Education - Associate Degree

Note: Any education course 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 reivew 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.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 and a C- or better in all courses.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 68

Area I: Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Area II: Mathematics
Select either Elementary or Secondary Math option6
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 13
Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 23
Secondary (if secondary license pursued):
Intermediate Algebra 33
Mathematics Appreciation 43
Area III: Laboratory Science
Select three courses (must include labs) from different disciplines from the following.12
Introduction to Astronomy4
The Planets
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I
Introductory Environmental Science4
Introductory to Geology4
The Dynamic Earth
Geography of the Natural Environment
The Great Ideas of Physics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
Select two courses from the following:6
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introductory Sociology3
Area V: Humanities and Fine Art
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe3
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
ART 101GOrientation in Art3
or MUS 101G An Introduction to Music
or MUS 201G History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures
or THTR 101G The World of Theatre
ART, MUS, THTR Elective3
HIST Elective3
Related Requirements
LING 200GIntroduction to Language (OR a Literature elective)3
Education Core Requirements
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
C EP 210Educational Psychology 53
EDUC 181Field Experience I 51
EDUC 250Introduction to Education 52
Additional Requirements
COLL 101College/Life Success (Grants, Alamogordo, Carlsbad only)3
Total Credits68

Prerequisite for MATH 111 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I is MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition.


 MATH 121G or (MATH 190G and MATH 191G) may be used in place of MATH 112G.


 MATH 121G or MATH 190G may be used in place of MATH 120.


 MATH 142G may be used in place of MATH 210G.


Pre/co-requisites for Teacher Education Program (TEP).