Elementary education is offered at Highlands as an academic major field. Elementary education majors study such topics as cognitive, physical, emotional, and social development; human relations, instructional planning and implementation, classroom management, assessment and evaluation. They receive training in skills and competencies for elementary subject matter in mathematics, reading and languages arts, social studies, science, and other foundational fields. The program complies with the instructional competencies established by the New Mexico Public Education Department for entry-level elementary teachers. Before registering for the required major courses, students must complete the requirements for entrance to the Teacher Preparation Program, which include GnEd 201, taken in conjunction with GnEd 251, and SpEd 214. Students must have passed the Basic Skills component of the NMTA to be approved for student teaching.
EARLY CHILDHOOD MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION | ELEMENTARY EDUCATION | SPECIAL EDUCATION | GENERAL SCIENCE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS
Secondary Education (licensure)
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHER PREPARATION AND LICENSURE INFOMATION