Education - Associate Degree

Specific degree requirements for each of the individual Areas of Study can be found below.

Area of Study: Elementary Education

(60 credits)

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

Core Requirements
AREA I: English & Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 1, 2, 54
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1, 2, 53
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 1, 23
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra (9 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 2, 53
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 2, 53
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II 1, 2, 53
AREA III: Laboratory Sciences (8 credits)
Select two different Area III "G" courses with labs8
The Planets 1, 24
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1, 2
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry 1, 24
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Geography of the Natural Environment 1, 24
Introductory Geology 1, 24
The Dynamic Earth
The Great Ideas of Physics 1, 24
Introduction to Acoustics
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
LING 200GIntroduction to Language 1, 2, 4, 53
Select ONE course from the following:3
World Regional Geography 1, 23
Culture and Environment
American National Government
Introduction to Political Science
AREA V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
HIST 111GGlobal History to 1500 1, 23
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History 1, 23
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Select ONE course from the following:3
Orientation in Art 1, 23
Dance Appreciation 1, 23
An Introduction to Music 1, 23
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures 1, 23
The World of Theatre 1, 23
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 2, 53
EDUC 103Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL 2, 3, 53
EDUC 204Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education 2, 53
C EP 210Educational Psychology 2, 53
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 2, 53
1 Elective from Teaching Field 53
Total Credits60
1

Courses are part of the New Mexico Common Core.

2

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (main) Campus.  Students planning to continue their studies at NMSU should choose these courses.

3

Students majoring in bilingual education need to take EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL. See an education advisor before enrolling.

4

Bilingual/TESOL endorsement, Language Arts Teaching Field

5

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

*

TEP Pre-Requisites taken at NMSU, Las Cruces EDUC 315, EDLT 368 (if EDLT 268 has not been taken), SPED 350.

Area of Study: Elementary Education - Special Education

(60 credits)

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

Core Requirements
AREA I: English & Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 1, 2, 54
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1, 2, 53
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 1, 23
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra (9 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 2, 53
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 2, 53
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II 1, 2, 53
AREA III: Laboratory Sciences (8 credits)
Select two different subject areas with labs or any course listed under AREA III in the undergraduate catalog.8
The Planets 1, 24
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1, 2
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry 1, 24
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introductory Environmental Science 1, 24
Geography of the Natural Environment 1, 24
Introductory Geology 1, 24
The Dynamic Earth
The Great Ideas of Physics 1, 24
Introduction to Acoustics
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
LING 200GIntroduction to Language 1, 2, 4, 53
Select ONE course from the following:3
World Regional Geography 1, 23
Culture and Environment 1, 23
American National Government 1, 23
Introduction to Political Science 1, 23
AREA V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
HIST 111GGlobal History to 1500 1, 23
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History 1, 23
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Select ONE course from the following:3
Orientation in Art 1, 23
Dance Appreciation 1, 23
An Introduction to Music 1, 23
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures 1, 23
The World of Theatre 1, 23
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 2, 53
EDUC 103Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL 2, 3, 53
EDUC 204Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education 2, 53
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 2, 53
2 Electives from Teaching Field 56
Total Credits60
1

Courses are part of the New Mexico Common Core.

2

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (main) Campus.  Students planning to continue their studies at NMSU should choose these courses.

3

Students majoring in bilingual education need to take EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL. See an education advisor before enrolling.

4

Bilingual/TESOL endorsement, Language Arts Teaching Field

5

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

*

TEP Pre-Requisites taken at NMSU, Las Cruces EDUC 315, EDLT 368 (if EDLT 268 has not been taken), SPED 350.

