Elementary Education (Social Studies 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 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 132 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 54
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science 53
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 53
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course(s)
Choose two different subjects for a total of 8 credits8
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
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
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 2
Choose one from the following:3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
Introduction to Political Science3
American National Government3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1130GWorld History I 33
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 I 33
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Viewing a Wider World 46
Must be from two different colleges
Departmental/College Requirements
College of Education Requirements
BLED 1110Introduction n Bilingual Education/ESL 53
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
CEPY 2110Learning in the Classroom 53
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 5,63
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 53
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 53
LING 2110GIntroduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics3
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 1,73
EDUC 451Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science 73
EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics 73
RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I 73
SPED 360Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 73
Block B
BLED 483Second Language Acquisition 1,73
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 1,73
EDUC 454Methods of Teaching Elementary School Social Studies 73
RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II 73
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 73
Bilingual/TESOL Education Endorsement Courses
BLED 344Issues in Schooling for Bilingual Learners3
BLED 2110Bilingual Methods 1,53
SPED 355Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Special Education 1,73
Concentration Courses: Science (K-8)
ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLS, or SOCI Elective Course9
HIST Elective Course3
HIST 368Teaching History3
Non-Departmental Requirements
MATH 1134Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 53
ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults3
Second Language: 8
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 1320
Total Credits132