Overview
The Department of Mathematics prepares students for careers, graduate study and professional programs requiring solid mathematical, quantitative or analytical skills.
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Technology with Teaching is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" secondary education teacher-training program. The BS in Mathematics and Technology with Teaching provides broad training in mathematics and prepares students for a career in secondary school teaching or an entry level position as a mathematics specialist. The education courses in this major include supervised teaching in school district classrooms and emphasize inquiry-based approaches to learning. Students in the BS in Mathematics and Technology 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:
- a BS with Teaching degree and
- meet GPA and testing requirements of the state of Pennsylvania.
Students will be scheduled once each semester to meet with the TUteach advisor to ensure that students have knowledge of academic programming, internships opportunities and testing options that include test preparation. The state of Pennsylvania has specific candidacy requirements. The TUteach advisor will also help the students complete and submit the candidacy documents. All students joining the program in their freshman year must complete the PAPA examination or acquire the PAPA waiver within their first 72 credits. Transfer students, from within Temple and those from other institutions, will build a tailored program with the academic and testing benchmarks structured for efficient degree completion with the TUteach advisor. Students are encouraged to complete the appropriate PRAXIS II examination prior to student teaching. Students are encouraged to take internship courses to expand their teaching portfolio or select elective courses that will extend their knowledge of science and teaching practice.
Campus Location: Main
Program Code: ST-MTTC-BS
Distinction in Major
To graduate with distinction in this major, a student must satisfy the following criteria:
- achieve a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 major GPA;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 in the Mathematics courses required for the major;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 in the Engineering courses required for the major;
- successfully complete MATH 3141, MATH 3142 and MATH 4051 instead of MATH 3137 and MATH 3138;
- successfully complete MATH 3098 instead of MATH 3096;
- achieve a minimum 3.50 GPA in the following courses:
- achieve a minimum 3.90 GPA in the following courses:
Undergraduate Contact Information
Susan Varnum, Program Director and Professor of Chemistry
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Science Education
College of Science and Technology
Gladfelter Hall, Room 629
215-204-6390 or 215-204-4073
susan.varnum@temple.edu
Kathleen McKinley, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor (Mathematics Education) and Instructor of Practice
College of Science and Technology
Gladfelter Hall, Room 631
215-204-9252
kathleen.mc.kinley@temple.edu
Kenneth Ruff, TUteach Faculty Advisor, Academic Programs Director, and Assistant Professor of Practice
College of Science and Technology
Gladfelter Hall, Room 656
215-204-3628
kruff@temple.edu
Brian Rider, Mathematics Department Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 638
215-204-7841
mathematics@temple.edu
Maria Lorenz, Mathematics Department Vice Chair
Wachman Hall, Room 610
215-204-7852
mathadvising@temple.edu
Boris Datskovsky, Mathematics Department Director of Undergraduate Studies
Wachman Hall, Room 632
215-204-7847
mathadvising@temple.edu
Shawn Fagan, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs
College of Engineering, Room 349
215-204-8825
shawn.fagan@temple.edu
Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Technology with Teaching.
These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.
Bachelor of Science Requirements
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
- University Requirements (124 total s.h.)
- Students must complete all University requirements including those listed below.
- All undergraduate students must complete at least two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits at Temple as part of their major. The specific writing-intensive course options for this major are:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Introduction to Modern Algebra Senior Problem Solving Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) - 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.
- College Requirements
- A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- A minimum of 45 of these credits must be upper-level (courses numbered 2000 and above).
- Complete a one-credit first-year or transfer seminar.
- A minimum of 90 total credits within the College of Science & Technology (CST), the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), and/or the College of Engineering (ENG).
- Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (98-101 s.h.)^{1}
At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 7 Math, 2 Engineering, and 3 Education 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.Course List Code Title Credit Hours Mathematics MATH 1041 Calculus I 4 or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I MATH 1042 Calculus II 4 or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II MATH 2021 Functions and Modeling (S) 3 MATH 2043 Calculus III 4 or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III MATH 2061 Euclidean Geometry (S) 3 MATH 2101 Linear Algebra 3-4 or MATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 3 MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 3 MATH 3031 Probability Theory I 3 MATH 3096 Introduction to Modern Algebra 3 MATH 3137 Real & Complex Analysis I (F) 3 MATH 3138 Real & Complex Analysis II (S) 3 MATH 4096 Senior Problem Solving 3 One Mathematics 3000+ elective ^{2} 3 Chemistry or Physics Select one of the following sets: ^{3} 8 General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory IIHonors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
and Honors General Chemical Science II
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory IIElementary Classical Physics I or PHYS 1961Honors Elementary Classical Physics I or PHYS 2021General Physics I or PHYS 2921Honors General Physics I andElementary Classical Physics II or PHYS 1962Honors Elementary Classical Physics II or PHYS 2022General Physics II or PHYS 2922Honors General Physics II Engineering Foundation courses Select one of the following: 3 Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving Honors Introduction to Engineering ENGR 1117 Engineering Graphics 2 Engineering Concentration Courses Select two courses within the same track: ^{3} 6-8 Track 1 - Environment Physical Geology Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology or CEE 3711Environmental Engineering Track 2 - Robotics Electrical Engineering Science I
and Electrical Engineering Science I LabDigital Circuit Design
and Digital Circuit Design LaboratoryTrack 3 - Energy Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics Renewable and Alternative Energy Track 4 - Bioengineering Frontiers in Bioengineering Cell Biology for Engineers or BIOL 3334Mammalian Physiology College of Science & Technology SCTC 1013 Elements of Data Science for the Physical and Life Sciences 3 SCTC 1389 Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners 2 SCTC 3001 History of Science 3 SCTC 3312 Coding STEM Lessons ^{4} 1 Education EDUC 2179 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science 3 EDUC 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 4 EDUC 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 3 MGSE 2189 Classroom Interactions (S) 3 or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom MGSE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) 3 MGSE 4189 Project-Based Instruction (F) 3 or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments SPED 2231 Introduction to Special Education 3 Research Methods BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091 Research Methods (S) 3 Total Credit Hours 98-101 Course List Code Title Credit Hours (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 }
MATH 2041, MATH 2941, MATH 2045, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill the Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above.
