Our Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and an Emphasis in Elementary Education program is designed to strengthen your selected content knowledge and add depth of understanding in the areas of curriculum and instruction. This degree is designed with education practitioners in mind.

Program Highlights

  • Includes content in science, math and reading
  • Emphasizes differentiated instruction is emphasized
  • Involves working with students of diversity
  • Affordable tuition

Application for this 100% Online Program

Learning Format For Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in education administration is designed to be completed 100% online. You’ll complete readings, assignments, discussions on Blackboard, individual projects and presentations, quizzes and tests throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. In all classes except BLED 578, your participation, using Blackboard and other resources like YouTube and Collaborate, related to recorded lectures can be done at your convenience, rather than during a specific time. BLED 578 is a synchronous class and needs to be completed at the offered time. If this requirement is standing in the way of starting this program, please apply anyway and reach out to our department. We are happy to work with you if you have extenuating circumstances. To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you have the option of writing a thesis or passing comprehensive exams. You must be physically present to defend your thesis or take your comprehensive exams. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person!

Advising for Instruction and Curriculum Students

If you are taking the time to complete an advanced study program, we know you want not only the benefits from our classes, but also our faculty’s professional experience. To support you, we offer advising meetings via email and phone. We want you to feel connected and prepared to create and defend your thesis or complete your comprehensive exams.

Secondary Education Resources and Academic Support

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly for written, school-related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, you’ll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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If you have questions or concerns about your homework assignments, projects or grades, we encourage you to email or call your professor.

Affordable Curriculum and Instruction Master’s

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest bachelor's and master's-level tuition in the state of New Mexico, and has one of the most affordable graduate tuition rates in the United States. If you are an out-of-state student enrolling in 6 or fewer hours per semester, you'll pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. Eligible students may apply for the TEACH grant and Graduate Assistantships are also available through application to the ENMU Graduate School.

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Career Opportunities with a Master of Arts in Education

Our affordable tuition makes it easy for you to pick ENMU, a school with a strong reputation for producing capable teachers and administrators that are prepared to lead schools and school districts.

  • Classroom teacher
  • Mentor
  • Department chair
  • Grade-level leader
  • Building level professional development coordinator

Elementary Education (36 hours)

Course Requirements (9 hours)

Course

Credits

EDF 538 Teacher as Researcher

3

CI 540 Graduate Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3

CI 531 Critical Pedagogy in Educational Reform

3


Concentration Area (27 hours)

Course

Credits

CI 540 Instructional Leadership

3

ELED 511 Trends in Mathematics and Science

3

ELED 540 Creativity Across the Curriculum

3

BLED 578 Teaching Multicultural of the SW

3

RED 518 Content Area Literacy

3

Electives to be decided with advisor

12

Apply for this 100% Online Degree

As New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU offers students more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. If you are interested in a master's in education administration degree we encourage you to learn the benefits of Eastern New Mexico University's online Master of Arts in Education.

Advisor

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Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics, Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 159

Phone: 575.562.2481