Earth & Space Science with Teaching, B.S.

The B.S. with Teaching in Earth & Space Science is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" secondary education teacher-training program. The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Earth & Space Science, 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. Jon Nyquist, Chair
Beury Hall, Room 326
215-204-7172

Dr. Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Content Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 315B
215-204-2321
altd@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:
      EES 2096Climate Change: Oceans To Atmosphere (S)4
      EES 2097Process Geomorphology (F)4
      EES 4696Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy (Fall of odd years)3
      EES 3096Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (S)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 (84-85 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 5 EES 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)
    Earth & Environmental Science
    EES 2001Physical Geology4
    EES 2011Mineralogy I (F)4
    EES 2096Climate Change: Oceans To Atmosphere (S)4
    EES 3091Research Methods (S)3
    5 Earth & Environmental Science electives numbered 2002 or above20
    Mathematics
    Select one of the following:4
    Calculus I with Lab 2
    Calculus I
    Honors Calculus I
    Physics
    PHYS 1004Introduction to Astronomy (F)3
    Select one of the following:4
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
    General Physics I
    Honors General Physics I (F)
    Science/Math Foundation courses
    Select two of the following:7-8
    Introduction to Biology I
    Honors Introduction to Biology I
    Introduction to Biology II
    Honors Introduction to Biology II
    General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry Laboratory II
    Honors General Chemical Science II
    and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    Organic Chemistry for Honors I
    and Organic Honors Laboratory I
    Introduction to Probability and Statistics for the Life Sciences
    Calculus II
    Honors Calculus II
    Probability and Statistics
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
    General Physics II
    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 Hours84-85
    (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 website 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 Earth & Space Science with Teaching, students must:

  • Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the major.

  • Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better in the content area courses required for the major.

  • 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 Earth & Space Science with Teaching

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

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
EES 2001Physical Geology4
Select one of the following:4
Calculus I with Lab1 
Calculus I 
Honors Calculus I 
SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I 
Honors General Chemical Science I (F) 
General Education/Elective Credits10
 Term Credit Hours14
Year 2
Fall
EES 2011Mineralogy I (F)4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics I 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) 
General Physics I 
Honors General Physics I (F) 
EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
General Education/Elective Credits3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
EES 2096Climate Change: Oceans To Atmosphere [WI] (S)24
Science Foundation Elective (see approved list)3-4
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
General Education/Elective Credits6-5
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Elective34
PHYS 1004Introduction to Astronomy (F)3
Science Foundation Elective (see approved list)4
Select one of the following:3
Perspectives on Science and Mathematics [WI] 
History of Science 
General Education/Elective Credits3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Elective34
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Elective34
EES 3091Research Methods (S)3
Select one of the following:3
Classroom Interactions (S) 
Science and Mathematics in the Classroom 
General Education/Elective Credits3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Elective34
Earth & Environmental Science 2002+ Elective34
Select one of the following:3
Project-Based Instruction (F) 
Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments 
General Education/Elective Credits6
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
General Education/Elective Credits3
 Term Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours: 124
1

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

2

This course is offered in even Spring terms.

3

Earth & Environmental Science electives must be numbered 2002 or above. 

(F) - Fall only course.
(S) - Spring only course.