English 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
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: Fine Arts – AH 245 Art Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West** 3 Core: Science – BI 103 Biological Principles andBI 103L Biological Principles Lab** 4
Core: Social Science – PS 211 Child Psychology 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Math – MA 117 or MA 130 (based on placement)** 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 16
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature 3 EN 306 English Literature 3
English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)*** 3 English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)*** 3
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Foundations of Education 3 ED 331 Intro. to Education of Exceptional Child*** 3
Core: Math – MA 116 (based on placement) or elective/core/major requirement** 3 ED 447 Instructional Technology**** 3
Core: Science – PY 101 Survey of Physical Sciences** 3 Core: SS 101 Topics in Social Studies** 3
    Core: Social Science – PS 209 Prenatal/Infant Psychology 3
Total: 15 Total: 18
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 305 American Literature***** 3 EN 401 Shakespeare: Plays of Politics or EN 417 Shakespeare: Plays of Love 3
English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)*** 3 English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)*** 3
ED 340 Teaching Read./Lang. Arts/Elem.**** 3 ED 448E Instruct. Design I Mathematics**** 3
Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Core: Fine Arts – MU 245 Music Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3 Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474 or 476 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 410 Capstone Seminar 3 ED 470 Student Teaching**** 9
Comprehensive Exam****** 0 ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar**** 3
English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)*** 3    
ED 449E Instruct. Design II Social Studies & Science**** 3    
Enriched Core Cluster Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 15 Total: 12

*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 their math core prior to taking ED 448E. Students must complete their history and science core prior to taking ED 449E.
***Students may substitute one of their five 300 or 400-level electives with the following 200-level courses: EN 207, EN 221, EN 226 or EN 229.
****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.
*****Students may substitute EN 305 with EN 313 American Novel that is offered every other spring semester. Student should consult with advisor/department.
******English majors are expected to write a comprehensive essay demonstrating their mastery of clear purposeful prose and the tools of literary analysis in order to obtain a degree in English. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in the major to take the examination and in order to graduate with a B.A. in English.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits
GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-
Minimum Grade in Content Major & Core (English, Math, History, & Science) Courses: C

Checklist for the English Major* Required Taken Grade

 *Students majoring in English/Education must refer to the English and Education Suggested Four Year Major Plan.
(30 credits: 15 required and 15 electives)


Masterpieces of Western Literature





 Renaissance Poetry & Prose





 Literature of Romantic Movement





 American Literature or 313 (see note below)





 English Literature





 Modern Drama





 Age of Milton





 Age of Chaucer





 English Novel





 American Novel (see note below)





 Children’s Literature





 Literary Criticism





 Celtic Voices





 Writing Power





 Catholic Writers





 Modern Irish Drama





 Teaching Writing: Theory & Practice





 Writing for the Professions





 Shakespeare: Play of Politics OR 417





 Shakespeare: Play of Love





 Age of Satire





 Literature of the Victorian Age





 Medieval Literature





 Creative Writing





 Modern Poetry





 English Seminar





 Contemporary Poetry





 Contemporary Fiction





 Journalism: Newswriting





 Masterpieces of Short Fiction





 Journalism: Editing & Copy Reading





 History & Structure of the English Language (see note below)










Independent Study (with permission)




ONE of the following 200 level course may be counted as a major elective


 Global Literature





 Women in Literature





 Psych & Literature





 Literature & Arts




Note : English majors seeking secondary certification MUST take EN 420 History & Structure of the English Language and EN 305 American Literature.


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)    

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