Secondary Education/Science Education

Students seeking certification in any Secondary Education Science program must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: Science and those for the content (second) major (Physics, Chemistry, or Biology) as specified by the College of Science and Technology. All students in this program must meet with College of Science and Technology (CST) advising office in their first semester at Temple to declare the second major.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students (including transfer students) must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses at Temple University. Writing intensive course numbers end in 96, 97 and 98.

College Requirements

Students receive a Bachelor of Science in Education degree by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Earn minimum grades required by CST in all science courses.
  • Students in Secondary Education must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.0 GPA in their content area courses.

For additional college and certification requirements, refer to the College Requirements page.

Major Requirements

EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education 13
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
Total Credit Hours42
1

Course required for candidacy.

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Science Education

SCES 3146The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools3
SCES 4146Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
Total Credit Hours8

Suggested Academic Plans

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / Science Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances found on the College of Education Blackboard Undergraduate Community.

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / Science Education: Biology
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
Calculus I - Select one of the following:4
Calculus I1 
Calculus I with Lab 
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]13
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following:4
Calculus II1 
Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences 
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
BIOL 1111Introduction to Biology I24
 Term Credit Hours18
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States3
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
CHEM 2201Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2203Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
BIOL 2112Introduction to Biology II24
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators1,33
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education1,33
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 1213
CHEM 2202Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2204Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
BIOL 2296Genetics [WI]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1233
BIOL 3096Cell Structure and Function [WI]4
PHYS 2021General Physics I4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
SCES 3146The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
BIOL 2227Principles of Ecology3
PHYS 2022General Physics II4
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
SCES 4146Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
Biology Elective 2200 or higher4
Biology Elective 2200 or higher3
Biology Elective 2200 or higher3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 133
1

Course must be successfully completed to be eligible for Candidacy approval.

2

These courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Science category when the GPA requirement is met.

3

These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / Science Education: Chemistry
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
Calculus 1 - Select one of the following:4
Calculus I1 
Calculus I with Lab 
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I23
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I21
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]13
GenEd Breadth Course3
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States13
MATH 1042Calculus II14
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II23
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II21
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
MATH 2043Calculus III4
CHEM 2201Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2203Organic Chemistry Laboratory I1
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
General Physics I 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators1,33
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education1,33
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
CHEM 2202Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2204Organic Chemistry Laboratory II1
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II 
General Physics II 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
CHEM 3301Physical Chemistry Lecture I3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 1233
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
GenEd Breadth Course3
CHEM 3103Techniques of Chemical Measurement I3
CHEM 3302Physical Chemistry Lecture II3
CHEM 3105Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques1
SCES 3146The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
SCES 4146Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
CHEM 4196Techniques of Chemical Measurement II [WI]5
Select one of the following:2
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I [WI] 
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II [WI] 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 125
1

Course must be successfully completed to be eligible for Candidacy approval.

2

These courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Science category when the GPA requirement is met.

3

These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

B.S.ED. in Secondary Education / Science Education: Physics
Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]14
GenEd Breadth Course3
Calculus 1 - Select one of the following:4
Calculus I1 
Calculus I with Lab 
Select one of the following:24
Elementary Classical Physics I 
General Physics I 
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]13
GenEd Breadth Course3
MATH 1042Calculus II14
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States13
Select one of the following:24
Elementary Classical Physics II 
General Physics II 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
MATH 2043Calculus III4
EDUC 2255Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators1,33
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education1,33
EDUC 4111Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 123
PHYS 2502Mathematical Physics4
PHYS 2796Introduction to Modern Physics [WI]4
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
GenEd Breadth Course3
Physics Elective (see list below)3
Science Sequence Part 1 - Select one of the following:4
General Biology I 
Introduction to Biology I 
General Chemistry I 
Physical Geology 
PHYS 3301Electricity and Magnetism4
EDUC 1255Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
PHYS 2101Classical Mechanics3
Science Sequence Part 2 - Select one of the following to continue the sequence begun last semester:4
General Biology II 
Introduction to Biology II 
General Chemistry II 
2000+ GEOL course
 
PHYS 4796Experimental Physics [WI]3
SCES 3146The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
ENES 3338Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 123
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
Physics Elective (see list below)3
Physics Elective (see list below)3
SCES 4146Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II3
EDUC 4389Field Experience1
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
SECE 4688Student Teaching in Secondary Education9
SECE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education3
 Term Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours: 127
1

Course must be successfully completed to be eligible for Candidacy approval.

2

These 2 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Science category when the GPA requirement is met.

3

These 3 courses constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior category when the GPA requirement is met.

Physics Electives
PHYS 1004Introduction to Astronomy (F)3
PHYS 2501Computing for Scientists (F)3
PHYS 3101Analytical Mechanics (F)3
PHYS 3302Classical Electromagnetism (S)3
PHYS 3701Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (S)3
PHYS 4101Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory (F)3
PHYS 4301Electronics (S - odd years)3
PHYS 4302Optics (F)3
PHYS 4701Introduction to Solid State Physics (S - even years)3
PHYS 4702Introduction of Atomic, Nuclear, and Particle Physics (F)3
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course