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.

Online Master's in Secondary Education 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

Graduate School Admission Procedures

Secondary Education (36 hours)

Core Requirements (12 hours)

EDF 500 Educational Research 3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
EDAD 560 Law OR
SPED 503 Special Education Law

Emphasis Area (12 hours)

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 (12 hours)

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

Learning Format For Secondary Education Graduate Degree Coursework

Our graduate degree in education administration is designed to be completed 100% online. You'll complete readings, assignments, discussions on Blackboard, 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. Your participation, using Blackboard and other resources like YouTube, related to recorded lectures can be done at your convenience, rather than during a specific time. To fulfill your graduation requirements for this program, you have the option of writing a thesis or completing 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 Secondary 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.

Secondary Education Resources and Academic Support

At ENMU, we want to make sure you get the help you need. We offer several tutoring services, including the Online Writing Center (OWL), which is exclusively for distance education students. The OWL is available to help you improve your writing and help you communicate clearly for written, school-related projects and assignments. We also have online databases, journal articles and eBooks accessible through the Golden Student Success Center. Since ENMU has a dedicated distance education librarian on staff, 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 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 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

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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