Elementary/Special Education

Associate of Arts

61 minimum – 87 credit hours*

Portrait of a two years old child stacking wooden cubes. Pretty little boy on blue backgroundThe Associate of Arts in Elementary/Special Education will allow students to enter a bachelor’s program leading to teacher certification in the state of New Mexico.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and discuss educational issues, theories, and research.
  • Examine and evaluate effective teaching strategies and techniques, effective planning approaches, motivation strategies, and classroom management.
  • Observe, create and execute a lesson using current research strategies.
  • Evaluate students’ diversities and individual learning differences
    Demonstrate how the proper integration of technology facilitates student learning.
  • Analyze ones’ own qualifications and commitment to becoming a teacher.

Note: GPA of 2.75 is required.

*Additional hours may be required for program requirements for transfer students who are NMGEC complete.

To learn more about the program requirements, click on the links below:

Elementary/Special Education AA
Elementary/Special Education Degree Pathway