Education-Associate Degree, Secondary Science 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 121G or MATH 190G,EDUC 281, and EDLT 268.

Total Credits Required for Secondary Science 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 121GCollege Algebra 1, 23-4
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Human Growth and Behavior3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
Area V: Humanities
Select one from the following:3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Making History3
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 15003
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History3
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Select one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Introduction to Art History I3
Introduction to Art History II3
An Introduction to Music3
The World of Theatre3
General Education Elective
Select one course (not C EP or GEOG) from Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 33
Core Degree Requirements
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 13
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 43
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Select one from the following:4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
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 Science 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
BIOL 111G
111GL
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
MATH 121G
College Algebra 1
or Trigonometry and Precalculus
3
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 211G
211GL
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
COMM 253G
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
3
EDUC 281 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3
MATH 142G
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
CHEM 112G General Chemistry II 4
Select one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
Introduction to Art History I  
Introduction to Art History II  
An Introduction to Music  
The World of Theatre  
Select one of the following: 4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
 
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
 
Select one from the following: 3
Roots of Modern Europe  
Modern Europe  
Making History  
Global History to 1500  
Global History Since 1500  
Introduction to Early American History  
Introduction to Recent American History  
 Credits17
Spring
EDLT 268 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
GEOG 112G
World Regional Geography
or Culture and Environment
3
Select one course (not C EP or GEOG) from Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 2 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