- ^{ 3 }
Most engineering concentration courses require either Chemistry or Physics as a prerequisite, so students should choose the course that best prepares them for their intended track. The Environment and Bioengineering tracks cannot be completed without the chemistry sequence, and the Robotics and Energy tracks cannot be completed without the physics sequence.
- ^{ 4 }
All students are required to take a minimum of one credit.
Suggested Academic Plan
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Technology with Teaching
Suggested Plan for New Students Starting in the 2023-2024 Academic Year
Year 1 | ||
---|---|---|
Fall | Credit Hours | |
MATH 1041 or MATH 1941 | Calculus I or Honors Calculus I | 4 |
Select one of the following: ^{1} | 4 | |
General Chemistry I and General Chemistry Laboratory I | ||
Honors General Chemical Science I and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I | ||
Elementary Classical Physics I | ||
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F) | ||
General Physics I | ||
Honors General Physics I (F) | ||
SCTC 1001 | CST First Year Seminar | 1 |
SCTC 1013 | Elements of Data Science for the Physical and Life Sciences | 3 |
SCTC 1389 | Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners | 2 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 17 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 1042 or MATH 1942 | Calculus II or Honors Calculus II | 4 |
Select one of the following: ^{1} | 4 | |
General Chemistry II and General Chemistry Laboratory II | ||
Honors General Chemical Science II and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II | ||
Elementary Classical Physics II | ||
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S) | ||
General Physics II | ||
Honors General Physics II (S) | ||
Select one of the following: | 3 | |
Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology | ||
Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving | ||
Honors Introduction to Engineering | ||
ENG 0802 | Analytical Reading and Writing or Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL or Honors Writing About Literature | 4 |
Credit Hours | 15 | |
Year 2 | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 2043 or MATH 2943 | Calculus III or Honors Calculus III | 4 |
MATH 2101 or MATH 2103 | Linear Algebra or Linear Algebra with Computer Lab | 3-4 |
ENGR 1117 | Engineering Graphics | 2 |
EDUC 2179 | Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science | 3 |
IH 0851 or IH 0951 | Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life or Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life | 3 |
Elective | 1-0 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 2021 | Functions and Modeling (S) | 3 |
MATH 2061 | Euclidean Geometry (S) | 3 |
MATH 2111 | Basic Concepts of Math | 3 |
SPED 2231 | Introduction to Special Education | 3 |
IH 0852 or IH 0952 | Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good or Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 18 | |
Year 3 | ||
Fall | ||
MATH 3003 | Theory of Numbers | 3 |
MATH 3137 | Real & Complex Analysis I (F) | 3 |
Engineering Concentration Elective ^{1} | 3-4 | |
SCTC 3001 | History of Science | 3 |
MGSE 3796 | Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines (grades 7-12) | 3 |
Elective | 1-0 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Spring | ||
MATH 3096 | Introduction to Modern Algebra | 3 |
MATH 3138 | Real & Complex Analysis II (S) | 3 |
Select one of the following: | 3 | |
Classroom Interactions (S) | ||
Science and Mathematics in the Classroom | ||
Select one of the following: | 3 | |
Research Methods (S) | ||
Research Methods (S) | ||
Research Methods (S) | ||
Research Methods (S) | ||
Engineering Concentration Elective ^{1} | 3-4 | |
Elective | 1-0 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Year 4 | ||
Fall | ||
Mathematics Elective (3000+) ^{2} | 3 | |
MATH 3031 | Probability Theory I | 3 |
MATH 4096 | Senior Problem Solving | 3 |
SCTC 3312 | Coding STEM Lessons ^{3} | 1 |
Select one of the following: | 3 | |
Project-Based Instruction (F) | ||
Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments | ||
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 16 | |
Spring | ||
EDUC 4388 | TUteach Apprentice Teaching | 4 |
EDUC 4802 | TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar | 3 |
GenEd Breadth Course | 3 | |
Credit Hours | 10 | |
Total Credit Hours | 124 |
- ^{ 1 }
The two (2) Engineering concentration electives must be chosen from the same track. See major requirements for details. Most engineering concentration courses require either Chemistry or Physics as a prerequisite, so students should choose the course that best prepares them for their intended track. The Environment and Bioengineering tracks cannot be completed without the chemistry sequence, and the Robotics and Energy tracks cannot be completed without the physics sequence.
- ^{ 2 }
MATH 2041, MATH 2941, MATH 2045, or MATH 2121 may be used to fulfill the Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above.
- ^{ 3 }
All students are required to take a minimum of one credit.
Code | Title | Credit Hours |
---|---|---|
(F) - Fall only course | ||
(S) - Spring only course |