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A Broad Field That Offers a Multitude of Options

Would a career in education be the right choice for you?

Aside from being knowledgeable in their subject, teachers and others working in the field of education must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence, and motivate students, as well as understand the students’ educational and emotional needs.

Teachers must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students and employ different teaching methods that will result in higher student achievement.

Dona Ana Community College currently offers multiple options for programs that serve as portals to the field at large, while at the same time preparing students to obtain practical employment after as little as two years of study in the field of Education or Early Childhood Education.

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EDUCATION

The Associate degree in Education program at Doña Ana Community College is designed to prepare students for transfer into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), a baccalaureate program at New Mexico State University. Alternatively, students may opt to transfer to a similar program at another four- year institution. The DACC program includes the lower division courses required for entry into the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at NMSU.

*Education (Elementary Education) – Associate Degree

*Education (Elementary Education – Special Education) - Associate Degree

*Education (Secondary Language Arts) – Associate Degree

*Education (Secondary Math) – Associate Degree

*Education (Secondary Science) – Associate Degree

*Education (Secondary Social Studies) – Associate Degree

How to Get Started

It is recommended that prospective students arrange an initial degree-planning session with a program adviser in DACC’s Education Department.

NOTE: Both programs require that student take and pass a security background check in order to take the field experience and practicum courses. Past criminal violations may prevent a student from completing a degree in the education program.

 

Check out our Grow Your Own Teacher Scholarship

 

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Program Goals

 Goal 1: Students graduating from our program will be prepared to apply for and enter the Teacher Education Program at New Mexico State University for the remaining 2 years of their Baccalaureate program.

Goal 2: Students will have the knowledge and skills to transfer to any four year institution in New Mexico.

Goal 3: Students will be prepared to enter the public schools as a teaching paraprofessional.

Education (Elementary Education)



NOTABLE COURSES:Intro to Bilingual Education/ESL; Human Growth and Behavior; Learning in the Classroom

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years SEE ROADMAP >>

Education (Elementary Special Education)


NOTABLE COURSES: Intro to Bilingual Education/ESL; Bilingual Methods; Integrating Technology with Teaching; Human Growth and Behavior

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years SEE ROADMAP >>

Education (Secondary Language Arts)


NOTABLE COURSES: Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth; Integrating Technology with Teaching; Human Growth and Behavior

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years SEE ROADMAP >>

Education (Secondary Math)


NOTABLE COURSES: Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth; Integrating Technology with Teaching; College Algebra; Algebra-Based Physics I

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years SEE ROADMAP >>

Education (Secondary Science)


NOTABLE COURSES: Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth; Integrating Technology with Teaching; Applications of Calculus I or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 semesters / 2 years SEE ROADMAP >>

Education (Secondary Social Studies)


NOTABLE COURSES: Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth; Integrating Technology with Teaching; Human Geography; History

REQUIREMENTS: C- or above is required in all relative courses to graduate

DURATION: 4 semsters / 2 years SEE ROADMAP >>

So, have we caught your interest?

Don't wait too long! Next Semester begins January 16th