Education (Secondary Math) - 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 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 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.

Total Credits Required for Secondary Math Concentration: 61

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education Requirements
Area I: Communication
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science 13
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1250GTrigonometry & Pre-Calculus 1, 24
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Human Growth and Behavior3
Choose one from the following:
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
Select one sequence from the following:
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I3
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Core Degree Requirements
C S 111Computer Science Principles4
E T 182Digital Logic3
EDLT 2110Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 13
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
Select one from the following:4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
Total Credits61

A Suggested Plan of Study - Education, Secondary Mathematics Concentration

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
3
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus 4
Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
 Credits17
Spring
E T 182 Digital Logic 3
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 3
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
HIST 1150G
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
3
Choose one from the following: 3
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
C S 111 Computer Science Principles 4
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
HIST 1110G
United States History I
or United States History II
3
Select one from the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
 Credits15
Spring
EDLT 2110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
MATH 2530G Calculus III 3
Select one from the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
 
 Credits13
 Total Credits61