Program Overview

Eastern New Mexico University offers an online Master of Education degree designed to provide increased knowledge for licensed elementary teachers who wish to continue their professional development, become curriculum leaders, or enhance their professional status. Students may choose the thesis, graduate project, or non-thesis option for their course of study. Each option includes writing proficiencies and written comprehensive exams. Additionally, the thesis and graduate project options include an encompassing oral defense.

Students should bear in mind that this degree does not lead to an elementary teaching license; however, it can lead to an additional endorsement area.

The Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning is a 36 credit-hour program. There are three core courses (9 hours) which include: Teacher as Researcher, Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, and Critical Pedagogy and Educational Reform. Then, the student chooses a concentration area consisting of 15 hours plus 12 hours of electives. The Master of Elementary Education includes the aforementioned core courses plus 27 hours of required emphasis courses including Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest, Instruction Application in Language Arts, two electives, and a Master’s Thesis.

 

The Master of Education in Pedagogy and Learning is a 36-credit-hour program. There are three core courses (nine hours) which include: Teacher as Researcher; Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; and Critical Pedagogy and Educational Reform. Then the student chooses a concentration area consisting of 15 hours plus 12 hours of electives. The Master of Elementary Education includes the aforementioned core courses plus 27 hours of required emphasis courses which include: Instructional Leadership; Trends in Mathematics and Science; Creativity Across the Curriculum; Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest; Advanced Studies and Instruction Application in Language Arts; two electives; and a Master’s Thesis.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    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.

    Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in Education

    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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