Area of Study: Secondary Language Arts

(60-61 credits)

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

Core Requirements
AREA I: English & Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 1, 2, 54
ENGL 251Survey of American Literature I 2, 53
or ENGL 252 Survey of American Literature II
or ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I
or ENGL 272 Survey of English Literature II
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 1, 23
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra (9-10 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 2, 53
Select ONE course from the following:3-4
College Algebra 1, 2, 53
Trigonometry and Precalculus 1, 2, 54
Select ONE course from the following:3
Mathematics Appreciation 1, 2, 53
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 1, 2, 53
AREA III: Laboratory Sciences (8 credits)
Select two different Area III "G" courses with labs8
The Planets 1, 24
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1, 2
4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry 1, 24
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Geography of the Natural Environment 1, 24
Introductory Geology 1, 24
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
JOUR 105GMedia and Society3
Select ONE course from the following (for more options see AREA IV in the undergraduate catalog):3
Human Ancestors 1, 23
Introduction to World Cultures 1, 23
Introduction to Anthropology 1, 23
World Archaeology 1, 23
Introduction to Language and Cultural Anthropology 1, 23
World Regional Geography 1, 23
Culture and Environment 1, 23
American National Government 1, 23
Introduction to Political Science 1, 23
American Political Issues 1, 23
International Political Issues 1, 23
Introductory Sociology 1, 23
Contemporary Social Problems 1, 23
AREA V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe 1, 23
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History 1, 23
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
THTR 101GThe World of Theatre 1, 23
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 2, 53
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 2, 53
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 2, 53
3 Electives from Teaching Field 59
Total Credits60-61
1

Courses are part of the New Mexico Common Core.

2

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (main) Campus.  Students planning to continue their studies at NMSU should choose these courses.

3

Students majoring in bilingual education need to take EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL. See an education advisor before enrolling.

4

Bilingual/TESOL endorsement, Language Arts Teaching Field

5

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

*

TEP Pre-Requisites taken at NMSU, Las Cruces EDUC 315, EDLT 368 (if EDLT 268 has not been taken), SPED 350.

**

Language Arts Teaching Field: COMM 263G/265G, ENGL 251/252, ENGL 271/272.

Area of Study: Secondary Math

(61 credits)

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

Core Requirements
AREA I: English & Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 1, 2, 54
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1, 2, 53
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 1, 23
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra (10 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 2, 53
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 1, 2, 53
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 1, 2, 54
AREA III: Laboratory Sciences (8 credits)
PHYS 211G
211GL
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory 1, 2
4
or PHYS 215G
215GL
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 212G
212GL
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory 1, 2
4
or PHYS 216G
216GL
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
ECON 201GIntroduction to Economics 1, 23
or ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics
Select ONE course from the following:3
Human Ancestors 1, 23
Introduction to World Cultures 1, 23
Introduction to Anthropology 1, 23
World Archaeology 1, 23
Introduction to Language and Cultural Anthropology 1, 23
World Regional Geography 1, 23
Culture and Environment 1, 23
American National Government 1, 23
Introduction to Political Science 1, 23
Introductory Sociology 1, 23
Contemporary Social Problems 1, 23
AREA V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe 1, 23
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History 1, 23
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Select ONE course from the following:3
Orientation in Art 1, 23
An Introduction to Music 1, 23
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures 1, 23
The World of Theatre 1, 23
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 2, 53
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 2, 53
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 2, 53
3 Electives from Teaching Field 59
Total Credits61
1

Courses are part of the New Mexico Common Core.

2

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (main) Campus.  Students planning to continue their studies at NMSU should choose these courses.

3

Students majoring in bilingual education need to take EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL. See an education advisor before enrolling.

4

Bilingual/TESOL endorsement, Language Arts Teaching Field

5

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

*

TEP Pre-Requisites taken at NMSU, Las Cruces EDUC 315, EDLT 368 (if EDLT 268 has not been taken), SPED 350.

**

Mathematics Teaching Field: MATH 191G, 192G, 291G, 280, C S 110.

