Education - Associate Degree, Elementary Concentration

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 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.

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

Total Credits Required for Elementary Concentration: 60

Area I: Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 13
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II 23
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 3, 43
Area III: Laboratory Science
Choose two different subjects with labs8
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 I4
General Chemistry II4
Introductory Environmental Science4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
LING 200GIntroduction to Language3
GEOG 112GWorld Regional Geography3
or GEOG 120G Culture and Environment
or GOVT 100G American National Government
or GOVT 110G Introduction to Political Science
Area V: Humanities and Fine Art
HIST 111GGlobal History to 15003
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
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 THTR 101G The World of Theatre
College of Education Requirements
C EP 210Educational Psychology 53
EDUC 103Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL3
EDUC 204Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education3
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching3
Additional Requirement (Alamogordo Only)
Elective from teaching field 43
Total Credits60

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


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


 If test out of  MATH 120 , choose Elective (3 credits) from teaching field.


Teaching fields are listed on MAP.  See advisor for appropriate choice.

Education MAP - Elementary Concentration

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
EDUC 204 Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education 3
EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL 3
C EP 210 Educational Psychology 3
ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3
Global History to 1500
or Global History Since 1500
MATH 111 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 3
Second Year
MATH 112G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 3
Lab Science 1 4
ART 101G
Orientation in Art
or An Introduction to Music
or The World of Theatre
Introduction to Early American History
or Introduction to Recent American History
World Regional Geography
or Culture and Environment
or American National Government
or Introduction to Political Science
LING 200G Introduction to Language 3
Elective from Teaching Field 2 3
Lab Science 1 4
EDLT 268 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
 Total Credits60

 See degree requirements.


 Teaching fields are listed below.  See advisor for appropriate choice.

Language Arts Teaching Field
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults3
LING 200GIntroduction to Language3
LING 302VLanguage and Society3
RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I3
RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II3
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs3
Social Studies Teaching Field
ANTH Elective3
ECON Elective3
GEOG or GOVT Elective3
HIST 111GGlobal History to 15003
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
HIST 368Teaching History3
HIST Elective3
Mathematics Teaching Field
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra3
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
MATH 215Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III3
A ST 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
or STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics3
General Science Teaching Field
ASTR Elective3
BIOL elective3
CHEM or PHYS elective3
GEOL or Physical GEOG elective
Science Elective4
Science G Course4