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/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.

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 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences 13
or ENGL 311G Advanced Composition
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Public Speaking 13
Principles of Human Communication 13
Principles of Human Communication Honors 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II3
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
LING 200GIntroduction to Language 1,23
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 34
Area V: Humanities
HIST 111GGlobal History to 15003
or HIST 112G Global History Since 1500
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
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
General Education Elective
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Viewing a Wider World 46
Departmental/College Requirements
College of Education Requirements
C EP 210Educational Psychology 53
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 53
EDUC 103Introduction with Internship in Bilingual Education/ESL 53
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 5,63
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 53
Student Teaching Courses
EDUC 470Elementary Student Teaching 79
EDUC 481Elementary Student Teaching Seminar 73
Elementary Education Teaching Methods Courses
Block A
EDUC 343Language, Literacy, and Culture in the ESL Classrooms 2,73
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
BIL 483Second Language Acquisition 2, 73
EDUC 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 2,73
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/TESOL Education Endorsement Courses
EDUC 204Foundations of Bilingual/ESL Education 2,53
LING 302VLanguage and Society (Concentration Course) 1,23
SPED 355Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education 2,73
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults3
MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I3
One additional Area III: Laboratory Science Course (must be a different subject area than the course selected above) 34
Choose one from the following:3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science
Second Language: (not required) 8
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 93
Total Credits120