Education - Associate Degree

Branch Requirement
COLL 101College/Life Success3
Common Core & Related Requirements
Area I: English & Communication
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
Select two from the following:6
Elementary Education majors:
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 13
Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 13
Secondary Education majors:
Intermediate Algebra 13
Mathematics Appreciation 13
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select three from three different areas. Must include lab:12
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology3
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 I
Introductory Environmental Science4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth
The Great Ideas of Physics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences
Select two from two different areas:6
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Introductory Sociology3
Area V: Humanities & Fine Arts
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe3
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
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
Fine Arts elective (any ART/MUS/THTR course)3
Professional Education Courses 2
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
C EP 210Educational Psychology3
EDUC 181Field Experience I1
EDUC 101Freshman Orientation1
EDUC 250Introduction to Education2
Select 6 elective credits.6
Suggested Courses
New Mexico History3
Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III3
Elementary Spanish I (recommended)4
Intermediate Spanish II3
Total Credits65

Note: MATH 111 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I & MATH 112G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II or MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra & MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation must be completed together. SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I is recommended as an elective.


Cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a “C” or better required in these courses. CEP, EDUC & ELA courses taken more than 7 years prior to graduation must be repeated.

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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
COLL 101 College/Life Success 3
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 4
C EP 110G Human Growth and Behavior 3
EDUC 101 Freshman Orientation 1
Area IV 3
ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences 3
Area V 3
C EP 210 Educational Psychology 3
Area III 4
Area IV 3
Second Year
Public Speaking
or Principles of Human Communication
Area V 3
Area II 3
Area III 4
Area V 3
Elective 3
EDUC 250 Introduction to Education 2
EDUC 181 Field Experience I 1
Area V 3
Area II 3
Area III 4
Elective 3
 Total Credits65