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 Hours SCTC 2396 Writing for Science and Technology 3 MGSE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) 3 Course List Code Title Credit Hours BIOL 2296 Genetics (S) 4 BIOL 3096 Cell Structure and Function (F) 4 BIOL 3396 Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating 3 CHEM 4196 Techniques of Chemical Measurement II 5 CHEM 3397
& CHEM 3398
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
2 PHYS 2796 Introduction to Modern Physics (S) 4 PHYS 4796 Experimental Physics (S) 3
- 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 (84-92 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.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Biology BIOL 1011 General Biology I (F) 4 BIOL 1012 General Biology II (S) 4 Chemistry Select one of the following: 4CHEM 1031
& CHEM 1033
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory ICHEM 1951
& CHEM 1953
Honors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
Select one of the following: 4CHEM 1032
& CHEM 1034
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory IICHEM 1952
& CHEM 1954
Honors General Chemical Science II
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
Earth & Environmental Science EES 1001 Introductory Geology 4 or EES 2001 Physical Geology Mathematics Select one of the following: 4-8MATH 1031 Differential and Integral CalculusMATH 1041
& MATH 1042
and Calculus IIMATH 1041
& MATH 1044
and Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life SciencesMATH 1941
& MATH 1942
Honors Calculus I
and Honors Calculus II
Physics PHYS 1004 Introduction to Astronomy (F) 3 PHYS 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4 PHYS 1022 Introduction to General Physics II 4 Upper-Level Electives Four Upper-Level (2000+) elective science courses 2 12-16 College of Science and 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 2396 Writing for Science and Technology 3 SCTC 3001 History of Science 3 SCTC 3312 Coding STEM Lessons 3 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 Select one of the following: 4 3BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091 Research Methods (S) Total Credit Hours 84-92 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.
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.
All students are required to take a minimum of one credit.
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:
Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in General Science with Teaching.
Achieve a 3.33 GPA or better in all the content area courses in the major.
Complete at least one internship or laboratory project based course.
Achieve a 3.90 GPA in the following courses:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours SCES 2189 Classroom Interactions 3 or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom SCES 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