Established and Accredited

Established and Accredited

ENMU is currently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). We have been providing affordable, accredited degrees for over 85 years.

Affordable Degree

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.

Flexible Online Program

Flexible Online Program

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.

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Program Highlights

  • Currently part of the New Mexico Expanding Opportunities Project grant helping school counselors
  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited
  • Trusted reputation among employers for providing top-quality graduates
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Accreditation that leads to certification as a School Counselor
  • Networking opportunities in the counseling field
  • Ability to work and attend school
  • Qualified faculty who have experience in the field and care about your success
  • Small class sizes with a low 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Affordable tuition rates
  • 100% online

Apply today or fill out the form to contact an advisor to see if this program is a good fit for you.

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Graduate Coordinator

Department of Educational Studies

College of Education and Technology

Program Details

ENMU's Master of Education with Emphasis in School Counseling will help you gain knowledge and skills to practice successfully as a professional counselor. When you graduate from this program, you will be qualified to pursue licensure/certification as a K-12 school counselor. The counseling program is designed to be completed 100% online.

If you are a non-counseling candidate (teacher, administrator), you may request permission to take courses independently or as a concentration in other degree programs.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

We are committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered by Financial Aid and Enrollment Services, there are also many scholarships for current students available through the ENMU Foundation.

Learn more about ENMU scholarships

Learning Format

Our program is designed to be completed online, providing a flexible learning schedule that will work for you. You'll be completing assignments, readings, papers, tests and projects throughout the semester.

This concentration includes the following course format(s):

  • Courses where recorded and live lectures via Mediasite connect you with professors and other students on your own time (labeled "AW")
  • Courses where participation with the professor, other online students and students attending the in-person class on campus may be required in real-time (labeled, “SW”)

Hands-On Experience/Special Opportunities

In this program, you will gain experience as a school counselor during practicum and internship experiences while taking your courses.

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.

See our library services

Career Opportunities

This program meets the certification requirements for becoming a school counselor in New Mexico and other states Some potential careers open to graduates are:

  • School Counselor
  • School-Based Clinical Mental Health Counselor

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.

Read more about career services for students

Master of Education School Counseling Degree Information

The Master of Education in School Counseling 48-hour degree program includes academic coursework and a 300-hour internship that you must complete at an elementary, middle, or high school.

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

Read more about Master of Education School Counseling courses

Apply Now

If you are interested in pursuing a Master of Education with Emphasis in School Counseling, 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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