Special Education (Secondary Education) - Bachelor of Science in Education

The undergraduate special education program is an CAEP accredited program designed to prepare teacher candidates for dual licensure in special education and either elementary or secondary education. Students graduate with the preparation to teach in environments across the continuum of special education services. In addition to special education coursework, students complete an academic teaching field within their dual major (elementary or secondary). 

Students should meet with the College of Education Undergraduate Resource Center to plan appropriate general education courses for a special education major. See “General Requirements” in the “College of Education” section. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as a condition for enrolling in courses that lead to licensure. Students must pass ENGL, MATH, all education, and teaching field/concentration courses with a C- or better.

Teaching Field: Language Arts

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 14
English Composition - Level 23
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 1, 33
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course(s) 48
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I3
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
Area V: Creative and Fine Arts
THEA 1110GIntroduction to Theatre (Language Arts Teaching Field/Concentration)3
General Education Elective
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Viewing the Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 5
Departmental/College Requirements
Secondary Education Requirements
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1, 63
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching (Pre/Co-requisite for TEP admission) 13
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 23
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 23
EDUC 460Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level 2, 63
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 23
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 23
Student Teaching
SPED 482Student Teaching SPED 212
Special Education Core Requirements
SPED 459Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
SPED 463Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners3
SPED 406High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 23
SPED 407Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 23
SPED 481Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity (Not with EDUC 489) 2, 6,73
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 23
EDUC 489Topics (Dual License Practicum; Prerequisite EDUC 460) 2, 6,73
Language Arts Teaching Field/Concentration Requirements
For the teaching field/concentration both (COMM 1130G or COMM 1115G) and (ENGL 2130G or ENGL 2210G) will count towards General Education as well
ENGL 2610American Literature I3
or ENGL 2620 American Literature II
ENGL 2630British Literature I3
or ENGL 2640 British Literature II
ENGL 310Critical Writing3
ENGL 408Shakespeare I3
or ENGL 409 Shakespeare II
ENGL 416Approaches to Literature3
ENGL 470Approaches to Composition3
ENGL 400+ Literature Elective3
Choose one from the following:3
Chicana/o Literature3
Women Writers3
Southwestern Literature3
Choose one from the following courses3
Chaucer3
British Romanticism3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
Advanced Study in English Literature3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Women's Literature3
Middle English Textual Cultures3
Choose one from the following courses3
Writing in the Workplace3
Technical Editing3
Advanced Study in Writing3
Computers and Writing3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 1430GApplications of Calculus I3
or MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics
JOUR 105GMedia and Society3
One additional Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (must be a different subject area than the course selected above) 43
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1320
Total Credits132

Teaching Field: Math

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 Requirements
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following courses3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 13
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following courses3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Choose one from the following:4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
Choose one from the following:4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I3
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following courses3
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Viewing the Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 3
Departmental/College Requirements
Secondary Education Core Requirements
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1,43
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching (Pre/Co-requisite for admission to TEP) 13
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 53
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 53
EDUC 462Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level 4,53
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 53
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 53
Student Teaching
SPED 482Student Teaching SPED 512
Special Education Requirements
SPED 459Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
SPED 463Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners3
SPED 406High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 53
SPED 407Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 53
SPED 481Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity (Not with EDUC 489) 4,5,63
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 53
EDUC 489Topics (Dual License Practicum; Prerequisite EDUC 462) 4,5,63
Math Education Teaching Field/Concentration Requirements
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
C S 111Computer Science Principles4
E T 182Digital Logic3
MATH 1531Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MATH 2415Introduction to Linear Algebra3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
or A ST 311 Statistical Applications
MATH elective numbered 300+3
MATH elective numbered 300+3
MATH or A ST elective numbered 300+ 73
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Choose one from the following:3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
Choose one from the following:3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Issues in American Politics3
International Relations3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1320
Total Credits132

