Education (Secondary Social Studies) - Associate in Education

Doña Ana Community College

2023-2024 Catalog

(60-61 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 Social Studies 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 60-61 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 Science and Social/Behavioral Sciences 11
Human Geography 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
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
Physical Geography 14
Physical Geology 14
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I 1,2,33
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 43
General Education Elective
HIST 1110GUnited States History I 1,2,33
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Core Requirements
MATH 1215Intermediate Algebra 2, **3
POLS 1110GIntroduction to Political Science 1, 2, 33
or POLS 1120G American National Government
HIST 1130GWorld History I 1,2,33
or HIST 1140G World History II
Choose one course from the following:3
Survey of Mathematics 1, 23
Applications of Calculus I 1, 2, **3
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 3110 at NMSU, Las Cruces) 2, *3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 60-616
Two Electives from Teaching Field (Social Studies)
Total Credits60-61
1

Courses are part of The New Mexico General Education Requirements.

2

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

3

This course counts toward the Social Studies teaching field.

4

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses. 

*

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.

(60-61 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 Social Studies 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 3
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts - Select one course from Area VI of the NM General Education requirements. 3
MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Political Science
or American National Government
 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
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
Physical Geography
Physical Geology
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Geography
General Education Elective - Area V: Humanities 3
United States History I
or United States History II
 Credits16-17
Semester 3
Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
Area II: Mathematics 3
Survey of Mathematics
or Applications of Calculus I
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
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
Physical Geography
Physical Geology
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Growth and Behavior
 Credits13
Semester 4
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
Area V: Humanities 3
World History I
or World History II
EDLT 2110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
Elective from Teaching Field 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits60-61