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Education

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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.

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Programs Available at DACC Dona Ana Community College currently offers two 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 Education and Early Childhood Education. 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 Education and Early Childhood Education.

*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

 

EDUCATION

The Associate Degree in Education prepares students to transfer into the Teacher Education Program at New Mexico State University, or a similar four-year baccalaureate program at another institution.The Education associate degree 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.

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.

 

 

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