Secondary Education (BSEd): Science Education

Applicants seeking to become high school science teachers can choose between two programs that differ primarily in terms of the proportion of courses in the science major and the proportion of education-related courses on the nature of adolescents and how to teach.Students seeking certification in any Secondary Education Science program must complete the requirements for both the major in Secondary Education: Science and those for the content (second) major (Physics, Chemistry, or Biology) as specified by the College of Science and Technology. All students in this program must meet with College of Science and Technology (CST) advising office in their first semester at Temple to declare the second major.

Science Education

The Science Education program in the College of Education requires a strong foundation in at least one science discipline with supporting expertise in mathematics as appropriate. Students graduate with an understanding of the nature of science and its complex relationship to the society in which it functions and which it serves. Students complete majors in both a science discipline and in education.

TUteach and Science Education

Students seeking certification in Secondary Education Science may pursue the TUteach program, which is a joint program between the College of Science and Technology and the College of Education.  The TUteach program is grounded in the “How People Learn” framework described in recent National Academy of Science publications and has a strong emphasis on project-based instruction (learning content by intensive exploration of a problem rather than by solely listening to lectures). The TUteach program prepares students to pursue the same career options as other science majors or to teach high school science.

All TUteach degrees lead to a "Bachelor of Science with Teaching" degree, all of which have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for secondary level teaching certification in the content area - grades 7 through 12.

Visit the the TUteach program website for additional information. If you have additional questions about the TUteach program, please contact:

Dr. Janelle Bailey, Assistant Professor and TUteach Co-Director
phone: (215) 204-5195

Major Requirements

Course List
Code Title Credit Hours
EDUC 1255 Inclusive Education for a Diverse Society 3
EDUC 2103 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States 1 3
EDUC 2109 Adolescent Development for Educators 1 3
EDUC 2296 Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice 3
SPED 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 1 3
EDUC 2255 Effective Use of Instructional Technology in Classrooms 3
EDUC 2306 Assessment and Evaluation 3
ENES 3338 Foundations of Language Teaching: Teaching English Language Learners in Grades 4 to 12 3
SECE 3796 Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12 3
EDUC 4111 Classroom and Conflict Management in Grades 4 through 12 3
SECE 4801 Senior Seminar and Performance Assessment in Secondary Education 3
SECE 4688 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 9
Total Credit Hours 42

Course required for candidacy.

Program Requirements for Secondary Education / Science Education

Course List
Code Title Credit Hours
SCES 3146 The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools 3
SCES 4146 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II 3
EDUC 4389 Field Experience 1
EDUC 4389 Field Experience 1
Total Credit Hours 8