English and Education (Secondary)

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell College 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: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211 Child Psychology 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
       
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: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 ED 447 Instructional Technology*** 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474 or 476 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 305 American Literature 3 EN 401 Shakespeare: Plays of Politics orEN 417 Shakespeare: Plays of Love 3
EN 420 History and Structure of the English Language 3 English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)** 3

ED 348 Sec. Content Area Learn. & Lit.***

3 ED 448S Instructional Design I*** 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Core: Social Science – PS 216 Adolescent Psychology 3
Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3 Elective 3
Elective 3    
Total: 18 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 449S Instructional Design II*** 3    
Elective 3    
Elective 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 may substitute one of their four 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.
****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): 120 credits
GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-
Minimum Grade in Content Major Courses: C

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

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Field Hours Credits

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


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