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Professional Requirements (Birth - grade 2)

Transfer courses for which advanced standing credit has been given and which are comparable to those listed for these requirements may be acceptable under advisement.


Liberal Arts............................15 credits
GEO273 Basic Physical Geography (3)
MAT140 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1 (3)
MAT240 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2 (3)
xxxxxx Language other than English (6)

Education...............................12 credits
EDS340 Sociological & Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)
EDS371 Child Psychology & Development (3)
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms (3)
EED370 Introduction to Education of Diverse Populations (3)

Fieldwork:  30 hours of field experience in an elementary or early childhood learning environment.

NOTE: All above course work in Education and Liberal Arts MUST be completed before the Professional Semester.

Education Program

Methods Semesters.......................18 credits
(To be taken after official admission to the program)
EED411 Curriculum I: Infants and Toddlers (3)
EED415 Development of Symbolic Representation, Language and Literacy (3)
EED412 Curriculum II: Pre-school and Kindergarten (3)
EED414 Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Children (3)
EED413 Curriculum III: Grades 1 and 2 (3)
EED375 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School I (3)
EED393/493 Field Experience I/II

Student Teaching Semester..............12 credits
In order to register for Student Teaching, the student must have receives a grade no lower than "C" in each one of the Professional Semester courses.
EED493 Student Teaching Elementary, Pre-school and Kindergarten (6)
EED493 Student Teaching Elementary, Grades 1 and 2 (6)

Students in the Elementary Education Childhood (grade 1-6) and Early Childhood (Birth-grade 2) curriculum take selected course work under advisement to fulfill the College's General Education requirements. All New Paltz students, with 30 credits and a GPA of 2.75 or better, must see the Education Advisor (SCB 112) concerning the education curricular programs meeting the general education requirements.