Mathematics & Computer Science with Teaching, B.S.
Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching.
The B.S. with Teaching in Mathematics and Computer Science is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" teachertraining program. The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Mathematics and Computer 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 inquirybased 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:
 a B.S. with Teaching degree
 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
2152046390 or 2152044073
susan.varnum@temple.edu
Ms. Kathleen McKinley, Master Teacher/Faculty Advisor
College of Science and Technology
400 Carnell Hall
2152049252
kathleen.mc.kinley@temple.edu
Mr. Kenneth Ruff, TUteach Advisor
College of Science and Technology
656 Gladfelter Hall
2152043628
kruff@temple.edu
Dr. Irina Mitrea, Chair
Department of Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 638
2152047841
Dr. Boris Datskovsky, Director of Advising and Coordinated Courses
Department of Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 632
2152047847
bdats@temple.edu
Dr. Maria Lorenz, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
Wachman Hall, Room 610
2152047852
angelone@temple.edu
Dr. Slobodan Vucetic, Chair
Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Science Education and Research Center, Room 304
2152048450
Dr. Gene Kwatny, Vice Chair
Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Science Education and Research Center, Room 304
2152048450
Dr. Anthony Hughes, Content Advisor
Department of Computer & Information Sciences
Science Education and Research Center, Room 344
2152047910
anthony.hughes@temple.edu
Summary of Requirements for the Degree
 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 writingintensive courses at Temple as part of their major. Following is a list of courses that can be used to satisfy the writingintensive requirement:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Introduction to Modern Algebra Senior Problem Solving Perspectives on Science and Mathematics Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 712  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.

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).

Major Requirements for Bachelor of Science (9496 s.h.)^{1}
At least 10 courses required for the major must be completed at Temple. At least 6 Math, 2 Computer Science, 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 Computer & Information Science CIS 1068 Program Design and Abstraction 4 or CIS 1968 Honors Program Design and Abstraction CIS 1166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing I 4 or CIS 1966 Honors Mathematical Concepts in Computing I CIS 2107 Computer Systems and LowLevel Programming 4 CIS 2168 Data Structures 4 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 34 or MATH 2103 Linear Algebra with Computer Lab MATH 2111 Basic Concepts of Math 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 Mathematics or Computer & Information Science MATH 3003 Theory of Numbers 34 or CIS 2166 Mathematical Concepts in Computing II Physics PHYS 1061 Elementary Classical Physics I 4 or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I or PHYS 2021 General Physics I or PHYS 2921 Honors General Physics I PHYS 1062 Elementary Classical Physics II 4 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 1389 Step 1 and 2: InquiryBased Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners 2 SCTC 3312 Coding STEM Lessons ^{2} 1 Education EDUC 2179 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science 3 EDUC 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 6 EDUC 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1 MAES 2189 Classroom Interactions (S) 3 or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom MAES 4189 ProjectBased Instruction (F) 3 or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments SECE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 712 3 SPED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3 Philosophy/History Select one of the following: 3 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics History of Science Research Methods BIOL/CHEM/EES/PHYS 3091 Research Methods 3 Total Credit Hours 9496 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} All students are required to take a minimum of one credit.
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 and Computer Science with Teaching, a student should meet the following requirements:

Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better for the aggregate of courses required for the B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching.

Achieve a 3.50 GPA or better in the Mathematics and Computer Science with Teaching content courses required for the major.

Achieve an overall GPA, including all collegelevel 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.

A student must achieve a GPA of 3.50 or higher in:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MATH 3141 Advanced Calculus I 3 MATH 3142 Advanced Calculus II 3 MATH 3098 Modern Algebra 3 MATH 4051 Complex Analysis 3 Any additional course from the following: MATH 3043 Numerical Analysis I 3 to 4 MATH 3044 Numerical Analysis II 3 MATH 3101 Topics in Modern Algebra 3 Any 4000level course other than individual study
 Achieve a 3.90 GPA in the following courses:
Course List Code Title Credit Hours MAES 2189 Classroom Interactions 3 or SCTC 3485 Science and Mathematics in the Classroom MAES 4189 ProjectBased Instruction 3 or SCTC 4485 Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments EDUC 4802 TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1 EDUC 4388 TUteach Apprentice Teaching 6
Suggested Academic Plan
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science with Teaching
Requirements for New Students starting in the 20182019 Academic Year
Year 1  

Fall  Credit Hours  
CIS 1068 or 1968  Program Design and Abstraction  4 
MATH 1041 or 1941  Calculus I  4 
Select one of the following:  4  
Elementary Classical Physics I  
Honors Elementary Classical Physics I  
General Physics I  
Honors General Physics I  
SCTC 1389  Step 1 and 2: InquiryBased Lesson Design in Science and Mathematics Modified for English Learners  2 
General Education/Elective Credits  3  
Term Credit Hours  17  
Spring  
CIS 1166 or 1966  Mathematical Concepts in Computing I  4 
MATH 1042 or 1942  Calculus II  4 
Select one of the following:  4  
Elementary Classical Physics II  
Honors Elementary Classical Physics II  
General Physics II  
Honors General Physics II  
General Education/Elective Credits  4  
Term Credit Hours  16  
Year 2  
Fall  
CIS 2168  Data Structures  4 
MATH 2043 or 2943  Calculus III  4 
MATH 2101 or 2103  Linear Algebra  34 
EDUC 2179  Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science  3 
General Education/Elective Credits  32  
Term Credit Hours  17  
Spring  
CIS 2107  Computer Systems and LowLevel Programming  4 
MATH 2021  Functions and Modeling (S)  3 
MATH 2111  Basic Concepts of Math  3 
SPED 2231  Introduction to Inclusive Education  3 
General Education/Elective Credits  4  
Term Credit Hours  17  
Year 3  
Fall  
MATH 3096  Introduction to Modern Algebra [WI]  3 
MATH 3137  Real Complex Analysis I (F)  3 
SECE 3796  Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 712 [WI]  3 
Select one of the following:  3  
Perspectives on Science and Mathematics [WI]  
History of Science  
General Education/Elective Credits  4  
Term Credit Hours  16  
Spring  
MATH 2061  Euclidean Geometry (S)  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)  
General Education/Elective Credits  3  
Term Credit Hours  15  
Year 4  
Fall  
Select one of the following:  34  
Theory of Numbers  
Mathematical Concepts in Computing II  
MATH 4096  Senior Problem Solving [WI]  3 
SCTC 3312  Coding STEM Lessons^{1}  1 
Select one of the following:  3  
ProjectBased Instruction (F)  
Integrating STEM Practice in Diverse Teaching Environments  
General Education/Elective Credits  65  
Term Credit Hours  16  
Spring  
EDUC 4388  TUteach Apprentice Teaching  6 
EDUC 4802  TUteach Apprentice Teaching Seminar  1 
General Education/Elective Credits  3  
Term Credit Hours  10  
Total Credit Hours:  124 
Code  Title  Credit Hours 

(F)  Fall only course  
(S)  Spring only course 
^{1}  All students are required to take a minimum of one credit. 