Chemistry with Teaching, B.S.

The B.S. with Teaching in Chemistry is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" secondary education teacher-training program. The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Chemistry, and prepares students for a career in secondary school teaching. The education courses in the B.S. with Teaching include supervised teaching in school district classrooms and emphasize inquiry-based approaches to learning. Students in the B.S. with Teaching degree program become eligible for a Pennsylvania teacher certification when they complete all the requirements for the degree that include theoretical and practical courses in education specifically designed for science and mathematics majors. In order to be recommended for Pennsylvania teacher certification, students must graduate with:

  1. a B.S. with Teaching degree
  2. a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and
  3. earn passing scores on the state-required SAT/PAPA tests.

Students are encouraged to stay on track to graduate with an overall GPA of 3.0 by meeting once each semester with a TUteach advisor and by meeting the prerequisite GPA for required courses. GPA and prerequisite course requirements insure that students are well prepared for the significant amounts of supervised classroom teaching required in advanced courses. Attention is specifically directed to the prerequisites required to enroll in SCES 4189 Project-Based Instruction, an advanced course required in all TUteach degrees and recommended to be taken in either the fifth or seventh semester. The prerequisites for this course include entering the course with a GPA of 3.0 and having earned passing scores on the PAPA Test ("Basic Knowledge:" reading, writing, and mathematics) or SAT.

Undergraduate Contact Information:

Dr. Susan Varnum, Program Director
Professor of Chemistry
Associate Dean for Science Education​
College of Science and Technology​
629 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-6390 or 215-204-4073
susan.varnum@temple.edu

Mr. George Mehler, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor
College of Science and Technology
628 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-4074
george.mehler@temple.edu

Mr. Kenneth Ruff, TUteach Faculty Advisor
College of Science and Technology
656 Gladfelter Hall
215-204-3628
kruff@temple.edu

Dr. Dan Strongin, Chair
Beury Hall, Room 130
215-204-7118

Dr. Spiridoula Matsika, Content Advisor (Last names A-G)
Beury Hall, Room 242
215-204-7703
spiridoula.matsika@temple.edu

Dr. Robert Stanley, Content Advisor (Last names H-N)
Beury Hall, Room 250B
215-204-2027
robert.stanley@temple.edu

Dr. Michael Zdilla, Content Advisor (Last names O-Z)
Beury Hall, Room 440
215-204-7886
michael.zdilla@temple.edu

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

  1. University Requirements (124 total s.h.)
    • MATH 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or ENG 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
    • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement:
      CHEM 4196Techniques of Chemical Measurement II5
      CHEM 3397
      CHEM 3398
      Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
      and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
      4
      PHIL 2196Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3
      SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
    • 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 typically 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
    • 90 credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
    • 45 Upper-Level (2000+) credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST) or the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).
  3. Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (83-84 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 5 Chemistry courses and 3 Education courses must be completed at Temple.
    Chemistry
    Select one of the following:4
    General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry Laboratory I
    Honors General Chemical Science I
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
    Select one of the following:4
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    Organic Chemistry for Majors I
    and Organic Majors Laboratory I (F)
    Organic Chemistry for Honors I
    and Organic Honors Laboratory I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    Organic Chemistry for Majors II
    and Organic Majors Laboratory II (S)
    Organic Chemistry for Honors II
    and Organic Honors Laboratory II (S)
    CHEM 3091Research Methods (S)3
    CHEM 3103
    CHEM 3105
    Techniques of Chemical Measurement I
    and Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques
    4
    CHEM 3001Inorganic Chemistry3
    CHEM 3301Physical Chemistry Lecture I3
    CHEM 3302Physical Chemistry Lecture II3
    Select one of the following:4-5
    Techniques of Chemical Measurement II
    Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
    and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
    Mathematics
    Select one of the following:4
    Calculus I with Lab 2
    Calculus I
    Honors Calculus I (F)
    MATH 1042Calculus II4
    or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2043Calculus III4
    or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
    Physics
    PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
    or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
    or PHYS 2021 General Physics I
    or PHYS 2921 Honors General Physics I
    PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
    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 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
    Education
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    SCES 2189Classroom Interactions (S)3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    SCES 4189Project-Based Instruction (F)3
    or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments
    SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-123
    SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
    Philosophy/History
    Select one of the following:3
    Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
    History of Science
    Total Credit Hours83-84
    (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.

    2

    Students who choose MATH 1038 must also take the linked course MATH 1039.

Calculation of Major GPA

The list of courses that are used to calculate major GPA is determined by the department. Students should consult with their academic advising unit for the applicable courses. In general, courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or a required course are not counted for the major GPA. This would include CHEM 1027, for example. 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with a Distinction in Chemistry with Teaching, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in Chemistry with Teaching.

  2. Achieve a 3.33 GPA or better in all the Chemistry courses in their major.

  3. Achieve a 3.91 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

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Teaching

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I 
Honors General Chemical Science I (F) 
Select one of the following:4
Calculus I with Lab1 
Calculus I 
Honors Calculus I (F) 
SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
General Education/Elective Credits7
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II 
Honors General Chemical Science II (S) 
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) 
General Physics I 
Honors General Physics I (F) 
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry I 
Organic Chemistry for Majors I (F) 
Organic Chemistry for Honors I (F) 
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S) 
General Physics II 
Honors General Physics II (S) 
EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
General Education/Elective Credits1
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Organic Chemistry II 
Organic Chemistry for Majors II (S) 
Organic Chemistry for Honors II (S) 
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
General Education/Elective Credits10
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall
CHEM 3103Techniques of Chemical Measurement I3
CHEM 3105Introduction to Chemical Research Techniques1
CHEM 3301Physical Chemistry Lecture I3
Select one of the following:3
Perspectives on Science and Mathematics [WI] 
History of Science 
General Education/Elective Credits7
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
CHEM 3001Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 3091Research Methods (S)3
CHEM 3302Physical Chemistry Lecture II3
Select one of the following:3
Classroom Interactions (S) 
Science and Mathematics in the Classroom 
General Education/Elective Credits5
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
Select one of the following:4-5
Techniques of Chemical Measurement II [WI] 
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I [WI] 
Select one of the following:3
Project-Based Instruction (F) 
Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments 
General Education/Elective Credits10-9
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
General Education/Elective Credits1
 Term Credit Hours8
 Total Credit Hours: 124
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course
1

Students who choose MATH 1038 must also take the linked course MATH 1039.