Art Education (Secondary)


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: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211 Child Psychology 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 AR 220 Digital Art I 3
AH 212 World Art I 3 AR 227 Life Drawing I 3
AR 250 Sculpture I 3 AR 204 Color Theory 3
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Foundations of Education 3 AH 215 World Art II 3
Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3 ED 331 Intro. to Education of Exceptional Child*** 3
    ED 447 – Instructional Technology*** 3
Total: 15 Total: 18
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 310 Junior Comprehensive 1 Core: Social Science – PS 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
AR 243 Ceramics I or AR 229 Photography I 3 Printmaking Major Elective (AR 233, AR 235 or AR 315) 3
ED 348 Sec. Content Area Learn. & Lit.*** 3 ED 448S Instructional Design*** 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3 AH 214 Modern Art 3
Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474 or 476 3 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
Fourth and Fifth Years
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
AR 455 Senior Seminar 2 AR 465 Senior Exhibition 2
ED 449S Instructional Design II*** 1 ED 470 Student Teaching**** 9
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar**** 3
Core: Fine Arts – MU 122, MU 220 or MU 240 3    
Elective 3    
Total: 12 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.
***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): 120 credits
GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade in Content Major Courses: C
Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-

SECONDARY EDUCATION (3.0 GPA Required) Field Hours Credits
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 348 Sec. Content Area Learn. & Lit. 40 3
2nd Semester Junior
ED 448S Instructional Design I 60 3
• Take Content Knowledge Praxis    
1st Semester Senior
ED 449S Instructional Design II 60 3
• Must have passed Content Knowledge Praxis    
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