The Master of Education degree with an emphasis in secondary education offers you an advanced degree program enabling you to become a better classroom teacher and help you engage more knowledgably and productively with colleagues, administrators and the public at large.

Program Highlights

  • Online program
  • Exceptional quality and reasonable cost
  • Earn your degree while working
  • Can be combined with the alternative licensure secondary education program for individuals wishing to pursue New Mexico secondary licensure and the Master of Education concurrently
  • Program nationally and state accredited

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the Graduate School.
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA between 2.8 and 2.99 will be considered for conditional admission; if accepted, applicants must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 with no grade less than a "B" during the first semester of enrollment.
  3. A letter of application to the program. The letter should specify the intended area of emphasis (Secondary Education) and career goals. The letter should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  4. A photocopy of your Secondary Teaching License.

Secondary Education (36 hours)

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2020-22 Graduate Catalog.

Core Requirements (15 hours)

CourseCredits
EDF 500 Educational Research 3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
EDAD 560 School Law OR
SPED 503 Special Education Law
3
SPED/SED 596 Captsone Project 3

Emphasis Area (15 hours)

CourseCredits
EDF 501 Curriculum: Theory into Practice 3
EDF 536 American Curriculum History 3
EDF 538 Instructional Design 3
SED 526 Diversity Issues in Education 3
SPED 305 Special Education Law OR
EDAD 560 School Law
3

Electives (6 hours)

6-hours of graduate level electives chosen with advisor approval.

Career Pathways

  • Public school educator for grades 7-12
  • Corporate trainer

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If you are interested in pursuing a master’s in secondary 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

Graduate Coordinator

Rebecca Davis

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Professor of Special Education, ES Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 102

Phone: 575.562.4231

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