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Teacher Education - AA

The Associate of Arts Degree in Teacher Education includes courses in the general field of elementary and secondary education as well as supplementary courses that may reflect an area of specialization. The degree also prepares the student for a career as an educational paraprofessional. Students pursuing this program are encouraged to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary or secondary education.

Degree Requirements

Minimum of 62 Credit Hours

General Education Core (36 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course is accepted. Courses in this section must include two different disciplines.
Required Course (3 credit hours)
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3

Program Requirements (23 credit hours)
ECME123 Introduction to Language, 3
EDUC102 Health, Safety and Nutrition 2
EDUC105 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDUC201 Child Grwth, Dvlpmnt & Learning 3
EDUC214 Intrdctn to Special Education 3
EDUC220 Multicultural Education 3
EDUC225 Teacher Education Practicum 3
EDUC205 Teaching Elementary School Math 3

Related Studies (3 credit hours)
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3