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English and Education (Elementary)


The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University 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 2014-2015 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3 Core: Fine Arts – AH 245 Art Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West** 3 Core: Science – PY 101 Survey of Physical Sciences** 3
Core: Social Science – PS 211 Child Psychology 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: Math – MA 117 or MA 130 (based on placement)** 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Total: 16 Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature 3 EN 306 English Literature 3
English Major Elective*** 3 English Major Elective*** 3
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Foundations of Education 3 ED 331 Intro. to Education of Exceptional Child*** 3
Core: Math – MA 116 (based on placement) or elective/core/major requirement** 3 ED 447 Instructional Technology**** 3
Core: Science – BI 103 Biological Principles andBI 103L Biological Principles Lab** 4 Core: SS 101 Topics in Social Studies** 3
Core: Social Science – PS 209 Prenatal/Infant Psychology 3
Total: 16 Total: 18
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 305 American Literature***** 3 EN 401 Shakespeare: Plays of Politics or EN 417 Shakespeare: Plays of Love 3
English Major Elective*** 3 English Major Elective*** 3
ED 340 Teaching Read./Lang. Arts/Elem.**** 3 ED 448E Instruct. Design I Mathematics**** 3
Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Core: Fine Arts – MU 245 Music Fundamentals for the Elementary Teacher 3 Core: Social Science – SO 231, 323, 343, 474 or 476 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 410 Capstone Seminar 3 ED 470 Student Teaching**** 9
Comprehensive Exam****** 0 ED 475 Student Teaching Seminar**** 3
English Major Elective*** 3
ED 449E Instruct. Design II Social Studies & Science**** 3
Enriched Core Cluster Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 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.
**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 may apply EN 207, EN 221, EN 226 or EN 229 toward their five 300 or 400-level major electives.
****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.
*****Students may substitute EN 305 with EN 313: American Novel which is offered every other spring semester. Students pursuing the Elementary with Subject Matter Specialization (Grades 5-8) must take EN 305. Student should consult with advisor/department.
******English majors are expected to write a comprehensive essay demonstrating their mastery of clear purposeful prose and the tools of literary analysis in order to obtain a degree in English. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in the major to take the examination and in order to graduate with a B.A. in English.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 121 credits
GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grade in Content Major & Core (English, Math, History, & Science) Courses: C
Minimum Grade in Education Major Courses: B-


No.     Course Title Required
 207 Global Literature
 221 Women in Literature
 226 Psych and Literature
 229 Literature and Arts
 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature  X
 302  Renaissance Poetry and Prose
 303  Literature of Romantic Movement
 304  Literature & Diversity (Enriched Core)
 305  American Literature or 313  X
 306  English Literature  X
 307  Modern Drama
 309  Age of Milton
 311  Age of Chaucer
 312  English Novel
 313  American Novel
 314  Children’s Literature
 317  Literary Criticism
 318  Celtic Voices
 320  Writing Power
 324  Catholic Writers(Enriched Core)
 332  Modern Irish Drama
 335  Teaching Writing: Theory & Practice
 338  Writing for the Professions
 345  African-American Literature
 349  Literature & the Environment (Enriched Core)
 401  Shakespeare: Play of Politics OR 417  X
 402  Age of Satire
 403  Literature of the Victorian Age
 405  Medieval Literature
 406  Creative Writing
 409  Modern Poetry
 410  English Seminar  X
 411  Contemporary Poetry
 413  Contemporary Fiction
 414  Journalism: Newswriting
 415  Masterpieces of Short Fiction
 416  Journalism: Editing & Copy Reading
 417  Shakespeare: Plays of Love OR 401
 420  History & Structure of the English Language
 489  Internship
 499 Independent Study (with permission)




1st Semester Sophomore (Students Apply to Division of Education)
ED 206 Phil. & Hist. Found. of Education 9 3
2nd Semester Sophomore
ED 331 Intro. to Educ. of Exceptional Child   Take Praxis 10014 25 3
ED 447 Instructional Technology 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



Additional Certifications

Field Hours Credits
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)