Elementary Education (Language Arts K-8) - 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/TESL endorsements. Note: For certification in the State of New Mexico the Bilingual/TESL 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 Educational Support and Resource Center to discuss additional teaching fields/concentrations requirements.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. 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 Courses
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 24
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science 1, 23
or ENGL 2130G Advanced Composition
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication 13
Public Speaking 13
Introduction to Communications Honors 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 2134GFundamentals of Elementary Math II 23
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course 3
Choose two different subjects from the following:8
The Planets4
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
Human Biology3
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Environmental Science I4
Physical Geology4
Physical Geography4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Algebra-Based Physics I3
Algebra-Based Physics I Lab1
Algebra-Based Physics II3
Algebra-Based Physics II Lab1
Area IV: Behavioral Sciences
Choose one from the following:3
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics 1,43
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 1130GWorld History I3
or HIST 1140G World History II
Viewing a Wider World 56
Must be from two different colleges
Departmental/College Requirements
College of Education Requirements
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults 13
CEPY 2110Learning in the Classroom 23
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 23
BLED 1110Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL 23
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 2,63
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 23
Student Teaching Courses
EDUC 470Elementary Student Teaching 79
EDUC 481Elementary Student Teaching Seminar 73
Elementary Education Teaching Methods Courses
Block A
BLED 343Language, Literacy, and Culture in the ESL Classrooms 4,73
EDUC 451Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science 73
EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 73
RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I 1,73
SPED 360Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 73
Block B
BLED 483Second Language Acquisition 4, 73
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 4,73
EDUC 454Methods of Teaching Elementary School Social Studies 73
RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II 1,73
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 1,73
Bilingual/TESL Education Endorsement Courses
BLED 2110Bilingual Methods 2,43
LING 302VLanguage and Society 1, 43
SPED 355Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education 4,73
BLED 344Issues in Schooling for Bilingual Learners3
Non-Departmental Requirements
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 23
Choose two courses from the following for additional licensure requirements:6
Human Growth and Behavior3
Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Second Language: (for certification in the State of New Mexico, the Bilingual endorsement requires six credits taught in a language other than English, and for the TESOL endorsement, six credits of a language other than English is required.) 8
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 90
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
World Regional Geography  
Human Geography  
Introduction to Political Science  
American National Government  
Choose from one of the following: 3
United States History I  
United States History II  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1134 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 1 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
World History I  
World History II  
BLED 2110 Bilingual Methods 3
BLED 1110 Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
or Advanced Composition
3
MATH 2134G Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 1 3
LING 2110G Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics 3
CEPY 2110 Learning in the Classroom 3
Students who need to enroll in 15 credits for Finanical Aid purposes may need to enroll in additional credits  
 Credits12
Semester 2
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
ENGL 363 Literature for Children and Young Adults 3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP)  
BLED 344 Issues in Schooling for Bilingual Learners (Fall Only) 3
LING 302V Language and Society 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 6
Students who need to enroll in 15 credits for Financial Aid purposes will need to take additional electives  
 Credits16
Semester 2
APPLY TO STUDENT TEACHING  
BLED 343 Language, Literacy, and Culture in the ESL Classrooms (Spring only) 1 3
EDUC 451 Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science (Spring only) 1 3
EDUC 452 Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics (Spring only) 1 3
SPED 360 Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society (Spring only) 1 3
RDG 360 Elementary School Literacy I 3
SPED 355 Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education 3
 Credits18
Fourth Year
Semester 1
SUBMIT STEP PACKET  
RDG 371 Instruction for Special Reading Needs 3
BLED 483 Second Language Acquisition 3
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 3
EDUC 454 Methods of Teaching Elementary School Social Studies 3
RDG 361 Elementary School Literacy II 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
EDUC 470 Elementary Student Teaching 1 9
EDUC 481 Elementary Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120