Undergraduate Degree in Secondary Education

Bachelors in Secondary Education

NM Public Education Department Teaching Licensure which prepares students to work effectively with youth of diverse backgrounds grades sixth through twelfth grade.

Advising for our Bachelors in Secondary Education (S ED) 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: mtrevino@nmsu.edu  (575) 646-3404.

Degree Plans for Secondary Education: 7th to 12th grade

Degree plan Degree Map
Kinesiology – K-12 Physical Education 2018-19 (pdf) Kinesiology – K-12 Physical Education Degree Map 2018-19 (pdf)
S ED Language Arts 2018-19 (pdf) S ED Language Arts Degree Map 2018-19 (pdf)
S ED Math 2018-19 (pdf) S ED Math Degree Map 2018-19 (pdf)
S ED Science 2022-23 (pdf) S ED Science Degree Map 2018-19 (pdf)
S ED Social Studies 2018-19 (pdf) S ED Social Studies Degree Map 2018-19 (pdf)

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All secondary education majors have a teaching field major. We offer licensure for the State of New Mexico in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In some areas such mathematics, education majors, take the same course of study as mathematics majors. In the broad teaching fields like social studies, science, and language arts, the course work covers more breadth to broaden the teachers’ knowledge of the range of content in these disciplines.

Upon acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program (TEP), students take courses in education including methods courses in the subject areas of math, science, reading, language 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 Secondary Education program.

In the final semester of the program, students apply to student teach for 16 weeks. Upon completion of Student Teaching and the BA program and passage of the New Mexico Teachers Assessment, students are eligible to apply for state licensure.