Online Master in Elementary Education

Our Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and an Emphasis in Elementary Education program is designed to strengthen your selected content knowledge and add depth of understanding in the areas of curriculum and instruction. This degree is designed with education practitioners in mind.

Program Highlights

  • Includes content in science, math and reading
  • Emphasizes differentiated instruction is emphasized
  • Involves working with students of diversity
  • Affordable tuition

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Learning Format For Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in education administration 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. In all classes except BLED 578, your participation, using Canvas and other resources like YouTube and Collaborate, related to recorded lectures can be done at your convenience, rather than during a specific time. BLED 578 is a synchronous class and needs to be completed at the offered time. If this requirement is standing in the way of starting this program, please apply anyway and reach out to our department. We are happy to work with you if you have extenuating circumstances. To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you have the option of writing a thesis or passing comprehensive exams. You must be physically present to defend your thesis or take your comprehensive exams. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person!

Advising for Instruction and Curriculum 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.

Secondary Education Resources and Academic Support

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.

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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 Curriculum and Instruction Master's

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.

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Career Opportunities with a Master of Arts in Education

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

  • Classroom teacher
  • Mentor
  • Department chair
  • Grade-level leader
  • Building level professional development coordinator

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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Elementary Education (36 hours)

Course Requirements (9 hours)

CI 521 Professional Research 3
CI 591 Seminar in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment 3
CI 531 Critical Pedagogy in Educational Reform 3

Concentration Area (27 hours)

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 Education 3
BLED 538 Language Arts and the Teacher 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 advisor 3


Apply for this 100% Online Degree

As New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU offers students more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate options. With affordable tuition and flexible course schedules we offer an education that fits your lifestyle and puts your career goals within reach. If you are interested in a master's in education administration degree we encourage you to learn the benefits of Eastern New Mexico University's online Master of Arts in Education.

Graduate Coordinator

JD Procter

Dr. JD Procter

Assistant Professor of TESOL/Bilingual Education, C&I Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 135

Phone: 575.562.2977