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Elementary Education: Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts

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The Elementary Education (ELEM) program is a stackable AA to BA program. The program includes sixty (60) credits of coursework earned as part of the Associates of Arts in Elementary Education and an addition sixty (60) credits that lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Licensure in Elementary Education- K- 8th Grade. The program’s coursework has a strong focus on how to work with diverse student populations.

Associate of Arts: The AA in Elementary Education curriculum is aligned to the New Mexico State’s Transfer Module and NNMC’s General Education Common Core Offerings, and provides a seamless transition to NNMC’s Bachelor's in Elementary Education.

Bachelor of Arts: The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is accredited by the New Mexico Public Education Department, by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is eligible for review by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in 2023.  Upon successful completion of the BA program and passing scores on the required State of New Mexico Teacher Assessments, teacher candidates will be eligible to apply for a K-8 teacher license with a TESOL endorsement.

As part of the BA program requirements, teacher candidates also choose from one of the following areas:

  • Concentration Area: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science
  • Bilingual Education endorsement

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