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The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents has approved a new Bachelor of Occupational Education Degree with a major in occupational education.
The Bachelor of Occupational Education degree will prepare individuals for vocational or technical teaching in the public schools or industrial training area. It is designed for students who have completed an associate degree in their vocational or technical major and the majority of their general education at a two-year institution, and then transfer to Eastern to receive a bachelor's degree and license to teach vocational education. Students will complete a 35-40 semester hour vocational or technical major at a two-year institution and 30 semester hours of vocational teacher education at ENMU.
The new degree will be in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and Agriculture, and will provide graduates the opportunity to enhance and expand their vocational or technical core competencies and employment opportunities.
"By making this degree available, Eastern recognizes the dramatic increase in need for trained professionals for instructional responsibilities in vocational education, industrial training, and other related fields," said Dr. K Paul Jones, vice president for Academic Affairs.
The degree program becomes effective this fall.