Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1.  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:
      SCTC 2396Writing for Science and Technology3
      MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12)3
      Alternative disciplinary writing-intensive course substitutions for SCTC 2396 may be approved by both the TUteach Program Director and CST faculty advisors in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics. Following is a list of these alternative writing-intensive courses:
      BIOL 2296Genetics (S)4
      BIOL 3096Cell Structure and Function (F)4
      BIOL 3396Scientific Writing for Biology: The Art of Communicating3
      CHEM 4196Techniques of Chemical Measurement II5
      CHEM 3397
      CHEM 3398
      Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
      and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
      2
      PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics (S)4
      PHYS 4796Experimental 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.
  2. College 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.
  3. 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.

    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)
    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 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 2396Writing for Science and Technology3
    SCTC 3001History of Science3
    SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons 31
    Education
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    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
    Select one of the following: 43
    BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091
    Research Methods (S)
    Total Credit Hours84-92
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

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