Online Master of Education: Secondary Education

100% online from start to finish with no thesis required.

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Master of Education with Emphasis in Secondary Education Program Details

Our Master of Education 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.

Online Master's in Secondary Education Program Highlights

  • Exceptional quality and reasonable cost.
  • Earn your degree while working full-time.
  • Take classes online.
  • 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.

Graduate School Admission Procedures

Career Opportunities with a Master of Education in Secondary Education

Our affordable tuition makes it easy for you to pick ENMU, a school with a strong reputation for producing capable administrators that are prepared to lead schools and school districts.

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

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.

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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Learning Format for Secondary Education Coursework

Our graduate degree in secondary 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.

To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you will complete a capstone project.

For distance education students living outside of Portales, we use media equipped classrooms to let you defend your thesis from home and have an online option to complete your comprehensive exams.

Advising for 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 and phone. We want you to feel connected and prepared to create and defend your thesis or complete your comprehensive exams.

Resources and Academic Support for Education Students

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 article, and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center (GSSC). 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.

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

Affordable Secondary Education Master’s

Eastern 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.

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Admission Requirements for Master’s in Secondary Education

  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 [email protected].
  4. A photocopy of your secondary teaching license, if applicable.

Submit required materials to:

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

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If you are interested in pursuing a master’s in secondary education submit your free online application, today!

Graduate School Application

Secondary Education (36 hours)

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

Core Requirements (15 hours)

Course Credits
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
SPED/SED 596 Captsone Project 3
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
Electives chosen with advisor approval 6

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