Art and Education (Elementary)


The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 111 Drawing I 3 AR 118 3D-Design 3
AR 113 2D Design 3 AR 280 Painting I 3
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 Core: Math – MA 117 or MA 130 (based on placement)*** 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & 120 by placement) 3 Core: Science – BI 103 Biological Principles and BI 103L Biological Principles Lab*** 4
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211 Child Psychology 3    
Total: 16 Total: 16
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
 SS 101 Topics in Social Studies***” 3 AR 227 Life Drawing I 3
AH 212 World Art I 3 AH 215 World Art II 3
AR 250 Sculpture I 3 ED 331 Intro. to Education of Exceptional Child**** 3
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Foundations of Education 3 ED 447 Instructional Technology**** 3
Core: Math MA 116 (based on placement) or elective/core/major requirement*** 3 AR 204 Color Theory 3
Core: Science PY 101 Survey of Physical Sciences*** 3 AR 220 Digital Art I 3
Total: 18 Total: 18
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 310 Junior Comprehensive 1 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
AR 243 Ceramics I or AR 229 Photography I 3 Printmaking Major Elective (AR 233, AR 235 or AR 315) 3

ED 340 Teaching Read./Lang. Arts/Elem****

3 ED 448E Instructional Design I: Mathematics**** 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West*** 3 AH 214 Modern Art 3
Core: Fine Arts – AH 245 Art Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3 Core: Fine Arts – MU 245 Music Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3
Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474 or 476 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 16 Total: 18
Fourth and Fifth Years
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 455 Senior Seminar 2 AR 465 Senior Exhibition 2
ED 449E Instructional Design II: Social Studies & Science**** 3 ED 470 Student Teaching**** 9
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar**** 3
Core: Social Science – PS 209 Prenatal/Infant Psychology 3    
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 17 Total: 14

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

**Students must complete two additional studio courses; one course must be both 300-level or higher and in the student’s area of concentration.

***Students must complete math core prior to taking ED 448E. Students must complete history and science core prior to taking ED 449E.

****Student must attain and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and apply and be accepted to the education major in order to register for these classes. Students must also pass the Praxis in order to register to take ED 470 and ED 475.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 132 credits
GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-
Minimum Grade in Content Major & Core (English, Math, History, & Science) Courses: C

1st Semester Sophomore (Students Apply to Division of Education)
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Found. of Education 9 3
2nd Semester Sophomore    
ED 331 Intro. to Educ. of Exceptional Child 25 3
ED 447 Instructional Technology   3
1st Semester Junior
ED 340 Teaching Reading/Language Arts/Elem. • Take Praxis 10014 40 3
2nd Semester Junior
ED 448E Instruct. Design I: Mathematics 60 3
1st Semester Senior
ED 449E Instruct. Design II: Soc. Stu. & Sci. • To register for this course the student must have passed Praxis 5031 60 3
2nd Semester Senior
ED 470 Student Teaching   9
ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar   3
Teacher of Students with Disabilities
ED 351 Assessment Issues 12 3
ED 360 Behavior Mgmt. Strategies for Inclusive & Self-Contained Classrooms 25 3
ED 380 Specialized Instruction in Reading 12 3
ED 460 Inclusive Practices 12 3
Teacher of Preschool through Grade Three (PreK-3)
ED 333 Curriculum in Early Childhood Educ.   3
ED 332 Methods in Early Childhood Educ.   3
• Take Praxis 10022 Early Child. Content    
Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Grades 5-8)
ED 348 Secondary Content Area Learning & Literacy 40 3
PS 216 Adolescent Psychology   3
• Take Praxis and additional courses for specific content areas (English, science, math, social studies)