Secondary Education/Mathematics Education

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education / Mathematics Education.

Students will complete all requirements needed to make them eligible for Pennsylvania certification in Secondary Education: Mathematics. Students wishing to complete the full Mathematics (B.A.) major will need to take additional courses as defined by the Mathematics B.A. which is housed in the College of Science and Technology (CST). Students planning to complete the entirety of this major must declare the second major of Mathematics through CST.

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 Mathematics 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 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 13
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators 13
MGSE 2111Applications of Teaching and Learning Theories to Classroom Practice (grades 4-12)3
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education 13
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice (WI)3
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners3
MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) (WI)3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
MGSE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Grades 4-12 Education3
MGSE 4888Student Teaching in Grades 4-129
Total Credit Hours45

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Mathematics Education

MATH 1041Calculus I 14
MATH 1042Calculus II 14
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math 13
MATH 2043Calculus III 14
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
MATH 2021Functions and Modeling 13
MATH 2103Linear Algebra with Computer Lab 14
MAES 4371History of Mathematics3
or SCTC 3001 History of Science
MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra (WI)3
MATH 3137Real & Complex Analysis I3
MATH 3138Real & Complex Analysis II3
MGSE 3404Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades3
MATH 3003Theory of Numbers3
MATH 3061Modern Geometry I3
or MATH 2061 Euclidean Geometry
MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving (WI)3
MGSE 4189Project-Based Instruction3
MATH 2031Probability and Statistics3
Total Credit Hours60

Suggested Academic Plan

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

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education and Human Development policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances on the College of Education and Human Development web site.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]44
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
MATH 1041Calculus I3,44
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]43
EDUC 2103Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States43
EDUC 2109Adolescent Development for Educators2,43
MATH 1042Calculus II3,44
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I14
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]43
GenEd Breadth Course3
MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math43
MATH 2043Calculus III3,44
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II14
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
SPED 2231Introduction to Special Education2,43
MATH 2021Functions and Modeling43
EDUC 2306Assessment and Evaluation3
MATH 2103Linear Algebra with Computer Lab44
Select one of the following:3
History of Mathematics 
History of Science 
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice [WI]3
MGSE 2111Applications of Teaching and Learning Theories to Classroom Practice (grades 4-12)3
TESL 3631Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners23
MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra [WI]3
MATH 3137Real & Complex Analysis I3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 3138Real & Complex Analysis II3
MGSE 3404Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities3
MATH 3003Theory of Numbers3
Select one of the following:3
Modern Geometry I 
Euclidean Geometry 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving [WI]3
MGSE 4189Project-Based Instruction3
SPED 3187Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum3
MGSE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) [WI]3
MATH 2031Probability and Statistics3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MGSE 4888Student Teaching in Grades 4-129
MGSE 4801Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Grades 4-12 Education3
SPED 4103Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 127