The Program

Required Educational Studies Courses (12 Credits)
EDS3403
EDS3723
EDS3833
SPE3853
Required Secondary Education Courses (10 Credits)
SED3541
SED4533
SED3563
SED3531
SED3501
SED4071
Methods (3 Credits)
Select one of the following: 13
SED370
SED371
SED373
SED374
SED375
SED381
Student Teaching (13 Credits)
SED4046
SED4056
SED4061
Total Credits38

English (7-12) Requirements

  • At least one-half of your courses for the English major must be completed at New Paltz.
  • Credits for Composition courses (ENG160, ENG180, ENG205, ENG206, ENG207) are not included in the major requirement.
  • Courses taken S*/U* or graded below C- cannot be counted toward the major.
  • Students transferring 3-credit English courses considered equivalent to 4-credit ENG courses at New Paltz may need to take additional English electives to make up missing credits. All Adolescence Education-English majors must complete at least 37 credits.
Foundational Courses (16 Credits)
ENG3004
ENG3034
ENG3334
ENG3434
or ENG353
English Language (3 Credits)
ENG3273
or LIN201
Shakespeare (4 Credits)
ENG4064
or ENG407
Theory and Practice of Reading and Writing (3 Credits)
Select one of the following:3
ENG224
ENG345
ENG385
Literacy Criticism (4 Credits)
ENG4204
or ENG423
Literature for Young Adults (4 Credits)
ENG4604
or ENG465
Elective (3-4 Credits)
Select one upper-division course in English 13-4
Total Credits37-38

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student 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 a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
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 1
 Credits16
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition II (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
Gen Ed: DIVR OR approved elective 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
Gen Ed (HUM) 1 3
Select one of the following courses in Theory and Practice of Reading and Writing 2 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
 Credits12
Spring
EDS340 3
EDS372 3
SED354 1
ENG300 4
ENG333 4
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
EDS383 3
ENG303 4
ENG343
or ENG353

or
4
ENG327
or LIN201

or
3
GE: Writing Intensive 3-4
 Credits17-18
Spring
SED453 3
SED353 1
SPE385 3
ENG420
or ENG423

or
4
ENG406
or ENG407

or
4
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
SED356 3
SED370 3
SED350 1
ENG460
or ENG465

or
4
ENG4XX Elective in Literature 3-4
SED493 3
 Credits17-18
Spring
SED404 6
SED405 6
SED406 1
SED407 1
 Credits14
 Total Credits121-123