The elementary and special education blended degree program utilizes a variety of coursework in foundations, technology, bilingual education, special education, reading and elementary education to provide you with a wealth of diverse experiences to help prepare you for the 21st century elementary general education or special education classroom. The emphasis of the elementary and special education program is to prepare you to facilitate learning for students in the elementary grades (K-8) as well as to educate students with special needs (PreK-12).
- Extensive field experiences
- Faculty with public school experience
- Use of technology
- Issues of diversity and students with exceptionalities
- The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) shares reciprocity with several states and territories
- Teacher for public and/or private elementary or special education classrooms
- Corporate trainer/educator
- Reading coach/facilitator (with 24 credit hours in reading)
- Initial step in moving forward in administration in schools or organizations (with the completion of a master's degree)
- Teacher in the United States or abroad
Organizations and Opportunities
As an ENMU student, you'll have the opportunity to participate in various campus and discipline-related organizations. All students interested in the teaching profession are encouraged to join Voices of Inclusive and Committed Education Students (VOICES). VOICES is an active student organization providing professional development and service opportunities to its members. You are also are encouraged to join content area professional organizations. Organizations are available in all content areas at the national level with some organizations having state and local chapters as well. Students also may assist faculty on research projects, work in labs and participate in other related activities.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to students last year. Additionally, qualified students are eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, and faculty-mentored research projects.
High School Courses
If you’re interested in majoring in elementary and special education at ENMU, try to take courses in:
- Public speaking
- Introduction to education classes (if available)
- Elective courses in the content area for teaching
Additional Degree Info
You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Education with Elementary (K-8) and Special Education (preK-12) Licensure degree, including the courses you will take when you're an education major at Eastern on our degree plans page.