The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences pre-professional education concentration is designed to introduce you to the field of education by providing broad exposure to various educational disciplines. For community members, this degree will make you a more effective supporter of education in your community. If you are a parent, you can become a more effective participant in your children’s education and you'll be better prepared to work with the local school district. If you are interested in counseling, this program provides you with a background in various educational disciplines. If you are interested in becoming an educator, this degree will help you figure out where you might want to specialize if you pursue a degree in education. As a bonus, some of your BAAS coursework could even work toward you licensure requirements.

If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, you can apply the education experience you already have toward a bachelor’s degree. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but in general, the BAAS degree can be attained in two years. Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program gives you credit for your past academic experience.

Each BAAS degree requires you to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. If your vocational/technical credit takes care of your primary concentration area for this program, you'll take just eight classes (24 hours) to earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at ENMU. Note: This concentration area does not meet New Mexico teacher licensure requirements.

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Learning Format For Pre-Professional Education Concentration

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in pre-professional education is designed to be completed 100% online, with students completing assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. Student participation, using Mediasite, Blackboard and Adobe Collaborate related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time.

Advising for Pre-Professional Education

As a pre-professional education student, we are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, we offer advising via phone or email and are always excited when students reach out to us.

Pre-Professional Education Resources

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 only for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you clearly communicate 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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Instructors also offer live video support through Adobe Collaborate during office hours. For questions and concerns about homework assignments, projects and grades please email or call your professor.

Affordable Bachelor’s in Pre-Professional Education

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 tuition rates in the United States. Once you are an enrolled student you are eligible to apply for scholarships through the ENMU Foundation.  

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Career Opportunities in Pre-Professional Education

When you receive a BAAS degree with a diverse populations and age groups concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management, or even a new career in a related field. Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Pre-Professional Education (24-27 hours)

This concentration can be completed through online instruction.

Required Core Courses (21 hours)

Course

Credits

CTED 301 CTE Foundations

3

EDF 301 Foundations of Schooling

3

SPED 300 Introduction to Special Education

3

BLED 350 Cultural and Linguistic Pluralism

3

ECE 280 Family and Community Collaboration I

3

EDF 309 Technology for the Classroom

3

RED 496 Elementary Content Area Literacy

3


FCS / Psychology Course (3 hours)
Complete one of the following.

Course

Credits

FCS 221 Child Growth, Development and Learning 
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)

3

PSY 201 Child Psychology
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)

3

PSY 202 Adolescent Psychology 
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)

3

PSY 300 Psychology of Adult Development

3


PSY 300 Prerequisite Course (3 hours)
Only required if PSY 300 is selected.

Course

Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 
(may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement)

3

BAAS Coordinator

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Assistant Professor of Career and Technical Education

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Phone: 575.562.4124