This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 - Earth Science

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3-4
MAT181 Pre-Calculus * or Elective3-4
GLG220/221/299 Physical Geology & Lab4
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDS340 Soc & Phil Foundations of Education (GE: USST)**3
EDS371 Child Psychology & Development (GE: SSCI)**3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3-4
GLG120 Weather and Environment (NSCI)4

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
GEO273 Physical Geography (GE: NSCI)3
MAT140 Math for Elementary School Teachers I3
EED371 Development Appropriate Practices, Childhood3
EED415 The Development of Symbolic Representation, Language, and Literacy3
CHE201/211 General Chemistry I & Lab I4
MAT240 Math for Elem School Teachers II (GE:MATH)3
EED412 Curriculum II: Preschool and Kindergarten3
EED370 Educ of Div Pops in Early Chld & Elem Schools(GE:DIV)3
GLG301 Historical Geology4
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EED375 Teaching Reading in Elem School I (WI)3
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms3
EED301 Fieldwork I (Pre-K-2)1
GLG311 Mineralogy and Crystallography4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3-4
PHY205 Explore Solar Sys or PHY206 Explore Universe (GE:NSCI)3
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School6
EED302 Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork)1
GLG305 Paleontology or GLG 303 Geomorphology4
GLG339 Natural Resources & Energy or other Upper-Div. Elec3-4
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EED376 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School II3
EED379 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School3
EED303 Fieldwork Experience 31
GLG331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3-4
EED404 Student Teaching, Primary Setting6
EED405 Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting6
EED406 Student Teaching Seminar1


* Take Pre-Calculus if Math Placement Level = 4. If MPL is below 4, consult advisor. If MPL is 5 or above, take elective.

**Upper Division; need instructor permission

Total Credits: 123-129