Teaching Field: Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 130 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
Choose one from the following courses3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 13
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following courses3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 1, 23
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory (Teaching Field/Concentration Course(s))
4
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory (Teaching Field/Concentration Course(s))
4
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following courses3
Making History3
United States History I3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following:3
Orientation in Art3
Visual Concepts3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
GEOG 1120GWorld Regional Geography3
or GEOG 1130G Human Geography
Viewing the Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 3
Departmental/College Requirements
Secondary Education Core Requirements
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1,43
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching (Pre/Co-requisite for admission to TEP) 13
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 53
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 53
EDUC 463Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level 4,53
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 53
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 53
Student Teaching
SPED 482Student Teaching SPED 512
Special Education Core Requirements
SPED 459Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
SPED 463Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners3
SPED 406High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 53
SPED 407Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 53
SPED 481Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity (Not with EDUC 489) 4,5,63
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 53
EDUC 489Topics (Dual License Practicum; Prerequisite EDUC 463) 4,5,63
Science Education Teaching Field/Concentration Requirements
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
or CHEM 1216 General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
or CHEM 1226 General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
Choose one from the following courses4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
4
Choose one from the following courses4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II
4
BIOL 301Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 305Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 467Evolution3
BIOL 300+ Plant Science Elective3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 1430GApplications of Calculus I3
or MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Choose one from the following:3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
One additional Area V/VI: Humanities or Creative & Fine Arts Course (must be a different subject area than the course selected above) 73
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1300
Total Credits130

Teaching Field: Social Studies

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 135 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
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following courses3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 1,33-4
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course(s)8
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1130GWorld History I3
or HIST 1140G World History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 43
General Education Elective
HIST 2250GEast Asia to 16003
or HIST 2251G East Asia since 1600
Viewing the Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 5
Departmental/College Requirements
Secondary Education Core Requirements
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1,63
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching (Pre/Co-requisite for TEP admission) 13
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 23
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 23
EDUC 461Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level 23
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 23
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 23
Student Teaching
SPED 482Student Teaching SPED 212
Special Education Core Requirements
SPED 459Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
SPED 463Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners3
SPED 406High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 23
SPED 407Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 23
SPED 481Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity (Not with EDUC 489) 2,6,73
RDG 371Instruction for Special Reading Needs 23
EDUC 489Topics (Dual License Practicum; Prerequisite EDUC 461) 2,6,73
Social Studies Teaching Field/Concentration Requirements
ECON 2110GMacroeconomic Principles3
ECON 2120GMicroeconomics Principles3
GEOG 2130Map Use and Analysis3
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I3
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
HIST 1120GUnited States History II3
HIST 2245GIslamic Civilizations to 18003
or HIST 2246G Islamic Civilizations since 1800
HIST 368Teaching History3
HIST 386New Mexico History 83
HIST Elective 300+3
POLS, ECON,GEOG, or HIST Elective 300+3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics3
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
GEOG 1120GWorld Regional Geography3
POLS 1120GAmerican National Government3
or POLS 1110G Introduction to Political Science
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1350
Total Credits135-136

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student placement in ENGL 1110G Composition I and the MATH course listed in Semester 1 of the First Year of each Teaching Field roadmap. 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.

Teaching Field: Language Arts

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 1
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
3
JOUR 105G Media and Society 3
THEA 1110G Introduction to Theatre 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1130G
Survey of Mathematics 1
or Applications of Calculus I
3
HIST 1150G
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
3
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
ENGL 2610
American Literature I
or American Literature II
3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
HIST 1110G
United States History I
or United States History II
3
ENGL 2630
British Literature I
or British Literature II
3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 1 4
 Credits19
Semester 2
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
ENGL 310 Critical Writing 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Chicana/o Literature  
Women Writers  
Southwestern Literature  
SPED 459 Classroom Management for Diverse Learners 3
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 3
Area III: Laboratory Sciene Course 1 4
 Credits19
Third Year
Semester 1
RDG 371 Instruction for Special Reading Needs 3
ENGL 408
Shakespeare I (Fall Only)
or Shakespeare II
3
SPED 406 High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society (Fall Only) 3
ENGL 470 Approaches to Composition (Fall Only) 3
400-Level ENGL Literature Elective Course 3
One additional Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 1 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment 3
EDUC 489 Topics 3
ENGL 416 Approaches to Literature (Spring Only) 3
SPED 407 Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society (Spring Only) 3
SPED 463 Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners (Spring Only) 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy (Fall Only) 3
EDUC 460 Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level (Fall Only) 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society (Fall Only) 3
SPED 481 Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Writing in the Workplace  
Technical Editing  
Advanced Study in Writing  
Computers and Writing  
400-Level ENGL Literature Elective Course 2 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
SPED 482 Student Teaching SPED 12
 Credits12
 Total Credits132

