Program Overview

Eastern New Mexico University offers an online Bachelor of Occupational Education (BOE) degree designed for individuals who have earned or meet requirements for an associate’s degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Likewise, those with significant credit hours in a technical discipline from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may also qualify. The BOE is used to apply for Secondary Licensure in Vocational Technical Education to teach in community or technical colleges, trade or technical institutes, or business and industry settings.

The Bachelor of Occupational Education is a 128 credit hour program. Coursework includes requirements in bachelor’s courses (7 hrs.), general education (41 hrs.), major vocational or technical field (35 to 40 hrs.), and professional technical education (30 hrs.). Some of the professional technical education courses include: Cultural and Linguistic Pluralism, Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom, Methods of Teaching PTE, and a supervised classroom internship.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    This program is accredited by NCATE.


    Associate's degree or substantial credit hours from a technical institute.

    School Overview

    Eastern New Mexico University is a four-year, public state university located in Portales, New Mexico. While its main campus is in Portales, ENMU also has branch campuses located in Roswell and Ruidoso.

    ENMU is constantly growing. Students at ENMU can earn their associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Some of the top undergraduate majors include education, communication, psychology, biology, and business administration. ENMU also offers entirely online graduate degrees.


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