Mathematics and Education – Elementary

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 MA 131 – Foundations of Analysis II (Track A) or MA 221 – Calculus II (Track B) (based on placement)** 3 or 4
Core: EN 111 – College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119&120 by placement 3 Core: HI 101 – Roots of the West or HI 102 – The Shaping of the West*** 3
MA 130 – Foundations of Analysis I (Track A) or MA 220 –Calculus I (Track B) (based on placement)** 3 or 4 MA 207 – Application of Statistics I (Tracks A and B) 3
Core: Science – PY 101: Survey of Physical Sciences*** 3 Core: Science – BI 103: Biological Principles and BI 103L: Biological Principles Lab*** 4
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Fine Arts – AH 245: Art Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211: Child Psychology 3    
Total: 16 or 17 Total: 16 or 17
       
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 220 – Calculus I (Track A) or MA 324 –Calculus III (Track B) 4 MA 214 – Linear Algebra (Tracks A and B) 3
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track A) or MA 309 – Foundations of Mathematics (Track B) 3 MA 221 – Calculus II (Track A) or MA 325 – Calculus IV (Track B) 4
ED 206 – Phil. & Hist. Foundations of Education 3 ED 331 – Intro. to Education of Exceptional Child***** 3
Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3 ED 447 – Instructional Technology***** 3
SS 101 – Topics in Social Studies*** 3 Core: Fine Arts – MU 245: Music Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3
Core Literature – EN xxx 3    
Total: 19 Total: 16
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 309 – Foundations of Mathematics (Track A) orEnriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track B) 3 MA 325 – Calculus IV (Track A) or Elective/Core (Track B)  3
MA 324 – Calculus III (Track A) or Mathematics Major Elective**** (Track B) 3 or 4 MA 413 – Mathematical App. through Digital Technology (Tracks A and B) 3
MA 307 – Modern Geometry (Tracks A and B) 3 Mathematics Major Elective**** (Tracks A and B) 3

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

3 ED 448E – Instruct. Design I: Mathematics***** 3
Core: PH 102 – Intro. to Philosophy 3 Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474, or 476 3
Core: Social Science – PS 209: Prenatal/Infant Psychology 3 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 18 or 19 Total:  18
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 420 – Abstract Algebra (Tracks A and B) 3 ED 470 – Student Teaching***** 9
MA 450 – Coordinating Seminar (Tracks A and B) 1 ED 475 – Student Teaching Seminar***** 3
Mathematics Major Elective**** (Tracks A and B) 3    
Mathematics Major Elective**** (Track A) or Elective/Core (Track B) 3    
ED 449E – Instruct. Design II: Social Studies & Science***** 3    
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 12

*A second writing intensive (WI) 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.

**Suggested Four-Year Major Plan includes two tracks based on initial math placement. Students who are placed in MA 130 in the Fall, should follow the recommended sequence in Track A. Students who are placed in MA 220 in the Fall should follow the recommended sequence in Track B.

***Students must complete their Math CORE prior to taking ED 338E. Students must complete their History and Science CORE prior to taking ED 449E.

****Students must complete three additional math course at the 200-level or higher.

*****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): 131 credits 
GPA: 3.0 
Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-
Minimum Grade in Content Major & Core (English, Math, History, & Science) Courses: C

Elementary Education K-6 Certification 3.0 GPA required Field Hr. Credits
1st Semester SophomoreStudents Apply to Education Division    
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 0 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 10014
60 3
2nd Semester Senior    
ED 470 Student Teaching   9
ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar   3
     
Additional Certifications Field Hr Cr.
Teacher of Students with Disabilities    
ED351 Assessment Issues 12 3
ED360 Behavior Mgmt. Strategies for Inclusive & Self-Contained Classrooms 25 3
ED380 Specialized Instruction in Reading 12 3
ED460 Inclusive Practices 12 3
Teacher of Preschool through Grade Three (PreK-3    
ED333 Curriculum in Early Childhood Educ.   3
ED332 Methods in Early Childhood Educ.   3
Take Praxis 10022 Early Child. Content    
Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Grades 5-8)    
ED348 Secondary Content Area Learning & Literacy 40 3
PS216 Adolescent Psychology   3
Take Praxis and additional courses for specific content areas (English, Science, Math, Social Studies)    

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