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 - French

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
MAT140 Math for Elem School Teachers I - Note 13
FRN201 Intermediate French I (Foreign Language 3)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
LIN201 Intro to Lignuistics (recommended)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EED415 Development of Symbolic Rep, Language & Lit. - Note 23
EDS371 Child Psych & Development (GE: SSCI) - Note 23
MAT240 Math for Elem School Teachers II (GE: MATH)3
FRN202 Intermediate French II (Foreign Language 3)3

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EED371 Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childhood3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
EED370 Education of Diverse Populations (DIVR)3
GEO202 Physical Geography (GE: NSCI)3
FRN301 French Composition & Conversation I4
EED375 Teaching Reading In Elem School I (WI)3
EED412 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
EED301 Fieldwork I (Pre-K-2)1
FRN302 French Composition & Conversation II4
Gen Ed: Natural Science (NSCI)3-4

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Study Abroad/Recommended - Note 315
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School6
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms3
EED302 Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork)1
FRN376 French/Francophone Literature After 1800 (HUM)4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)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
FRN320 Francophone Cultures (WRLD)4
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.

Study Abroad credit could include the following: FRN375 French Literature before 1800, FRN319 French Civilization (WEST), and an Upper-Division French Elective

Total Credits: 120-121