Online Master of Education with Emphasis in Career and Technical Education

The Master of Education with Career and Technical Education emphasis degree online program allows prospective and current career and technical education instructors and trainers to obtain the academic experience needed to feel confident in a career and technical education classroom.

Our online CTE master's program prepares you for:

  • Advanced teaching
  • Research and administrative positions in secondary and postsecondary education
  • Community and technical colleges
  • Higher education
  • Business and industry related to career and technical education settings

Program Highlights

ENMU Graduate School Admission Application Graduate Tuition

Career and Technical Education Coursework (36 hours)

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2022-24 Graduate Catalog.

Core Requirements (9 hours)

CI 521 Professional Research 3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
CI 531 Critical Pedagogy in Educational Reform 3

Required CTE Emphasis Area Courses (27 hours)

CTED 501 Philosophy and Practice of CTE 3
CTED 503 Teaching Methods in CTE 3
CTED 504 Educational Leadership in CTE 3
CTED 505 Legal Issues in CTE 3
CTED 506 Assessment and Evaluation in CTE 3
RED 518 Content Area Literacy 3
ELED/SED 532 Technology Integrated Curriculum 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
CTED 507 Program Planning, Development and Evaluation in CTE 3

Learning Format for Career and Technical Education Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in career and technical education is designed to be completed 100% online. You'll complete readings, assignments, discussions on Canvas, 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 MCTE classes, participation, done via Canvas, related to recorded lectures can be done at your convenience, rather than during a specific time.

To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program you must pass comprehensive exams, and you can take them from wherever you're located.

Advising for Career and Technical Education 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, phone and Skype.

We want you to feel connected and prepared to complete your comprehensive exams.

Career and Technical Education Resources and Academic Support

We want to make sure you get the support you need. We offer flexible tutoring services, including the ENMU Writing Center which 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 Library. ENMU librarians are available virtually, via phone and email to provide assistance, so you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

See our distance learning library services

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

Affordable Master's Degree in Career and Technical Education

Eastern New Mexico University has the second lowest 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.

Additionally, 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 Services for Students

Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all ENMU students, so if you are looking for a job, we can help you find it.

We offer many resources including various workshops throughout the year covering topics like resume writing, interviewing for jobs, and more! As an ENMU student, if you’re interested in individual help for things like networking, social media for success, resume writing, and mock interviews, our staff is available to help.

As an ENMU student, if you’re interested in individual help for things like networking, social media for success, resume writing, and mock interviews, our staff is available to help.

Explore employment opportunities in this field by visiting the O*NET webpage. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsors the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database. The site aggregates data for occupations across the United States.

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Career Pathways with a Master of Education

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

  • Senior faculty (secondary and postsecondary)
  • Lead instructor (business and industry)
  • Instructional leader (secondary and postsecondary)
  • Administrator/Program director (secondary and postsecondary)
  • Administrator/Program director (business and industry)

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Graduate Coordinator

JD Procter

Dr. JD Procter

Assistant Professor of TESOL/Bilingual Education, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 135

Phone: 575.562.2977