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Earth and Space Science with Teaching, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , PA,
The B.S. with Teaching in Earth & Space Science is part of Temple's innovative "TUteach" secondary education teacher-training program. The B.S. with Teaching provides broad training in Earth & Space 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 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:

  • a B.S. with Teaching degree
  • a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and
  • earn passing scores on the state-required SAT/PAPA tests.

Students are encouraged to stay on track to graduate with an overall GPA of 3.0 by meeting once each semester with a TUteach advisor and by meeting the prerequisite GPA for required courses. GPA and prerequisite course requirements insure that students are well prepared for the significant amounts of supervised classroom teaching required in advanced courses. Attention is specifically directed to the prerequisites required to enroll in SCES 4189 Project-Based Instruction, an advanced course required in all TUteach degrees and recommended to be taken in either the fifth or seventh semester. The prerequisites for this course include entering the course with a GPA of 3.0 and having earned passing scores on the PAPA Test ("Basic Knowledge:" reading, writing, and mathematics) or SAT.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple University is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Temple University offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Process Geomorphology (F)
  • Vertebrate Paleontology and Taphonomy (Fall of odd years)
  • Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (S)
  • Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
  • Differentiated Literacy Instruction in the Disciplines

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Official High School and/or University transcripts with English translations: Your application needs to include all official and original academic records from each secondary school and college or university you’ve attended.
Standardized Tests:
Freshman Applicants: All first-year applicants are required to submit the results of at least one of the following tests: SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE.
Transfer Applicants: Transfer students should submit either the TOEFL iBT ®, IELTS, or PTE unless they meet one of the following exemptions: 
          -  The applicant has successfully completed English composition at a US accredited
             college or university.
          -  English is the applicant's native language.
The required English Proficiency for non-native speakers is as follows: 
          -  TOEFL: 79 
          -  IELTS: 6.0
          -  PTE: 53
Please note that certain majors, including those within the Fox School of Business will require a higher level of proficiency, as follows:
         -  TOEFL: 84
         -  IELTS: 6.5
         -  PTE: 56
Those with language test scores below the required level are still encouraged to apply. Students who need further English language instruction may be eligible for Provisional or Conditional admission offers including the Access Temple Program.
Recommendation LettersAt least one recommendation letter is required of all freshman applicants. It's best to select people such as teachers, counselors, and other academic officials who can describe your talents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28968 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28968 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17928 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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