The Master of Education with emphasis in bilingual education is designed for practicing teachers wishing to pursue a master's degree, as well as bilingual endorsement. You must have a teaching license to be eligible for this program.

Bilingual Education Emphasis Program Highlights

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Affordable Master's in 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 GraduateStudents

Career Opportunities in Bilingual Education

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

  • Teach bilingual students
  • Increase your educational employment opportunities

Admission Requirements

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. Application for Admission. You can apply for free to the ENMU Graduate School online at enmu.edu/ApplyNow.
  2. 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. Letter of Application. You must submit a letter of application to the graduate coordinator. The letter should specify your intended area of emphasis and how an advanced degree in education would advance your career.
  4. Proof of Licensure. A photocopy of your teaching license or confirmation of admission into a regular or alternative licensure program must be submitted to the graduate coordinator.

Admission to an education graduate program does not guarantee you will successfully complete the program, but our qualified and caring Curriculum and Instruction faculty are dedicated to helping you succeed.

Graduate School Admission Procedures

Bilingual Education Master's Program – Thesis and Non-Thesis Options

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 adviser 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 adviser 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 Department of Curriculum and Instruction graduate coordinator:

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Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, C&I Graduate Coordinator
Education Building (ED), Room 136
575.562.2538

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Graduate School
ENMU Station 24
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Portales, NM 88130
800.FOR.ENMU (800.367.3668)
Phone: 575.562.2147


At ENMU, our mission is to combine a traditional learning environment with 21st century technology to provide a rich educational experience with excellent teaching and active learning. ENMU emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. With affordable tuition, evening classes as well as select online courses, we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. Apply now or contact us for further information on how to advance your career by earning a Master of Education in Education, emphasis in bilingual education.

Graduate Coordinator

Mark Viner

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Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 136

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