Education (Elementary Education-Special Education) - Associate Degree

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60 credits)

NOTE: All courses listed may be applied toward a degree at NMSU. 

A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses, along with those designated in footnote 2.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 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
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 1, 2, *4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science 1, 2, 3, *3
Oral Communication
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking 1, 2, 3, *3
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 1, 2, *3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics 1, 2, 3, 43
Select two different subject areas with labs or any course listed under AREA III in the undergraduate catalog.
The Planets 14
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology 14
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 1
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 14
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 14
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 14
Environmental Science I 14
Physical Geography4
Physical Geology 14
Physical Geology
Survey of Physics with Lab 14
Physics of Music 14
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1
4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1130GWorld History I 1, 23
or HIST 1140G World History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Select one course from the following:3
Orientation in Art 13
Music Appreciation: Western Music 13
Music Appreciation: Jazz 13
Introduction to Theatre 13
General Education Elective
HIST 1110GUnited States History I 1,23
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Core Requirements
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 2, *3
MATH 1215Intermediate Algebra 23
Select one course from the following:3
World Regional Geography 13
Human Geography 13
Introduction to Political Science 13
American National Government 13
Major Requirements
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 23
BLED 1110Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL3
BLED 2110Bilingual Methods 1, 2, 4, *3
EDLT 2110Integrating Technology with Teaching (This course is counted as EDLT 368 for Elementary Special Education Majors ) 1, 2, *3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 606
Two Electives from Teaching Field (Special Education)
Total Credits60

(60 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses, along with those designated in footnote 2 on previous page.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
Area V: Humanities 3
World History I
or World History II
 
MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra 3
 Credits13
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following (total of 8 credits from different prefixes/areas): 4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
The Planets  
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
 
Contemporary Problems in Biology  
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Environmental Science I  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Physics of Music  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
World Regional Geography  
Human Geography  
Introduction to Political Science  
American National Government  
General Education Elective - Area V: Humanities 3
United States History I
or United States History II
 
MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 3
 Credits16
Semester 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area II: Mathematics 3
Fundamentals of Elementary Math II  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences - Choose one from the following (total of 8 credits from different prefixes/areas): 4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)  
The Planets  
Human Biology
or Human Biology Laboratory
 
Contemporary Problems in Biology  
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Environmental Science I  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Survey of Physics with Lab  
Physics of Music  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
BLED 1110 Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL 3
BLED 2110 Bilingual Methods 3
 Credits16
Semester 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
EDLT 2110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60