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.
Summer Session (both online)
Fourth Year or Final Year
Total Credits Required for Graduation: 128
Total Credits in This Plan: 145
Major GPA Required for Graduation: 2.0
CUM GPA Required for Certification AT TIME OF GRADUATION/DEGREE COMPLETION: 3.0
WI: Writing Intensive – 3 courses required in the major
* See the course catalog for prerequisites for Calculus I. One of the ways to enter Calculus I is to place into it via the Accuplacer Calculus placement test called Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions Test (AAF Test) at the RCNJ Testing Center. The Testing Center is open all year round. If the placement test results for a given student indicate that developmental courses are required (for instance, Precalculus, or Elementary Algebra Topics followed by Precalculus), such developmental courses may be taken as early as during the summer session(s) preceding the student’s freshman year [Summer Session I (late May – late June) or Summer Session II (mid July – mid August)]. See the RCNJ Testing Center website for more details on the Calculus placement test.
**Ideally, native Ramapo students should be fully admitted into the TE program by the end of their first year at Ramapo.
Transfer students should be directed to the TE Program office immediately upon their arrival on campus, and earlier if possible.
All students should be directed early to the TE program for admissions requirements.
Students will complete Clinical Experience (CE) and Clinical Practice (CP) courses during the time in the Teacher Education Program. It is recommended that students complete EDUC 211 and EDUC 222, both of which require CE, in different semesters.
***Any of the courses listed in summer sessions on this plan may be taken in any regular academic semester (fall and/or spring), even as an overload, to maximize tuition dollars. Individual plans for/time to graduation should be developed with your major and TE advisors. It might be possible to take all courses that are listed during the summer sessions above in an online format.
****Students must be fully admitted into TE program before registering for EDUC 222, which on this plan is presented in the absolute last semester in which a student could take it and expect to complete both the major and certification requirements within 4 years. Please see faculty or staff in the Teacher Education Program for admission requirements and appropriate timing/planning. This course is a prerequisite to EDUC 360, which is a prerequisite to EDUC 310 and 350, which are co-requisites.
*****Only offered fall semester. EDUC 310 and EDUC 350 are co-requisites and must be taken the semester prior to Clinical Practice Capstone to meet state mandates for a full year of Clinical Practice.
******Only offered spring semester. No other course may be taken with this course.
Clinical Experience Hours Required:
CE1EDUC 211 – 10 hours
CE2EDUC 222 – 20 hours
CE3EDUC 360 – 60 hours
Clinical Practice Hours Required:
CP1EDUC 310—170 hours
CP2EDUC 350—10 hours
CP3EDUC 4XX—525 hours
Transportation to and from off-campus clinical experience and clinical practice placements (in K-12 schools) 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 which requires a K-12/off campus school placement.