The Associate degree in Education is designed to prepare the student for work as a teacher’s aide, substitute teacher, or other paraprofessional in elementary or secondary schools. The curriculum is also designed for maximum application of credits to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at NMSU for those students planning to complete the Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Education must apply to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).

Students must have a 2.5 GPA to graduate from this program. However, a 2.75 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program at NMSU. A grade of C- or better is required in the following TEP prerequisites: ENGL 111G, ENGL 211G, MATH 111, MATH 112G, MATH 121G, MATH 190G, EDUC 103, EDUC 204, EDUC 281, EDLT 268, and  C EP 210.

Note: Check degree concentrations for appropriate TEP prerequisites.

A Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education completion program is available on the Alamogordo campus via ITV and online instruction through the College of Education in Las Cruces.

Note: Any education courses more than seven years old taken at NMSU or at another institution will not be counted toward the student’s undergraduate program. A student may ask for a review of this time limit by the appropriate department. The department head and/or faculty may recommend accepting a course that is seven years old with approval from the Dean’s office. Any course not approved must be repeated by the student.

Career & Technology Division

New Mexico State University Alamogordo
2400 N. Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM  88310

Division Head:
Cathy Aguilar-Morgan

Administrative Assistant:
Michelle Nelson

Office Location:
Science Center