Early Childhood Education, A.A.

The Associate of Arts degree is intended for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate granting institution in Early Childhood Education (birth through grade 3).  Students intending to transfer or pursue a particular course of study are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution.

Note:  A grade of C or better is required in all Early Childhood Education and elective courses.

General Education Requirements: 32 credits


Gen Ed - Communications

Gen Ed - Mathematics

Choose one dependent on Accuplacer Score:

Gen Ed - Laboratory Science

  • Gen Ed - Laboratory Science  - 8 cr.

Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science

Gen Ed - Humanities

Take 1 course from the following:

Gen Ed - Fine Arts

  • Gen Ed - Fine Arts 3 cr.

Gen Ed - Elective

Core Requirements: 32 credits

Total credits: 64

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

  • Gen Ed - Humanities (History) 3 cr.
  • Gen Ed - Mathematics 3 cr.

Fall 2

Spring 2

Education - Secondary, A.A.

The Associate of Arts degree in Secondary Education is intended to transfer to a four-year Teacher Education program in Secondary Education.  Students are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution.  Your four-year degree program may require additional pre-approved credit hours within your chosen teaching field.

Note:  A grade of C or better is required in all coursework for this program.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

General Educaion Requirements: 32 credits

Gen Ed - Fine Arts & Elective

  • Gen Ed - Fine Arts 3 cr.
  • Gen Ed - Elective 3 cr.

Gen Ed - Communications

Gen Ed - Mathematics

Gen Ed - Laboratory Science

Choose 2 courses/8 credits from the following:

Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science

Gen Ed - Humanities

Choose 1 course/3 credits from the following:

Core Requirements: 28 credits

Program Content Areas

Take 12 credits from one Program Content Area

Total Credits: 60

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall 1

Spring 1

Fall 2

Spring 2

  • EDUC-261 TESOL Methods 3 cr.
     
  • Gen Ed - Elective 3 cr. Gen Ed - Humanities (History) 3 cr.
  • Program Content Area 6 cr.

Education - Elementary/Special Education, A.A.

The Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education is intended to transfer to a four-year Teacher Education program in Elementary Education.  Students are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution.  Your four-year degree program may require additional pre-approved credit hours within your chosen teaching field.

Note:  A grade of C or better is required in all coursework for this program.

General Education Requirements: 32 credits

  • Gen Ed - Elective 3 cr.
  • Gen Ed - Fine Arts 3 cr.

Gen Ed - Communications

Gen Ed - Mathematics

Gen Ed: Laboratory Science

Choose 2 courses/8 credits from the following:

Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science

Gen Ed - Humanities

Core Requirements: 28

Total Credits: 60

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall 1

Spring 1

Fall 2

Spring 2

Alternative Licensure Certificate - Elementary

This is a post-baccalaureate program designed to develop the NM Teacher Competencies. The 19 credits cover competencies for entry-level elementary teachers, including 6 credits of reading and a field-based component with a minimum of 105 hours of supervised classroom teaching. The student must earn a grade of C or higher in all Gen-Ed, Core, and Elective courses required for this program.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 19

Suggested Sequence Fall Start Students:

This Program includes a suggested sequence for each Fall cohort. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall 1

Spring 1

Summer 1

Fall 2

Suggested Sequence for Spring Start Students

Spring 1

Summer 1

Fall 1

Spring 2

Alternative Licensure Certificate - Secondary

This is a post-baccalaureate program designed to develop the NM Teacher Competencies. The 16 credits cover competencies for entry-level secondary teachers, including 3 credits of reading and a field-based component with a minimum of 105 hours of supervised classroom teaching. The student must earn a grade of C or higher in all Gen-Ed, Core, and Elective courses required for this program.

Secondary Required Courses

This certificate requires 16 credit hours.

Total Credits: 16

Suggested Course Sequence Fall Cohort Students:

This Program includes a Fall and Spring cohort. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Suggested Sequence Spring Cohort Students

This Program includes a Fall and Spring cohort. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Alternative Licensure Certificate - Special Education

This is a post-baccalaureate program designed to develop the NM Teacher Competencies. The 21 credits cover competencies for entry-level special education teachers, including 6 credits of reading and a field-based component with a minimum of 105 hours of supervised classroom teaching. The student must earn a grade of C or higher in all Gen-Ed, Core, and Elective courses required for this program.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 21

Special Education Fall Start Cohort

This Program includes a suggested sequence for each Fall and Spring cohort. Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall Cohort - Fall 1

Fall Cohort - Spring 1

K-8 with Diagnostic Rdg

K-8 with Elem. Rdg and Lang. Dev.


Sec. 7-12 with Rdg in the Content Areas


Fall Cohort - Summer 1

Fall Cohort - Fall 2

K-8 with Diagnostic Rdg

K-8 with Elem. Rdg and Lang. Dev.

Sec. 7-12 with Rdg in the Content Areas

Special Education Spring Start Cohort

Spring Cohort - Spring 1

Spring Cohort - Summer 1

Spring Cohort - Fall 1

K-8 with Diagnostic Rdg

K-8 with Elem. Rdg and Lang. Dev.

Sec. 7-12 with Rdg in the Content Areas

Spring Cohort - Spring 2

K-8 with Diagnostic Rdg

K-8 with Elem. Rdg and Lang. Dev.

Sec. 7-12 with Rdg in the Content Areas

Alternative Teacher Licensure Certificate

This is a four semester post-baccalaureate program designed for adults who are highly motivated to become teachers. To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet New Mexico Public Education Department and San Juan College criteria for admittance: Bachelor's degree with minimum of 30 semester credits applicable to the licensure area sought, or master's degree with minimum of 12 graduate credits in applicable licensure area, or doctorate degree in applicable area. Prospective candidates must take and pass the NES Essential Academic Skills subtests I-III (Reading, Writing, and Math) in order to be fully accepted and qualified to apply for an intern license from the NMPED licensure department.

Full Acceptance into the Program:

  1. Passage of the NES Essential Academic Skills subtests I-III
  2. Completed application packet (including official transcripts)
  3. Transcript review requirements for academic degree content met
  4. In-person interview with program staff
  5. Signed candidate agreement

 

Participants who complete all courses and program requirements receive a certificate of completion to accompany their application to the State Public Education Department to obtain an Alternative License for K-8 elementary or 7-12 secondary or K-12 special education. Courses from other education programs may substitute for courses in this program. Courses from this program may not be accepted by other colleges. For ALP candidates seeking dual licensure in both Elementary and Secondary Education, only one field experience course is required (either EDUC 277 or EDUC 275 ). Dual licensure in Special Education requires two field experience course (EDUC 279 and EDUC 277 or EDUC 275 ).

Students must earn a C or better in all coursework and must earn at least a B in their Field Experience course in order to earn an ALP certificate.

Education - Gifted Certificate

This certificate program provides documentation that the student has completed 24 credits of instruction focusing on education of the gifted student. The seven classes include three classes that require a supervised field experience.

Certificate Requirements

Total Credits: 24

Suggested Course Sequence Full-Time Student:

Suggested Course Sequence Part-Time Student: