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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Science in Education

MAJOR: Elementary Education

General education and professional education are similar for all degree programs in the College of Education. Students should meet with an advisor to plan appropriate general education courses for an elementary education major.

Requirements

Professional Education Courses Required

EDUC 450Methods of Teaching Early Childhood Education

3 cr.

EDUC 451Methods of Teaching Elementary School Science

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 453Methods of Teaching Elementary School Language Arts

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 454Methods of Teaching Elementary School Social Studies

3 cr. (2+2P)

RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I

3 cr. (2+2P)

RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II

3 cr. (2+2P)

SPED 360Elementary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

TEACHING FIELD: Language Arts Elementary (24 credits)

COMM 253GPublic Speaking

3 cr.

or

COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication

3 cr.

 

ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences

3 cr.

or

ENGL 311GAdvanced Composition

3 cr.

 

ENGL 363Literature for Children and Young Adults

3 cr.

RDG 360Elementary School Literacy I

3 cr. (2+2P)

RDG 361Elementary School Literacy II

3 cr. (2+2P)

Language Arts electives (ENGL, RDG, THTR, COMM, or LING)

9 cr.

TEACHING FIELD: Mathematics Elementary (24 credits)

Students with consent of an advisor and the mathematics department may take higher level math classes.

Core Courses

MATH 111Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I

3 cr.

MATH 112GFundamentals of Elementary Math II

3 cr.

MATH 215Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III

3 cr.

Choose 15 credits from the following:

EDUC 452Methods of Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

3 cr. (2+2P)

MATH 120Intermediate Algebra

3 cr.

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences

3 cr. (2+2P)

STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences

3 cr.

TEACHING FIELD: Science Elementary (24 credits)

BIOL elective

3 cr.

CHEM elective

3 cr.

GEOL or GEOG elective

3 cr.

PHYS elective

3 cr.

Twelve credits in science from the general education requirements on degree plan

12 cr.

TEACHING FIELD: Social Studies Elementary (24 credits)

ANTH elective

3 cr.

ECON elective

3 cr.

GEOG elective

3 cr.

HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe

3 cr.

HIST 102GModern Europe

3 cr.

 

HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History

3 cr.

or

HIST 202GIntroduction to Recent American History

3 cr.

 

HIST 368Teaching History

3 cr.

SOC/HIST elective

3 cr.

Elementary Education Endorsement Areas (24 credits)

Elementary Education majors are required to complete a teaching field (endorsement area) in an academic discipline. A list of concentration areas is available in the Education Advisement Center.

Bilingual/TESOL Endorsement

Students interested in a bilingual or TESOL endorsement should contact the advisement office. These endorsements can now be included in an undergraduate degree program without significant additional hours required.

Foreign Language Requirements

All elementary education majors are required to take six to eight credits of Spanish or obtain certification of a working knowledge of a Native American language.