Education - Associate Degree, Secondary Math 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 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 190G, EDUC 281, and EDLT 268.

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 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 13
Oral Communication
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 190GTrigonometry and Precalculus 1, 24
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Human Growth and Behavior3
Choose one from the following:
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Select one sequence from the following:
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe3
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
An Introduction to Music3
The World of Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Core Degree Requirements
C S 111Computer Science Principles4
E T 182Digital Logic3
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 13
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
Select one from the following:4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
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
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
COMM 253G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus 4
Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
An Introduction to Music  
The World of Theatre  
 Credits17
Spring
E T 182 Digital Logic 3
ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3
MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
HIST 101G
Roots of Modern Europe
or Modern Europe
3
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Economics  
Principles of Macroeconomics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
C S 111 Computer Science Principles 4
MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
HIST 201G
Introduction to Early American History
or Introduction to Recent American History
3
Select one from the following: 4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
 
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
 
 Credits15
Spring
EDLT 268 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
EDUC 281 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
MATH 291G Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 3
Select one from the following: 4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
 
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
 
 Credits13
 Total Credits61