Mathematics and Education – Secondary

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 Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
MA 130 – Foundations of Analysis I (Track A) or MA 220 –Calculus I (Track B) (based on placement)** 3 or 4 Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
Core: HI 101 – Roots of the West or HI 102 – The Shaping of the West*** 3 Core: Science – Biological or Physical Science 4
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: TH 102 – Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211: Child Psychology 3    
Total: 16 or 17 Total: 15 or 16
       
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
MA 207 – Application of Statistics I (Tracks A and B) 3 ED 447 – Instructional Technology**** 3
Core Literature – EN xxx 3 Core: PH 102 – Intro. to Philosophy 3
  3    
Total: 16 or 15 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 –Integrating Technology into Mathematics (Tracks A and B) 3
Mathematics Major Elective**** (Tracks A and B) 3 Mathematics Major Elective**** (Tracks A and B) 3

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

3 ED 448S – Instructional Design I**** 3
Core: Social Science – PS 216: Adolescent Psychology 3 Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474, or 476 3
       
Total: 16 Total:  15
       
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 449S – Instruct. Design **** 3    
Enriched Core Cluster – (Ethical Inquiry /Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3    
Total: 16 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.

**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 first course in the recommended sequence. Students who are placed in MA 220 in the Fall should follow the second course in the recommended sequence.

*** 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, 449S, ED 470 and ED 475.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121

GPA: 3.0

Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-

 

Elementary Education K-5 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
ED 447 Instructional Technology 0 3
1st Semester Junior    
ED 348 Sec. Content Area Learn. & Lit. 40 3
2nd Semester Junior    
ED 448E Instruct. Design I: Mathematics

  • TAKE CONTENT KNOWLEDGE PRAXIS
60 3
1st Semester Senior    

ED 449S Instructional Design II

? MUST HAVE PASSED CONTENT KNOWLEDGE PRAXIS

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  
ED360 Behavior Mgmt. Strategies for Inclusive & Self-Contained Classrooms 25  
ED380 Specialized Instruction in Reading 12  
ED460 Inclusive Practices 12  

 


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