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Curriculum Checksheets & Sample Semester Plans

The Penn State College of Education provides pdf files online that list the latest requirements for each of its undergraduate majors.

The Sample Semester-by-Semester Academic Plans are  only one of many possible semester-by-semester sequences of courses for each major in the College of Education.

The plans are intended to be used simply as a guide and an advising tool in conjunction with students' curriculum checksheets and online degree audits.

Students must regularly consult with academic advisers as they plan their course schedules.

Curriculum Checksheets & Sample Semester Plans


Childhood and Early Adolescent Education

Childhood Education Teaching Option PK-4  (academic plan) (checksheet) [sample semester plan]

English Education Teaching Option 4-8  (academic plan) (checksheet) [ sample semester plan]

Mathematics Education Teaching Option 4-8  (academic plan) (checksheet)


Education and Public Policy


Rehabilitation and Human Services


Secondary Education (7-12)

Biology (academic plan) (checksheet)  [sample semester plan]
Chemistry (academic plan) (checksheet)  [sample semester plan]
Earth & Space Science (academic plan) (checksheet)  [sample semester plan]
English & Communications (academic plan) (checksheet) [sample semester plan] {clusters A-H}
Environmental Education (checksheet) *
General Science (checksheet) *
Mathematics (academic plan) (checksheet) [sample semester plan-spring student teaching] [sample semester plan-fall student teaching]
Physics (academic plan) (checksheet)  [sample semester plan]
Social Studies (academic plan) (checksheet)  [sample semester plan-spring student teaching] [sample semester plan-fall student teaching]

*Offered only with one of the other teaching options, which will require additional coursework.


Special Education (PK-8 & 7-12)

Special Education (PK-8 & 7-12) (academic plan) (checksheet)  [sample semester plan]


World Languages (K-12)

French (academic plan) (checksheet) [sample semester plan]
German (academic plan) (checksheet) [sample semester plan]
Latin (checksheet) [sample semester plan]
Russian (checksheet) [sample semester plan]
Spanish (academic plan) (checksheet) [sample semester plan]


Workforce Education

Workforce Education (checksheet) [sample semester plan]