Undergraduate Catalog

Eight Semester Plan

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide students 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 students and their academic advisors. In consultation, a student and advisor will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

The plan below reflects General Education (GE4) requirements in effect as of Fall 2019. Students who matriculated prior to that date will find the previous plan associated with their majors here. For a summary of GE4 requirements, see New Paltz General Education Requirements.

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

Early Childhood & Chld Ed B-6 - Art History

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
MAT140 Math for Elementary Sch. Teachers I - Note 13
ARH201 Art of the Western World I (The Arts)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EED415 Development of Symbolic Rep, Language & Lit. - Note 23
EDS371 Child Psych & Development (GE: SSCI) - Note 23
MAT240 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (Mathematics)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Language (FLNG)3

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
GEO202 Physical Geography (Natural Science Course)3
EED371 Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childhood3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
ARH202 Art of the Western World II (The Arts)3
ARS105 Intro to Studio Art (The Arts)3
EED370 Race, Class, Gender, and Social Justice in Teaching3
EED412 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
ARH382 American Art3
ARS110 Intro to Ceramics or ARS120 Metal or ARS170 Sculpture3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EED375 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School I (WI)3
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms3
EED301 Fieldwork I (Pre-K-2)1
Art History Asian Art course - Note 33
ARH358 Modern Art, 1900-19703
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School6
EED302 Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork)1
Art History Asian Art course3
Art History Elective3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)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
Art History Elective3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
EED404 Student Teaching, Primary Setting6
EED405 Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting6
EED406 Student Teaching Seminar1


Assuming a Math Placement Level of 3 or higher.

In freshman semesters 1 & 2, registration in an upper-division course needs the instructor's permission with an electronic override.

Choose two courses (6 credits) in Asian Art from the following:ARH340 The Arts of Early China, ARH341 The Arts of Later China, ARH342 The Arts of Japan (WRLD), ARH343 Japanese Arts of the Edo Period, ARH344 History of Buddhist Art, ARH345 Art in Modern China, ARH378 Sacred Spaces, Divine Images, ARH452 Chinese Painting: Figure in Landscape

Total Credits: 120-122