Area of Study: Secondary Science

(60-62 credits)

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

Core Requirements
AREA I: English & Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 1, 2, 54
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1, 2, 53
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 1, 23
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra (9-11 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 2, 53
Choose ONE course from the following:3-4
College Algebra 1, 2, 53
Trigonometry and Precalculus 1, 2, 54
Choose ONE course from the following:3-4
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 1, 2, 53
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1, 2, 54
AREA III: Laboratory Sciences (8 credits)
Select two different Area III "G" courses with labs8
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory 1, 2
4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
General Chemistry I 1, 2, 54
General Chemistry II
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory 1, 2
4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
General Physics for Life Sciences I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
General Physics for Life Sciences II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Sciences II
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
GEOG 112GWorld Regional Geography 1, 23
or GEOG 120G Culture and Environment
Choose ONE course from the following (for more options see AREA IV in the undergraduate catalog):3
Human Ancestors 1, 23
Introduction to World Cultures 1, 23
Introduction to Anthropology 1, 23
Introductory Sociology 1, 23
Contemporary Social Problems 1, 23
AREA V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe 1, 23
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
or HIST 111G Global History to 1500
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
or HIST 201G Introduction to Early American History
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Choose TWO courses in different departments (for more options see AREA V in the undergraduate catalog. ART/DANC/ENGL/HIST/MUS/PHIL/THTR ("G" courses)6
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 2, 53
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 23
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 2, 53
3 Electives from Teaching Field 59
Total Credits60-62
1

Courses are part of the New Mexico Common Core.

2

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (main) Campus.  Students planning to continue their studies at NMSU should choose these courses.

3

Students majoring in bilingual education need to take EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL. See an education advisor before enrolling.

4

Bilingual/TESOL endorsement, Language Arts Teaching Field

5

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

*

TEP Pre-Requisites taken at NMSU, Las Cruces EDUC 315, EDLT 368 (if EDLT 268 has not been taken), SPED 350.

**

General Science Teaching Field: BIOL 111G/GL, BIOL 211G/GL, CHEM 111G, CHEM 112G, CHEM 115, PHYS 212G/GL, PHYS 216G/GL.

Area of Study: Secondary Social Studies

(60-61 credits)

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

Core Requirements
AREA I: English & Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 1, 2, 54
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1, 2, 53
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication 1, 23
or COMM 253G Public Speaking
AREA II: Mathematics/Algebra (9 credits)
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 2, 53
Choose ONE course from the following:3-4
College Algebra 1, 2, 53
Trigonometry and Precalculus 1, 2, 54
Choose ONE course from the following:3
Mathematics Appreciation 1, 2, 53
Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences 1, 2, 53
AREA III: Laboratory Sciences (8 credits)
Select two different Area III "G" courses with labs8
The Planets 1, 24
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1, 2
4
Contemporary Problems in Biology
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry 1, 24
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Geography of the Natural Environment 1, 24
Introductory Geology4
AREA IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
GEOG 120GCulture and Environment 1, 23
GOVT 100GAmerican National Government 1, 2, 53
or GOVT 110G Introduction to Political Science
AREA V: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe 1, 2, 53
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
HIST 111GGlobal History to 1500 1, 2, 53
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History 1, 2, 53
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Professional Requirements (18 credits)
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior 1, 2, 53
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 23
EDLT 268Integrating Technology with Teaching 2, 53
3 Electives from Teaching Field 59
Total Credits60-61
1

Courses are part of the New Mexico Common Core.

2

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University (main) Campus.  Students planning to continue their studies at NMSU should choose these courses.

3

Students majoring in bilingual education need to take EDUC 103 Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL. See an education advisor before enrolling.

4

Bilingual/TESOL endorsement, Language Arts Teaching Field

5

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

*

TEP Pre-Requisites taken at NMSU, Las Cruces EDUC 315, EDLT 368 (if EDLT 268 has not been taken), SPED 350.

**

Social Studies Teaching Field: ECON 251G, ECON 252G, HIST 101G or HIST 102G, HIST 201G, HIST 202G, GEOG 281.