The Elementary Teacher Education Program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare teachers who are capable of working effectively with children of diverse backgrounds grades kindergarten through eighth grade. We approach our work from a critical, inclusive and student-centered perspective of care, with culturally responsive pedagogies and collaboration that promotes best practices. The on-site Elementary Blocks (5 courses per block) support teacher candidates in the teaching fields of language arts, math, science and social studies. During two different semesters for sixteen weeks each semester, teacher candidates enrolled in these Blocks spend four days per week working in classrooms and attend methods courses taught on-site by university faculty. The teacher candidates spend over 300 hours of contact with children, teachers, and the classroom and school culture. The Elementary Education Teacher Education Program culminates with a full-time, all week, sixteen-week public school-based student teaching experience with mentoring from school and university representatives.
Delivery Format: Interactive Television (Las Cruces, Carlsbad, & Grants)
Program Credits: 120
Program Length: 4 - 6 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $369.10
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250
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NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
HLC phone: 800-621-7440
The College of Education’s programs have specialized accreditations from eight different accrediting agencies.