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 - Biology

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
Gen Ed: Foreign Language (FLNG)3
BIO201 General Biology I (Natural Science Lecture)3
BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1
MAT152 College Algebra or Elective - Note 13
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
EED415 Development of Symbolic Rep, Language & Lit. - Note 23
EDS371 Child Psych & Develop (GE:SSCI) - Note 23
Gen Ed: Foreign Language (FLNG)3
BIO202 General Biology II (Natural Science Lecture)3
BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab (Natural Science Lab)1

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
MAT140 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
EED371 Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Childhood3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
BIO320 Genetics3
BIO340 Ecology4
MAT240 Math for Elem School Teachers 2 (GE: MATH)3
EED370 Educ of Div Pops in Early Chld & Elem Schools(GE:DIV)3
EED412 Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum3
GEO202 Physical Geography (GE:NSCI)3
BIO302 Field Bio or BIO412 Evol Theory or BIO Upper-Div Elec3-4

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EED375 Teaching Reading in Elem School 1 (WI)3
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms3
EED301 Fieldwork I (Pre-K-2)1
BIO305 Plant Morphology or BIO307 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
EED380 Teaching Mathematics, Science and Technology in Elementary School6
EED302 Fieldwork 2 (Math, Science & Technology Fieldwork)1
Biology Upper-Division Elective3-4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
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
BIO301 Field Bio or BIO418 Animal Behavior or BIO Upper-Div Elec3-4
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
EED404 Student Teaching, Primary Setting6
EED405 Student Teaching, Intermediate Setting6
EED406 Student Teaching Seminar1


Take College Algebra if Math Placement Level = 3. If MPL is below 3, consult your advisor. If MPL is above 3, 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: 120-123