Teaching Field: Math

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
Choose one from the following: 3
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Dance Appreciation  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
 Credits17
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
HIST 1110G
United States History I
or United States History II
3
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
C S 111 Computer Science Principles 4
 Credits17
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 3
E T 182 Digital Logic 3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
Choose from one of the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
Area IV: ANTH, GEOG, POLS or SOCI "G" Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
MATH 1531 Introduction to Higher Mathematics 3
SPED 459 Classroom Management for Diverse Learners 3
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
Choose from one of the following: 4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
 
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
RDG 371 Instruction for Special Reading Needs 3
MATH 2415 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 2530G Calculus III 3
SPED 406 High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 3
STAT 371
Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I
or Statistical Applications
3
300-Level MATH Elective Course 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 3
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment 3
EDUC 489 Topics 3
SPED 407 Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 3
SPED 463 Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners 3
300-Level MATH Elective Course 3
 Credits18
Fourth Year
Semester 1
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUC 462 Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
SPED 481 Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity 3
HIST 1150G
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
3
300-Level MATH OR A ST Elective Course 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
SPED 482 Student Teaching SPED 12
 Credits12
 Total Credits132

Teaching Field: Science

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1220G
College Algebra
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
3-4
Choose one from the following: 3
Orientation in Art  
Visual Concepts  
Dance Appreciation  
Music Appreciation: Jazz  
Music Appreciation: Western Music  
Introduction to Theatre  
Area V: Any HIST "G" Course 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1430G
Applications of Calculus I
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
3-4
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
CHEM 1215G
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
or General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
4
 Credits17-18
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 3
CHEM 1225G
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
or General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors
4
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
Area IV: ANTH or SOCI "G" Course 3
 Credits20
Semester 2
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
Choose from one of the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
 
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
 
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
 
Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
 
BIOL 301 Principles of Ecology 3
SPED 459 Classroom Management for Diverse Learners 3
RDG 371 Instruction for Special Reading Needs 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
BIOL 305 Principles of Genetics 3
SPED 406 High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 3
BIOL 467 Evolution 3
Choose from one of the following: 4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
 
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory
 
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
 
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II
 
GEOG 1120G
World Regional Geography
or Human Geography
3
 Credits16
Semester 2
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 3
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment 3
EDUC 489 Topics 3
SPED 407 Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 3
SPED 463 Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners 3
One additional Area V/VI: Humanites or Creative and Fine Arts Course 3
 Credits18
Fourth Year
Semester 1
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUC 463 Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
SPED 481 Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity 3
300-Level BIOL Plant Science Elective Course 3-4
 Credits15-16
Semester 2
SPED 482 Student Teaching SPED 12
 Credits12
 Total Credits130-133

Teaching Field: Social Studies

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 1
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
3-4
HIST 1110G United States History I 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
HIST 1130G
World History I
or World History II
3
ECON 2120G
Microeconomics Principles
or Macroeconomic Principles
3
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Semester 1
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1 3
POLS 1110G
Introduction to Political Science
or American National Government
3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
HIST 1150G
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
3
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
ECON 2110G
Macroeconomic Principles
or Microeconomics Principles
3
 Credits18
Semester 2
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
HIST 2245G
Islamic Civilizations to 1800
or Islamic Civilizations since 1800
3
SPED 459 Classroom Management for Diverse Learners 3
HIST 368 Teaching History 3
GEOG 1120G World Regional Geography 3
HIST 1120G United States History II 3
 Credits18
Third Year
Semester 1
RDG 371 Instruction for Special Reading Needs 3
SPED 406 High Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 3
GEOG 2130 Map Use and Analysis 3
MATH 1130G
Survey of Mathematics 1
or Applications of Calculus I
3
EDUC 489 Topics 3
300-Level HIST Elective Course 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 3
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment 3
SPED 407 Low Incidence Disabilities in a Diverse Society 3
SPED 463 Introduction to Assessment of Diverse Exceptional Learners 3
HIST 2250G
East Asia to 1600
or East Asia since 1600
3
300-Level POLS, ECON, GEOG or HIST Elective Course 3
 Credits18
Fourth Year
Semester 1
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy 3
EDUC 461 Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
SPED 481 Practicum in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity 3
HIST 386 New Mexico History 3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits19
Semester 2
SPED 482 Student Teaching SPED 12
 Credits12
 Total Credits135-136