Education (Secondary Science) - 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 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 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 1220GCollege Algebra 1, 23-4
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Areas III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
GEOG 1120GWorld Regional Geography3
or GEOG 1130G Human Geography
Area V: Humanities
Select one from the following:3
Making History3
United States History I3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Area VI: Creative/Fine Arts
Select one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
History of Art I3
History of Art II3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
Select one course (not CEPY or GEOG) from Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 33
Core Degree Requirements
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
EDLT 2110Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 13
MATH 1430GApplications of Calculus I 43
or MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Select one from the following:4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
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 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 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 1
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
3-4
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
COMM 1130G
Public Speaking
or Introduction to Communication
3
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 3
MATH 1430G
Applications of Calculus I
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3-4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 4
Select one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
History of Art I  
History of Art II  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
Select one of the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
Select one from the following: 3
Making History  
United States History I  
United States History II  
World History I  
World History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
 Credits17
Spring
EDLT 2110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
GEOG 1120G
World Regional Geography
or Human Geography
3
Select one course (not CEPY or GEOG) from Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 2 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