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.

Adolescence Ed: English

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Composition I (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
EDI293 Education Seminar1
Gen Ed: Composition II (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: DIVR3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI)3
Gen Ed (HUM) - One from LIST A3
One from LIST B (Theory and Practice of Reading and Writing)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Elective by advisement3
EDS340 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education (United States Studies)3
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (Social Science)3
SED354 Foundations of Secondary Education Seminar1
ENG300 Seminar in Critical Practices4
ENG333 Introduction to American Literature4

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
EDS383 Introduction to Literacy for Diverse Learners3
ENG303 Introduction to British Literature4
ENG343 Trans. Lit. or ENG353 Multiethnic & Diasp. Lit.4
ENG327 Dev. of Mod. Eng. or LIN201 Intro to Linguistics3
GE: Writing Intensive3-4
SED453 Curriculum and Assessment in the Secondary School3
SED353 Fieldwork #11
SPE385 Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School3
ENG420 Literary Criticism OR ENG423 Contemp Literary Theory4
ENG406 Shakespeare I OR ENG407 Shakespeare II4

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
SED356 Teaching and Learning in the Digital Environment3
SED370 Teaching English in the Secondary School3
SED350 Fieldwork #21
ENG460 Classic Juvenile Fantasy OR ENG465 Young Adult Literature4
ENG4xx Elective in Literature3-4
SED404 Student Teaching Secondary, 7-96
SED405 Student Teaching Secondary 10-126
SED406 Student Teaching Seminar1
SED407 Fieldwork #31


LIST A: GE (HUM)ENG200 Analysis and Interpr of Literature (HUM), ENG230 Women In Literature (HUM), ENG307 The Novel (HUM), ENG308 Short Story (HUM)

LIST B: Theory and practice of reading and writingENG224 Expository Writing, ENG345 Creative Writing Workshop I, ENG385 Theories of Writing

Total Credits: 121-123