Mathematics with Teaching, B.S.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Teaching.

The B.S. with Teaching in Mathematics is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" secondary education teacher-training program. The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Mathematics, 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. meet GPA and testing requirements of the state of Pennsylvania.

Students will be scheduled once each semester to meet with the TUteach advisor to insure 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. Finally, students are encouraged to complete the appropriate PRAXIS II examination prior to student teaching.

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

Ms. Kathleen McKinley, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor
College of Science and Technology
400 Carnell Hall
215-204-9252
kathleen.mc.kinley@temple.edu

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

Dr. Irina Mitrea, Chair
215-204-7841
Wachman Hall, Room 638

Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Advising and Coordinated Courses
215-204-7847
Wachman Hall, Room 632
bdats@temple.edu

Dr. Maria Lorenz, Director of Undergraduate Studies
215-204-7852
Wachman Hall, Room 610
angelone@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:
      Introduction to Modern Algebra
      Modern Algebra
      Senior Problem Solving
      Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
      Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 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 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 (88-89 s.h.)1
    At least 9 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 7 Math courses 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.

    Computer & Information Science
    Select one of the following:4
    Programming in Matlab
    Computer Programming in C
    Program Design and Abstraction
    Honors Program Design and Abstraction (F)
    Mathematics
    MATH 1041Calculus I4
    or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
    MATH 1042Calculus II4
    or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
    MATH 2021Functions and Modeling (S)3
    MATH 2043Calculus III4
    or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
    MATH 2061Euclidean Geometry (S)3
    MATH 2101Linear Algebra3-4
    or MATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab
    MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
    MATH 3003Theory of Numbers3
    MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
    MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra3
    MATH 3137Real & Complex Analysis I (F)3
    MATH 3138Real & Complex Analysis II (S)3
    MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving3
    One Mathematics elective at the 3000 level or above3
    Physics
    Select one of the following:4
    Elementary Classical Physics I
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics I (F)
    General Physics I
    Honors General Physics I (F)
    Select one of the following:4
    Elementary Classical Physics II
    Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S)
    General Physics II
    Honors General Physics II (S)
    College of Science & Technology
    SCTC 1389Step 1 and 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners2
    SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons 21
    Education
    EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
    EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
    EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
    MAES 2189Classroom Interactions (S)3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    MAES 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
    Research Methods
    BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091Research Methods3
    Total Credit Hours88-89
    (F) - Fall only course
    (S) - Spring only course

CALCULATION OF MAJOR GPA

Courses listed under the major requirements for the degree will be included in the calculation of the major GPA. Courses that could not apply toward the major as an elective or required course would not be counted in the calculation of the major GPA. This would include MATH 1022, for example. 

Distinction in Major

To graduate with a Distinction in Mathematics with Teaching, students must:

  • Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better in the Mathematics courses required for the B.S. in Mathematics with Teaching.

  • Achieve an overall GPA, including all college-level courses, of at least 3.25.

  • Complete MATH 3141, MATH 3142 and MATH 4051 instead of MATH 3137 and MATH 3138, as well as MATH 3098 instead of MATH 3096.

  • Achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher in:

    MATH 3141Advanced Calculus I3
    MATH 3142Advanced Calculus II3
    MATH 3098Modern Algebra3
    MATH 4051Complex Analysis3
    Any additional courses from the following:
    MATH 3043Numerical Analysis I3 to 4
    MATH 3044Numerical Analysis II3
    MATH 3101Topics in Modern Algebra3
    Any 4000-level course other than individual study
  • Achieve a 3.90 GPA in the following courses:

    MAES 2189Classroom Interactions3
    or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom
    MAES 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 Mathematics with Teaching

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
Select one of the following:4
Programming in Matlab 
Computer Programming in C 
Program Design and Abstraction 
Honors Program Design and Abstraction (F) 
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
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) 
EDUC 2179Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science3
General Education/Elective Credits5
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
MATH 2101 or 2103Linear Algebra3-4
Select one of the following:4
Elementary Classical Physics II 
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II (S) 
General Physics II 
Honors General Physics II (S) 
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
General Education/Elective Credits3-2
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
MATH 2021Functions and Modeling (S)3
MATH 2061Euclidean Geometry (S)3
MATH 2111Basic Concepts of Math3
General Education/Elective Credits7
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
MATH 3003Theory of Numbers3
MATH 3137Real Complex Analysis I (F)3
SECE 3796Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 [WI]3
Select one of the following:3
Perspectives on Science and Mathematics [WI] 
History of Science 
General Education/Elective Credits4
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
MATH 3096Introduction to Modern Algebra [WI]3
MATH 3138Real Complex Analysis II (S)3
Select one of the following:3
Research Methods (S) 
Research Methods (S) 
Research Methods (S) 
Research Methods (S) 
Select one of the following:3
Classroom Interactions (S) 
Science and Mathematics in the Classroom 
General Education/Elective Credits4
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
MATH 3031Probability Theory I3
MATH 4096Senior Problem Solving [WI]3
3000+ Math Elective3
SCTC 3312Coding STEM Lessons11
Select one of the following:3
Project-Based Instruction (F) 
Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments 
General Education/Elective Credits4
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
EDUC 4388TUteach Apprentice Teaching6
EDUC 4802TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar1
General Education/Elective Credits3
 Term Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours: 124
(F) - Fall only course
(S) - Spring only course