What will I learn?

The Elementary Education program offers an undergraduate degree with 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.

There is a core set of General Education requirements necessary for Elementary Educators. Students should begin by seeking an advisement appointment with a COEHS Advisor.

Career Opportunities:

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,235.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected March, June, October 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

College of Education

Technology and Education Center, MSC05 3040,

1 University of New Mexico,

ALBUQUERQUE,

New Mexico,

87131, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed). Academic Preparation: Strong academic preparation or a U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for freshman applicants) or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for transfer students with the equivalent of 24 college credit hours).

For international students

Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed).

Academic Preparation: Strong academic preparation or a U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for freshman applicants) or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for transfer students with the equivalent of 24 college credit hours).

English Proficiency: If English is not the first language of the student or not the official language of the country, the student must submit official results of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score 6.0; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score 520 paper-based, or 68 Internet-based; Cambridge C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency - 180; Duolingo English Test - 95; Pearson Test of English - 47.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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