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The recommended four-year plan is designed to provide a blueprint for students to complete their degrees within four years. These plans are the recommended sequences of courses. Students must meet with their Major Advisor to develop a more individualized plan to complete their degree.  This plan assumes that no developmental courses are required.  If developmental courses are needed, students may have additional requirements to fulfill which are not listed in the plan.

NOTE: This recommended Four-Year Plan is applicable to students admitted into the major during the 2021-2022 academic year.

First Year*

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Second Year**

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Semester

Third Year

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Fourth Year*****

Fall Semester

Fall Semester:  Co-Requisites.  MUST be taken together to meet full-year clinical practice requirements for recommendation to certification.

Spring Semester

  • Major: EDUC 490 - CLINICAL PRACTICE CAPSTONE: ELEMENTARY  (HRS 12)
  • Must have the following uploaded to TED account PRIOR to meeting with advisor re. Clinical Practice: Praxis II, substitute teacher license, current Mantoux/TB test
  • Total: (HRS 12)

Total Credits Required: 128 credits

GPA Required: 3.0


  • *Ideally, students should be fully admitted into the program by the end of their first year at Ramapo. Transfer students should be admitted before registration date of their first semester on campus. Students should be directed early to the TE program for admissions requirements.**Students must be fully admitted into the TE program before registering for EDUC 222. It is recommended that EDUC 211, EDUC 222, EDUC 346 and EDUC 360 be taken in different semesters as each will require clinical experience hours in schools. Please Note: Required clinical experience hours typically occur outside of your regular class time.CE1: EDUC 211- 22 hours of clinical experience required in an urban public school setting.CE2: EDUC 222- 20 hours of clinical experience required in a public school setting.  Must be admitted into the TE Program by preregistration semester prior.CE3: 60 hours of clinical experience required in a public school setting.  New TB test and possession of a valid substitute teacher license required at time of preregistration semester prior.CE4: 20 hours of clinical experience required in a public school setting.  New TB test and possession of a valid substitute teacher license required at time of preregistration semester prior.***New regulations will require students to have either 6 credits of Special Education, or the equivalent, to be eligible for certification upon completion of the TE Program. Ramapo College will fulfill this requirement by continuing to require EDUC 360, a 4 credit course, and will fulfill the remaining 2 credit equivalent by requiring students to take EDUC 395.For students who do not take EDUC 395 in addition to EDUC 360, they must complete a minimum of 60 hours of fieldwork while enrolled in EDUC 360. These hours will satisfy the requirement of both the mandated Special Education fieldwork experience and the requirement for 6 credits of Special Education.****Only offered fall semester. These four courses are co-requisites and must be taken the semester prior to Clinical Practice Capstone. *****State mandates, as of Fall 2018, will require one full year of Clinical Practice (CP). At Ramapo, that will be done on a Fall-Spring model. In the first semester, students must complete 180 hours of clinical practice requirements; in the spring they must complete 525 hours during Clinical Practice Capstone (student teaching.). CP 1, 2, 3, and 4 will each require 45 hours, in addition to regular class time, in local K-12 schools.This major has enough space built-in that students could elect to complete a middle school endorsement within the 4 years to graduation and certification. Students must have 15 credits (4 Ramapo courses) in a particular content area (language arts, science, social studies, or math), PSYC 347 (Adolescent Psychology, included in 4-year plan), 2 on-campus non-credit seminars, and passage of the appropriate middle school content Praxis examination to earn a middle school endorsement. Interested students should seek guidance from Teacher Education Program staff.PLEASE NOTE: Transportation to and from clinical experience and clinical practice placements is the responsibility of individual students. Please plan accordingly. If transportation is or may be an issue, please visit the TE program offices BEFORE you register for a course that requires a K-12/off-campus school placement.