Elementary Education (Social Studies)
The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) in Elementary Education program offers students a comprehensive foundation in pedagogy while allowing them to specialize in their chosen focus area among four (4) options: language arts, mathematics, general sciences, or social sciences. This program combines essential teaching methodologies with in-depth subject-specific training, enabling graduates to become adept elementary school educators. Through a balanced curriculum of theoretical instruction and hands-on teaching practice, students develop the skills to create dynamic and inclusive classrooms, cater to diverse learning needs, and ignite a passion for learning in young students. Whether aspiring to be a language arts mentor, a math instructor, a science educator, or a social studies guide, graduates emerge equipped to shape the educational journey of elementary school children with expertise and enthusiasm.
Students in this degree plan are eligible to apply for the following supplementary programs:
New Experienced Teachers (NExT+) Program
Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
The College of Education at University of the Southwest operates under the auspices of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) that uses the standards developed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to evaluate education programs.
Out-of-state students will need to contact the respective State’s Department of Education for testing and licensure requirements.