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 - History

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
MAT140 Math for Elem School Teachers I - Note 13
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
HIS200 or HIS216 or HIS277 or HIS278 (WRLD/World Hist) Note 24
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDS371 Child Psych & Development (GE: SSCI) - Note 23
EED415 Development of Symbolic Rep., Lang. & Lit. - Note 13
MAT240 Math for Elem School Teachers 2 (GE: MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3-4

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
GEO202 Physical Geography (GE: NSCI)3
EED371 Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childhood3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
HIS207 Medieval Eur or HIS214 Modern Eur (GE: WEST/Wrld Elect)4
US History Elective3-4
EED370 Educ of Div Pops in Early Chld & Elem Schools(GE:DIV)3
EED412 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
New York State History Elective - Note 43
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)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
World History Upper-Division Elective3
World History Upper Division Elective3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School6
EED302 Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork)1
United States History Elective3
World History Upper-Division Elective3

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
History Upper-Division Elective3
History Upper Division Elective3
EED404 Student Teaching, Primary Setting6
EED405 Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting6
EED406 Student Teaching Seminar1


Assuming a Math Placement Level of 3 or higher.

World History Requirement: You must take courses in at least two (2) geographic areas of the world outside of the United States - that is, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean.HIS200 Ancient World (WRLD), HIS216 Modern China (WRLD), HIS277 LTN AM History to 1825 (WRLD), HIS278 Ltn AM History Since1825 (WRLD)

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

New York State Requirement: Choose one of the following courses or an alternative course by advisement.HIS303 The Empire State, HIS308 Indians of New York State, HIS461 Hudson Valley Culture

Total Credits: 121-123