Education – Combined B.A./M.A. Program
(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 five-year period, and at the end of that five-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
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. Students must also pass all three parts of the Praxis I: Core Academic Skills for Educators (#5751) in order to be accepted to the Education program and to continue taking any Education courses after ED 206. This program may take longer for transfer students. All students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program.
A Catholic Liberal Arts Education
At the core of a Caldwell education is our liberal arts curriculum, designed to guide students to critical thinking skills, appreciate diverse cultures, and acquire a moral and civic awareness.
Students develop the whole self as they absorb learning through our liberal arts core: the humanities; the physical and biological sciences, and mathematics; and the social sciences.