Bachelors in Elementary Education
NM Public Education Department Teaching Licensure which prepares students to work effectively with children of diverse backgrounds grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
Advising for our Bachelors in Elementary Education (ELED) program is available through the Center for Academic Advising and Student Support. Dr. Margo M. Trevino-Torres in the College of Education Undergraduate Resource Center/Teacher Education Program Advising (Room 121 O’Donnell Hall), advises students who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (575) 646-3404.
- Distance Campus Education – Offered at Alamogordo, Carlsbad and Grants campuses.
Degree Plan for Elementary Education:
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|2017-18 Elementary Education Degree plan (pdf)||ELED Degree Map 2017-18 (pdf)|
During the first two years of the B.A. program, students concentrate on their general education requirements while also taking elementary education classes. This professional education component acquaints students with the psychological, social, cultural, developmental, and cognitive aspects of K-8 education. Students also begin to take field experience courses with child study requirements.
Upon acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program (TEP), students take courses in K-8 education including integrated methods courses in the subject areas of math, science, reading, language arts, fine arts and social studies; school and community collaboration; and advanced assessment. During these final two years of the program, students’ knowledge is developed and skills are practiced through extensive field experiences where students act in the role of teaching assistants.
See the Office of Teacher Candidate Preparation (OTCP) for more information about preparation and placement of student teachers in the Early Childhood Education program.
In the final semester of the program, students apply to student teach for 15 weeks. Upon completion of the BA program and passage of the New Mexico Teachers Assessment, students are eligible to apply for state licensure .