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Flexible online courses make it easy for you to earn your degree while you balance full-time or part-time work and your personal life.

Affordable Degree

As one of the most affordable degree programs in the Southwest, ENMU allows you to get a degree without a huge burden of debt.

Personalized Learning

Because our class sizes are small, your professors really get to know you and are heavily invested in your success. Our faculty has real-world experience to help guide you every step of the way.

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Program Highlights

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited
  • Trusted reputation among employers for providing top-quality graduates
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Qualified faculty who care about your success
  • Small class sizes with a low 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Affordable tuition rates

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Graduate Coordinator

Jayson Evaniuck

Dr. Jayson Evaniuck

Assistant Professor of Education Foundations and Secondary Education, ES Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 143

Phone: 575.562.2113

Department of Educational Studies

College of Education and Technology


Early Childhood Special Education Program Details

Our graduate degree in special education is designed to be completed 100% online. You will 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.

Program Highlights

  • Designed for teachers working with early intervention.
  • Applicable to teachers working in an early care center.
  • Although special education licensure may be pursued concurrently, the early childhood special education program does not lead to teacher licensure in special education.
  • Connects theory and practice.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • 100% online.

Affordable & Quality Master's in Special 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

Learning Format

Our graduate degree in special education is designed to be completed 100% online. You will 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.

Faculty and Advising

The program faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. This means we help you schedule the right courses at the right time to help you take the next step in your professional career. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and are current with requirements for admission into the programs they advise so you get the academic advice you need, when you need it.

Academic Help and Resources

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, even if you’re sitting in front of your computer at home.

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Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities.

If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

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Career Opportunities

With a master's degree in early childhood special education, you can pursue a career in:

  • Early intervention (Part C - Birth to 3)
  • Community care and education programs
  • Early Head Start/Head Start
  • Community Pre-K programs; or with a license – school-based Pre-K programs
  • Inclusive preschools and Grades K-3 (with license in ECE, ELED or SPED)
  • Consulting for Training and Technical Assistance Programs (statewide TTAPs), FOCUS programs, etc.

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.

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Early Childhood Special Education Degree Information

You can learn more about this degree and view course information in the Graduate Catalog.

Read more about Early Childhood Special Education courses

Apply Now

If you are interested in pursuing a master's in early childhood special education please submit an application or contact us for more information.

Graduate School Application

All required admission materials should be sent directly to the Graduate School:

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

 

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