Education at Penn State Altoona

Childhood and Early Adolescent Education (PK-4 Option)

Recommended Academic Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1Credits
ENGL 015 (GWS) (ETM)3
Math 303
Biological Science Selection (GN) (ETM)3
HD FS 229 (GS) (ETM)3
EDTHP 115 3
CI 1951
Total Credits16
Semester 2Credits
Math 200 (ETM)3
Literature (ETM) (GH)3
Economic Geog (GS) GEOG 030, 126, or 1233
U.S. History Selection (ETM)3
EDPSY 014 (ETM)3
Arts (GA)3
Total Credits18

Sophomore year

Semester 3Credits
CI 295A (ETM)3
Physical Science Selection (GN)3
CI 2803
EDPSY 101 or STAT 100 or STAT 2003
CAS 100 (GA)3
KINES 1261.5
Total Credits16.5
Semester 4Credits
Earth Science Selection (GN)3
ECE 4513
Family & Relationships Selection3
Elective3
Arts Selection (GA)3
Kines 1271.5
SPLED 4004
Total Credits17.5

Junior year

Semester 5Credits
Engl 202 A or B3
SPLED 403A3
Education Selection3
ECE 4793
Education Selection3
Total Credits15
Semester 6Credits
LL ED 4003
LL ED 4013
LL ED 4023
A ED3
Music 2413
CI 297 A1
Total Credits16

Senior year

Semester 7Credits
MTHED 4203
SCIED 4583
SS ED 430W3
CI 495 B3
Total Credits12
Semester 8Credits
CI 495D12
CI 495F3
No additional coursework permitted during student teaching
Total Credits15

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

Must complete at least 3 credits of United States (US) and 3 credits of International Cultures (IL).

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

ETM notes a course is required for entrance to major/certification program.

At least one "GN" selection must include a lab.

Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.

Academic Advising Notes:

The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum. Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and PRAXIS requirements.

MATH 200 and any 3 credits of GQ are accepted for ETM.


For more information:

Leigh Haefner

Dr. Leigh A. Haefner
Associate Professor of Science Education
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Office: 225 Hawthorn Building
Phone: 814-949-5638
Email: @psu.edu