Education (Secondary Language Arts) - Associate Degree

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(63-64 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, the Language Arts Teaching Field courses in footnote 3, and those designated in footnote 2.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 63-64 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, 3, *, **4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication 2, 33
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
Select one course from the following:3-4
College Algebra 1, 2, *, **3
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus 1, 2, **4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Media and Society 1, 2, 33
Select two different Area III "G" courses (8 credits)
The Planets 14
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1
4
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 Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Physical Geography 14
Physical Geology 14
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I 13
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
THEA 1110GIntroduction to Theatre 1, 2, 33
General Education Elective
Select one course from the following:3
Survey of Mathematics 1, 2, **3
Applications of Calculus I 1, 2, **3
Core Requirements
HIST 1110GUnited States History I 13
or HIST 1120G United States History II
MATH 1215Intermediate Algebra 2, **3
Choose one from the following:3
American Literature I 2, 33
American Literature II 2, 33
British Literature I 2, 33
British Literature II 2, 33
Select one course from the following (for more options see AREA IV in the undergraduate catalog):3
Human Ancestors 13
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 13
World Archaeology 13
World Regional Geography 13
Human Geography 13
Introduction to Political Science 13
American National Government 13
Issues in American Politics 13
International Relations 13
Introduction to Sociology 13
Contemporary Social Problems 13
Major Requirements
Professional Requirements (15 credits)
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 23
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 2, *3
EDLT 2110Integrating Technology with Teaching (This course counts as EDLT 368 at NMSU, Las Cruces) 2, *3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60-619
Three Electives from Teaching Field (Language Arts)
Total Credits63-64

(63-64 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, the courses in the Language Arts Teaching Field designated in footnote 3, and those designated in footnote 2 on the Requirements page.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 63 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
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
 
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
Introduction to Theatre  
MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 2 3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Area II: Mathematics 3-4
College Algebra
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
 
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
 
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  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Media and Society  
ENGL 2610
American Literature I
or American Literature II
or British Literature I
or British Literature II
3
 Credits16-17
Semester 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
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
 
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 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  
Physical Geography  
Physical Geology  
General Education Elective - Area II: Mathematics 3
Survey of Mathematics
or Applications of Calculus I
 
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
 Credits16
Semester 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Ancestors  
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
World Archaeology  
World Regional Geography  
Human Geography  
Introduction to Political Science  
American National Government  
Issues in American Politics  
International Relations  
Introduction to Sociology  
Contemporary Social Problems  
Area V: Humanities 3
United States History I
or United States History II
 
EDLT 2110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits63-64