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 - Spanish

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
MAT140 Math for Elem School Teachers I - Note 13
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II (GE: FLNG) - Note 23
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDS371 Child Psych & Development (GE: SSCI) - Note 33
EED415 Development of Symb. Rep. Language & Lit. - Note 33
MAT240 Math for Elementary School Teachers II (GE: MATH)3
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I (GE: FLNG)3

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
GEO202 Physical Geography (GE: NSCI)3
EED371 Develop Approp Practices, Childhood3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II4
Gen Ed: Arts (ART)3
EED370 Educ of Div Pops in Early Chld & Elem Schools (DIVR)3
EED412 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
SPA301 Communication & Culture4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3-4

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
SPA361 Communication & Writing in Spanish4
Upper-division Spanish elective: See Note #43
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School6
EED302 Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork)1
SPA375 Survey of Spanish Literature (GE: HUM)4
SPA365 Culture & Civilization of Spain (GE: WEST)4

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EED376 Teaching Reading/Language Arts in the Elementary School II3
EED379 Teaching Social Studies in Elem Schools3
EED303 Fieldwork Experience 31
SPA372 Culture of Latin America4
SPA376 Survey of Latin American Literature4
EED404 Student Teaching, Primary Setting6
EED405 Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting6
EED406 Student Teaching Seminar1


1 - Assuming a Math Placement Level = 3 or higher.

2 - May start at different level, depending on proficiency.

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

4 - Choose one of the following: SPA363 Spanish Phonetics & Oral Practice (3) or SPA461 Advanced Spanish Composition (3) or SPA4xx Spanish elective (3)

Total Credits: 120-121