The Master of Education with Emphasis in Bilingual Education program is designed for practicing teachers wishing to pursue a master's degree, as well as bilingual endorsement.

Program Highlights

Graduate School Application

Affordable Master's in Bilingual 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 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.

Graduate Tuition and Fees Financial Assistance for Graduates

Career Opportunities with a Master's in Bilingual Education

With a master's degree in bilingual education, you can:

  • Teach bilingual students

Admission Requirements for Education Graduate Program

If you do not satisfy all of the following requirements for admission within your first 12 hours of graduate study at ENMU, you will be reclassified as a non-degree seeking student and you will not be allowed to register for further graduate coursework until all requirements for admission are fulfilled.

  1. Admission to the Graduate School.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.00. If your grade point averages between 2.80 and 2.99, you will be considered for “conditional” admission; if accepted, you must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 with no grade less than a “B” during your first semester or the first 9 hours.
  3. You must submit a letter of application to the Curriculum and Instruction graduate coordinator. The letter should specify your intended area of emphasis and how an advanced degree in education would advance your career.
  4. A photocopy of your teaching license or confirmation of admission into the regular or alternate licensure program.

Admission to the education graduate programs does not guarantee successful completion of the graduate program.

Inquiries along with correspondence, including letters of application and recommendation, should be sent to the Curriculum and Instruction graduate coordinator:

Dr. Mary Daughrity
College of Education and Technology
ENMU Station 25
1500 S Ave K Portales, NM 88130

Graduate School Admission Procedures

Degree Options for Master's in Bilingual Education Program

This program is designed for practicing teachers wishing to pursue a master’s degree, as well as a bilingual endorsement. If you completed the bilingual endorsement program as an undergraduate at ENMU, you may not pursue a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Bilingual Education.

This degree may be obtained with or without a thesis.

Thesis option: You must complete 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements, 6 hours of emphasis area coursework, 15 hours of electives and 6 hours of Master's Thesis.

Non-thesis option: You must complete 9 hours of Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements and 27 hours of emphasis area coursework and comprehensive exams.

Master of Education with Bilingual Education Emphasis (36 hours, Thesis option)

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2018-20 Graduate Catalog.

Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (9 hours)

CourseCredits

CI 521 Professional Research

3

CI 531 Critical Pedagogy and Education Reform

3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3

Required Bilingual Education Emphasis Courses (6 hours)

CourseCredits

BLED 501 Bilingual Education: Theory to Practice

3

BLED 534 Methods of Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Education

3

Required Elective Courses (15 hours)

You must complete 15 hours from the following:

CourseCredits
BLED 505 Reading and the Bilingual Child 3
BLED 525 The Role of the Parent in the Bilingual Classroom 3
BLED 538 Language Arts and the Teachers of English as a Second Language 3
BLED 573 Early Childhood Bilingualism 3
BLED 578 Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest 3
RED 587 Approaches to Teaching Literacy 3
SPAN One 3-credit graduate course in literature or culture selected in consultation with advisor 3

Thesis Requirement (6 hours)

CourseCredits

BLED 599 Master's Thesis

3

Note: Leveling courses will be required as needed to meet the language proficiency level of the PED for an endorsement in bilingual education.

Master of Education with Bilingual Education Emphasis (36 hours, Non-thesis option)

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2018-20 Graduate Catalog.

Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (9 hours)

CourseCredits

CI 521 Professional Research

3

CI 531 Critical Pedagogy and Education Reform

3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3

Required Emphasis Courses (27 hours)

CourseCredits
BLED 501 Bilingual Education: Theory to Practice 3
BLED 505 Reading and the Bilingual Child 3
BLED 525 The Role of the Parent in the Bilingual Classroom 3
BLED 534 Methods of Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Classroom 3
BLED 538 Language Arts and the Teachers of English as a Second Language 3
BLED 573 Early Childhood Bilingualism 3
BLED 578 Teaching Multicultural Heritage of the Southwest 3
RED 587 Approaches to Teaching Literacy 3
SPAN One 3-credit graduate course in literature or culture selected in consultation with advisor 3

Note: Leveling courses will be required as needed to meet the language proficiency level of the PED for an endorsement in Bilingual Education.

Curriculum and Instruction Comprehensive Exams

Must be completed in accordance with the 2018-20 Graduate Catalog (see Graduate Examinations)

Apply Now

If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Education with Emphasis in Bilingual Education, please submit an application or contact us for more information.

Graduate School Application

All required admission materials should be sent directly to the Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Mary Daughrity
Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics, C&I Graduate Coordinator
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575.562.2481

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Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130
575.562.2147


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Graduate Coordinator

Mary Daughrity

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Associate Professor of Elementary Mathematics, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 159

Phone: 575.562.2481

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