University Requirements

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

All students (including transfer 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 by meeting the following minimum College requirements:

  • Completion of program requirements as detailed on the academic plan.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required Education Courses.
  • Earn a "C-" or above in all required University General Education Courses.
  • Students in Secondary Education must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.0 GPA in their content area courses.

For additional college and certification requirements, refer to the College Requirements page.

Required Courses

Major Requirements

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

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

EDUC 2103

Socio-cultural Foundations of Education in the United States1

3

EDUC 2109

Adolescent Development for Educators1

3

EDUC 2296

Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice (WI)

3

EDUC 2306

Assessment and Evaluation

3

MGSE 2111

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

3

MGSE 3796

Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines, 7-12

3

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education1

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 Learners

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

45

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

Program Requirements

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

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

MATH 1021 OR
EDUC 1017

College Algebra1 OR
Algebra and Algebraic Thinking for Educators

4

MGSE 3466

Methods and Materials in Secondary Social Studies

3

MGSE 4465

Teaching for Understanding in Secondary Social Studies

3

Total Credit Hours

10

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

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 (literature, but not children's literature) course. No 0700 or pre-college level course can count.

Academic Content Areas - History, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Sociology and Urban Studies

Second program (major) courses should be chosen in accordance with major requirements outlined by the College of Liberal Arts' relevant Department; requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin

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. 

Review the current Temple Bulletin - https://bulletin.temple.edu >>

Program Contact

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