject to change. It is strongly recommended that students check with the TUteach Advisor in the College of Science and Technology to make sure courses are both meeting the educational standards and fulfilling the specific major requirement.

These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

Bachelor of Science Requirements

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (124 total s.h.)
    • Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
    • All undergraduate students must complete at least two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
      MATH 3096
      Introduction to Modern Algebra
      MATH 3098
      Modern Algebra
      MATH 4096
      Senior Problem Solving
      MGSE 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.
  2. College Requirements
    • A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
      • A minimum of 45 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above).
    • Complete a one-credit first-year or transfer seminar.
      • SCTC 1001 CST First Year Seminar for every entering first-year CST student.
      • SCTC 2001 CST Transfer Seminar for every entering transfer CST student.
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (90-92 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 7 Math courses 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.
    Computer Programming
    Select one of the following:3-4
    CIS 1051
    Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python
    or CIS 1951
    Honors Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python
    CIS 1057
    Computer Programming in C
    CIS 1068
    Program Design and Abstraction
    or CIS 1968
    Honors Program Design and Abstraction
    MATH 1033
    MATH 1034
    Computing in MATLAB
    and Applications in MATLAB
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    MATH 1042Calculus II4
    or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2021Functions and Modeling (S)3
    MATH 2043Calculus III4
    or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
    MATH 2061Euclidean Geometry (S)3
    MATH 2101Linear Algebra3-4
    or MATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 3003Theory of Numbers3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra3
    MATH 3137Real & Complex Analysis I (F)3
    MATH 3138Real & Complex Analysis II (S)3
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    One Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above 23
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1061
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    PHYS 1961
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
    PHYS 2021
    General Physics I
    PHYS 2921
    Honors General Physics I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    PHYS 1062
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    PHYS 1962
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
    PHYS 2022
    General Physics II
    PHYS 2922
    Honors General Physics II (S)
    College of Science & Technology
    SCTC 1013Elements of Data Science for the Physical and Life Sciences3
    SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
    SCTC 3001History of Science3
    SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons 31
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching4
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar3
    MGSE 2189Classroom Interactions (S)3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)3
    MGSE 4189Project-Based Instruction (F)3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education3
    Research Methods
    BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091Research Methods3
    Total Credit Hours90-92
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

    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.


    MATH 2041, MATH 2941, MATH 2045, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill the Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above.


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