Education (Secondary Language Arts) - Associate in Education

Doña Ana Community College

2023-2024 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 Lecture & Laboratory 14
Introduction to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory
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 3110 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
1

Courses are part of The New Mexico General Education Requirements.

2

This course must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

3

These courses count toward the Language Arts Teaching Field.

*

Courses with an (∗) are pre/co-requisites for Teacher Education Program (TEP).

**

The best time to take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) is shortly after you have completed your English and Math courses.

(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 to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory
The Planets Lecture & Laboratory
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 to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory
The Planets Lecture & Laboratory
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