Elementary Education (Science 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 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 will require credits beyond 120. Students should meet with the College of Education Educational 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 136 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
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science 13
or ENGL 2130G Advanced Composition
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 2134GFundamentals of Elementary Math II 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose two different subjects with labs for a total of 8 credits 28
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
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
Physics of Music4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Choose one from the following:3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1130GWorld History I3
or HIST 1140G World 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 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Viewing a Wider World 36
Must be from two different colleges
Departmental/College Requirements
College of Education Requirements
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
CEPY 2110Learning in the Classroom 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
BLED 1110Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL 13
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 1,43
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
LING 302VLanguage and Society 53
LING 2110GIntroduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics 53
Student Teaching Courses
EDUC 470Elementary Student Teaching 69
EDUC 481Elementary Student Teaching Seminar 63
Elementary Education Teaching Methods Courses
Block A
BLED 343Language, Literacy, and Culture in the ESL Classrooms 5,63
EDUC 451Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science 63
EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 63
RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I 63
SPED 360Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 63
Block B
BLED 483Second Language Acquisition 5,63
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 5,63
EDUC 454Methods of Teaching Elementary School Social Studies 63
RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II 63
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 63
Bilingual/TESL Education Endorsement Courses
BLED 344Issues in Schooling for Bilingual Learners3
BLED 2110Bilingual Methods 4,53
SPED 355Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education 5,63
Concentration/Teaching Field Courses: Science (K-8)
ASTR Elective Course3
BIOL Elective Course3
CHEM or PHYS Elective Course3
GEOL or Physical GEOG Elective Course3
Science Elective Course4
Non-Departmental Requirements
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 13
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults3
Second Language: 7
for certification in the State of New Mexico, the Bilingual endorsement requires six credits taught in a language other than English, and for the TESL endorsement, six credits of a language other than English is required
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1360
Total Credits136