Elementary Education - Bachelor of Science in Education

General education and professional education are similar for all degree programs in the College of Education. The B.S. Elementary Education degree embeds the Language Arts Teaching Field/Concentration and the Bilingual/TESOL endorsements. Note: For certification in the State of New Mexico the Bilingual/TESOl endorsements require 6 credits of a language other than English. Additional teaching fields/concentrations are available in Social Studies, Science and Math but will require credits beyond 120. Students should meet with the College of Education (Undergraduate Resource Center) to discuss additional teaching fields/concentrations requirements.

General Education Courses
Area I: English and Communication Arts
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults3
COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III: Laboratory Science
Choose two from the following from two different subject areas:8
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
4
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
4
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Introductory Environmental Science4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
The Great Ideas of Physics4
Introduction to Acoustics4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
4
Area IV: Social Behavorial Sciences
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
LING 200GIntroduction to Language3
Choose one from the following:3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts
HIST 111GGlobal History to 15003
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
An Introduction to Music3
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures3
The World of Theatre3
Viewing a Wider World Courses from two different colleges6
Education Prerequisite Courses
EDUC 103Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL3
EDUC 204Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education3
C EP 210Educational Psychology3
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching3
Education Core Courses
EDUC 343Language, Literacy, and Culture in the ESL Classrooms3
EDUC 451Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science3
EDUC 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom3
EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics3
EDUC 454Methods of Teaching Elementary School Social Studies3
EDUC 483Second Language Acquisition3
RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I3
RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II3
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs3
SPED 360Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 470Elementary Student Teaching9
EDUC 481Elementary Student Teaching Seminar3
Remaining BIL/TESOL Courses
EDUC 344Issues in Schooling for Bilingual Learners3
SPED 355Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education3
LING 302VLanguage and Society3
Concentrations: (Language Arts embedded in degree plan)
Total Credits120

Concentration: Language Arts K-8

Courses listed below are required for the teaching field/concentration as per State of New Mexico requirements. Note: All courses are included in the Elementary Education degree plan and does not require additional credits/courses.

COMM 253GPublic Speaking3
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults3
LING 200GIntroduction to Language3
LING 302VLanguage and Society3
RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I3
RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II3
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs3
Total Credits24

Concentration: Math K-8

Students with consent of an advisor and the mathematics department may take higher level math classes. Courses listed below are required for the teaching field/concentration as per State of New Mexico requirements. Note: Some courses are included in the Elementary Education degree plan and will require additional credits/courses.

Core Courses
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
MATH 215Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III3
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra3
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics3
Total Credits24

Concentration: Science K-8

Courses listed below are required for the teaching field/concentration as per State of New Mexico requirements. Note: Some courses are included in the Elementary Education degree plan and will require additional credits/courses.

SCIENCE from the general education requirements on degree plan8
ASTR elective3
BIOL elective3
CHEM elective3
GEOL or Physical GEOG elective3
SCIENCE elective4
Total Credits24

Concentration: Social Studies K-8

Courses listed below are required for the teaching field/concentration as per State of New Mexico requirements. Note: Some courses are included in the Elementary Education degree plan and will require additional credits/courses.

ANTH elective3
ECON elective3
GEOG or GOVT elective3
HIST 111GGlobal History to 15003
HIST 112GGlobal History Since 15003
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
HIST 368Teaching History3
HIST elective3
Total Credits24

Elementary Education Endorsement Areas (24 credits)

Elementary Education majors are required to complete a teaching field (endorsement area) in an academic discipline. A list of teaching fields is available in the College of Education Undergraduate Resource Center and Center for Academic Advising and Student Support (CAASS).

Bilingual/TESOL Endorsement

Early Childhood, Secondary and Special Education students interested in a bilingual or TESOL endorsement should contact the College of Education Undergraduate Resource Center. These endorsements can now be included in an undergraduate degree program without significant additional credits/courses required.