Program Description

The program is designed to meet New Mexico state teacher licensing requirements for the first two years of study for prospective kindergarten to 8th grade teachers. Applicants need a minimum of 26 credit hours for admission to the UNM College of Education. All courses offered are accepted by the UNM College of Education and apply toward a Bachelor of Arts in Education with teacher licensure for elementary school teaching. Students may also apply this degree to qualify to work as educational assistants in the public schools.

Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

General education and core requirements will articulate with all New Mexico colleges of education. Completion of the associate of arts in Elementary Education enables students to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A. Ed). The Elementary Education program offers specialty areas in a number of teaching fields for the preparation and development of the professional educator. The program strives to prepare the very best entry-level teachers for all of New Mexico's children; such preparation is enriched by the diverse, contrastive linguistic and cultural communities of the region. 

Gainful Employment Information

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the associate of arts in elementary education program is available from Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or, or the Academic Affairs Office, at 505.925.8600.