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 2013-2014 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 
Mathematics Major Elective**** (Track B)
4 or 3 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 Elective/Core (Track B) 4 or 3
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 or 18 Total: 16 or 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 309 – Foundations of Mathematics (Track A) or Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) (Track B) 3 MA 325 – Calculus IV (Tracks A and B)  3
MA 324 – Calculus III (Tracks A and B)  4 MA 413 – Mathematical App. through Digital Technology (Tracks A and B) 3
Mathematics Major Elective**** (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: 19 Total:  18
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
MA 307 – Modern Geometry (Tracks A and B) 3 ED 470 – Student Teaching***** 9
MA 420 – Abstract Algebra (Tracks A and B) 1 ED 475 – Student Teaching Seminar***** 3
MA 450 – Coordinating Seminar (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 448E. 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 449E, ED 470 and ED 475.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 131

GPA: 3.0

Minimum Grade in Content Major and Core (English, Math, History & Science): C

Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-

 

Elementary Education K-6 Certification 3.0 GPA required Field Hr. Credits
1st Semester Sophomore
Students 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
  • Take PRAXIS 10014
0 3
1st Semester Junior    
ED 340 Teaching Reading/Language Arts/Elem. 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

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