Program Overview

Eastern New Mexico University offers an online Secondary Education-Alternate Licensure program for individuals who already possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree and want to become a teacher. This program consists of a one to three year district mentorship program approved by the New Mexico State Board of Education. After completing the program and the required NMTA exams are taken, the graduate can then apply for a license as a 7-12 educator in a specific area of expertise.

Professors typically hold terminal degrees in special education or related fields and provide a beneficial school learning experience.

The Secondary Education Licensure program consists of seven courses. Core classes include: Curriculum: Theory into Practice, Theories of Learning and Motivation, Assessment, and American Curriculum History. Secondary course requirements include Instructional Design and The Social Context of Effective Instruction. There are an additional 15 graduate hours in a New Mexico endorsement area for a secondary teaching license.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    This program is accredited by NCATE


    Bachelor or Master's degree


    Licensure for New Mexico only.

    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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