SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

University Requirements

All students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum. 

All 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 with a recommendation for Pennsylvania teacher certification upon the successful completion of their program requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or must meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education's qualifying Praxis score standards. All students seeking to graduate with the recommendation for certification must also meet the requirements for Candidacy.

The required total minimum credit hours for the Middle Grades Education concentration in Social Studies is 124. These credit hours are satisfied by taking courses in four categories:

  1. University General Education requirements (General Education)
  2. Education courses
  3. Teacher Education Certification Courses (i.e. methods and student teaching)
  4. Concentration courses

Required Courses

Major Requirements

Major Requirements for the BSEd in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Social Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

EDUC 2103

Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States1

3

EDUC 2109

Adolescent Development for Educators3

3

EDUC 2296

Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice

3

EDUC 2306

Assessment and Evaluation

3

MGSE 2111

Applications of Teaching and Learning Theories to Classroom Practice (grades 4-12)

3

MGSE 3196

Teaching and Learning Literacy in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 3404

Teaching and Learning Math in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 3405

Teaching and Learning Science in the Middle Grades

3

MGSE 4296

Cultures, Communities, and Families

3

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education3

3

SPED 3187

Integrated Literacy and Special Education Practicum

3

SPED 3211

Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities

3

SPED 4103

Classroom Management and Positive Behavior Support

3

TESL 3631

Principles and Practice for Teaching English Learners3

3

Student Teaching

MGSE 4801

Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Grades 4-12 Education

3

MGSE 4888

Student Teaching in Grades 4-12

9

Total Credit Hours

54

Lists the courses required for the major in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Social Studies

Program Requirements

Program Requirements for the BSEd in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Social Studies

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

BIOL 1011

General Biology I2

4

BIOL 1012 OR
PHYS 1022

General Biology II2 OR
Introduction to General Physics II

4

ECON 1001 OR
ECON 1103

Introduction to the Economy OR
Global Economics Issues

3

ENG 2501 OR
ENG 2502 OR
ENG 2503

Introduction to British Writing OR
Introduction to American Writing OR
Introduction to Global Writing

3

GUS 2002 OR
GUS 2014

Space and Place OR
Urban Geography

3

HIST 1001 OR
HIST 2103 OR
HIST 3101

History of Philadelphia OR
African American History to 1865 OR
Colonial America

3

HIST 1101 OR
HIST 1102

U.S. History to 1877 OR
U.S. History since 1877

3

HIST 1702 OR
HIST 2304 OR
HIST 2511

World History Modern OR
20th Century Europe: A Continent in Crisis OR
Introduction to African History

3

HIST 2104 OR
HIST 2111 OR
HIST 2216 OR
HIST 2217

African American History 1865-Present OR
Recent American History OR
U.S. Civil War OR
Vietnam War

3

MATH 1015

Introduction to Numbers & Figures1

4

MATH 1021

College Algebra1

4

MATH 1022

Precalculus1

4

PHYS 1021

Introduction to General Physics I2

4

POLS 1101 OR
POLS 1301

The American Political System OR
International Politics

3

Total Credit Hours

48

Lists the courses required for the program in Middle Grades Education with a concentration in Social Studies

These courses must be completed with a C- or better to be eligible for Candidacy approval. Pre-Candidacy coursework includes a variety of courses, including a minimum of 1) two college-level math courses totaling at least six credits, 2) one college-level writing/composition course with a minimum of three credits (GenEd Analytical Reading and Writing), and 3) one literature course with a minimum of three credits (Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life, or Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good, or an ENG 2000 level course as specified in footnote 6); no 0700 or pre-college level courses can count toward these requirements.
The sequence of either 1) BIOL 1011 and BIOL 1012 or 2)CHEM 1021 + CHEM 1023 and CHEM 1022 + CHEM 1024 constitutes a waiver for the two (2) GenEd Science and Technology (GS) courses required in the GenEd Science and Technology (GS) category if the courses are completed with a C- or better; students must complete all requirements in one sequence or the other. Completion of PHYS 1004 with a C- or better constitutes a waiver for one (1) of the two courses required in the GenEd Science and Technology (GS) category. Completion of PHYS 1021 with a C- or better constitutes a waiver for one (1) of the two courses required in the GenEd Science and Technology (GS) category.
Completion of 1) SPED 2231, 2) EDUC 2109 and 3) TESL 3631 constitute the waiver for the GenEd Human Behavior (GB) category if the courses are completed with a C- or better.

Note: About Summer II / Fall 2020 Program Changes

In response to changes in certification requirements issued by the Pennslyvania Department of Education, the College of Education and Human Development has modified the program requirements for several academic programs.  These changes, as approved by Temple's Board of Trustees, are effective for students beginning their program in Summer II 2020 or Fall 2020 and beyond.  To ensure students can adequately plan their course of study, the college is posting the revised program requirements.  This information will remain available until the updated 2020-2021 Temple Bulletin is published in August 2020. 

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Program Contact

Tim Fukawa-Connelly, associate professor of teaching and learning, is faculty coordinator of the Middle Grades Education program. 
Email: tim.fc@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-6206