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 - Earth Science

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
MAT181 Pre-Calculus or Elective - Note 13-4
GLG201 Physical Geology (Natural Science Lecture)3
GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory (Natural Science Lab)1
GLG299 Phys Glg-Fld Excur1
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EED415 Development of Symbolic Rep, Language & Lit. - Note 23
EDS371 Child Psych & Development (GE: SSCI) - Note 23
GLG120 Weather and Environment (Natural Science Lab, Natural Science Lecture)4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
GEO202 Physical Geography (GE: NSCI)3
EED371 Development Appropriate Practices, Childhood3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
MAT140 Math for Elementary School Teachers I3
CHE201 General Chemistry I (Natural Science Lecture)3
CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
MAT240 Math for Elem School Teachers II (GE:MATH)3
EED412 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
EED370 Educ of Div Pops in Early Chld & Elem Schools(GE:DIV)3
GLG202 Historical Geology (Natural Science Lab, Natural Science Lecture)4
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
PHY205 Explore Solar Sys or PHY206 Explore Universe (GE:NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)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
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
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, please consult your advisor. If MPL is 5 or above, take an elective.

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

Total Credits: 124-125