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Five Year Combined B.A./M.A. Program(Education)

(Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA to remain in this program)

The purpose of this program is to allow students to complete their course of study over a 5-year period, and at the end of that 5-year period leave Caldwell University with a bachelor’s degree in their chosen major (e.g. biology, mathematics), elementary education K-6 certification or K-12 teaching certification in their major, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction admission requirements.

The coursework focuses in three main areas of study:

1. The core curriculum

2. The content area or subject matter major (e.g. biology, mathematics, English and social studies)

3. Education coursework leading to a teaching credential and graduate degree

Admissions RequirementProgram Requirements

Students applying to Caldwell University can also apply to the Five-year Combined B.A./M.A.program. These students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 and SAT scores of 1050 (on verbal and math sections). Students will begin this program first semester freshman year. For transfer students who wish to enter the program, they must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50, SAT scores of 1050 (on verbal and math sections only), and a cumulative college GPA of 3.50. This program may take longer for transfer students. All students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program.

Undergraduate Education Courses

ED 206 Philosophical & Historical Foundations of Education

ED 340 Teaching Reading/Language Arts, Elementary

ED 348 Secondary Content Area Learning and Literacy

ED 331 Introduction to Education of the Exceptional Child

ED 470 Student Teaching

ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar

Graduate Education Courses Leading to the M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction

*ED 447 Instructional Technology

*ED 448E Instructional Design I: Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics


ED 448S Instructional Design I: Methods of Teaching Secondary Education

*ED 449E Instructional Design II: Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies and Science


ED 449S Instructional Design II: Methods of Teaching Secondary Education

ED 590 Curriculum in Multicultural Society

ED 599 Integrating Technology into Curriculum and Instruction

ED 598 Strategies for Curriculum Change and Development

ED 610 Educational Research I

ED 611 Educational Research II

ED 580 Models of Teaching and Instruction

ED 575 Ethics, Education, and Society

Subject specific course work at the graduate level

*For students in this program, these three courses will be considered graduate level, and, therefore, will be expected to complete additional assignments.

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If you have any further questions please send us an email at admissions@caldwell.edu