Education (Secondary Science) - Associate Degree

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60-62 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 the Science Teaching Field courses designated in footnote 3, and the classes designated in footnote 2.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60-62 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
Oral Communication
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication 13
or COMM 1130G Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics
Choose one course from the following:3-4
College Algebra 1, 2, *, **3
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus 1, 2, **4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10
World Regional Geography 13
Human Geography
Choose one course from the following: (for more options see Area IV in the Tranfer Options section of the catalog):
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Anthropology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Select one Area III "G" courses (4 credits)
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, 2,3
4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1,2,34
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab 1,2,3
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1, 2,3
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab 1, 2,3
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab 1, 2,3
4
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I 1, 2,3
4
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II 1, 2,3
4
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:3
United States History II 13
United States History I 13
World History I 13
World History II 13
Western Civilization I 13
Western Civilization II 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one course AREA VI in the undergraduate catalog. ARTS/ARTH/DANC/MUSC/THEA ("G" courses)3
General Education Elective
Choose one course from the following:3-4
Applications of Calculus I (1, 2, **)3
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1, 2, **4
Core Requirements
Choose two additional Area V/VI: Humanities or Creative & Fine Arts courses in different departments (ARTS/ARTH, DANC, ENGL, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, THEA)6
MATH 1215Intermediate Algebra 23
Major Requirements
Professional Requirements (18 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 60-6210
Three Electives from Teaching Field (Science)
Total Credits60-62

(60-62 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 the Science Teaching Field courses designated in footnote 3, and the classes 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.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area V: Humanities - Choose one from the following: 3
United States History I  
United States History II  
World History I  
World History II  
Western Civilization I  
Western Civilization II  
MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra 3
Area IV: social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Anthropology  
Human Ancestors  
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Contemporary Social Problems  
 Credits13
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
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
 
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
 
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
 
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
World Regional Geography
or Human Geography
 
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Choose one Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts course (ARTH, ARTS, DANC, MUSC, THEA) 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area V: Humanities OR Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts "G" course - Choose one additional Area V/VI: Humanities/Creative and Fine Arts courses in different departments for a total of 6 credits (ARTH, ARTS, DANC, ENGL, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, THEA) 3
General Education Elective - Area II: Mathematics 3-4
Applications of Calculus I
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
 
Elective from Teaching Field 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior  
 Credits15-16
Semester 4
Area V: Humanities OR Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts "G" course - Choose one additional Area V/VI: Humanities/Creative and Fine Arts courses in different departments for a total of 6 credits (ARTH, ARTS, DANC, ENGL, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, THEA) 3
EDLT 2110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
Additional electives if necessary to bring total to 60 credits 1
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits60-62