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Associate of Arts
61-63 credit hours
Boy blocks smallThe Associate of Arts degree 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 3.00 is required.


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

Elementary/Special Education AA
Degree Pathway