The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Pre-Professional Education Concentration is designed to introduce you to the field of education by providing broad exposure to various educational disciplines. For community members, this degree will make you a more effective supporter of education in your community. If you are a parent, you can become a more effective participant in your children’s education and you'll be better prepared to work with the local school district. If you are interested in counseling, this program provides you with a background in various educational disciplines. If you are interested in becoming an educator, this degree will help you figure out where you might want to specialize if you pursue a degree in education. As a bonus, some of your BAAS coursework could even work toward your licensure requirements.

If you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA)-recognized organization, you can apply the education experience you already have toward a bachelor’s degree. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but in general, the BAAS degree can be attained in two years. Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program gives you credit for your past academic experience.

Each BAAS degree requires you to have a primary concentration and a secondary concentration. If your vocational/technical credit takes care of your primary concentration area for this program, you'll take just eight classes (24 hours) to earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree at ENMU. Note: This concentration area does not meet New Mexico teacher licensure requirements.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Pre-Professional Education Concentration will help you use your prior academic experience to complete your bachelor's degree.

You qualify to enter our BAAS program if you have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree with a technical or vocational major from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) recognized organization. You may also qualify to enter this program if you have earned a significant number of hours in a career-technical related discipline.

If you have questions about whether or not you can enter the BAAS program at ENMU, please contact our BAAS Coordinator Dr. Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 575.562.2314.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. You can get information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to ENMU students last year. Once you are an enrolled ENMU student, you'll have access to even more scholarships.

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Online Learning Format For Pre-Professional Education Concentration

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in pre-professional education is designed to be completed 100% online, with students completing assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout the semester. Recorded lectures via Mediasite will connect you with professors and other students on your own time. Student participation, using Mediasite, Blackboard and Adobe Collaborate related to recorded lectures is done on your own schedule, rather than during a specific time.

Faculty and Advising for Pre-Professional Education

The applied arts and sciences 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 for Pre-Professional Education

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 Student Success Center (GSSC). Since ENMU has a dedicated distance learning librarian on staff, you'll always have the help you need to take advantage of library resources.

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Instructors also offer live video support through Adobe Collaborate during office hours. For questions and concerns about homework assignments, projects and grades please email or call your professor.

Career Opportunities in Pre-Professional Education

When you receive a BAAS degree with a diverse populations and age groups concentration, you can look forward to an enhanced career in your field. This might include new opportunities in management or a new career in a related field. Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another job, we can help you find it.

BAAS Concentration: Pre-Professional Education

The BAAS program requires you to complete 120 hours to earn your bachelor's degree. Within those 120 hours, you must complete a primary concentration and a secondary concentration.

As a secondary concentration, Pre-Professional Education requires 24-27 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

Note: Degree information shown on this page is based on the 2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog.

CTED 301 CTE Foundations 3
EDF 301 Foundations of Schooling 3
SPED 300 Introduction to Special Education 3
BLED 350 Cultural and Linguistic Pluralism 3
ECE 280 Family and Community Collaboration I 3
EDF 309 Technology for the Classroom 3
RED 496 Elementary Content Area Literacy 3

Complete one course from the following:


Only Required if PSY is selected:


BAAS Coordinator

Suzanne Balch-Lindsay

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Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office Location: Administration Building (ADM), Room 201

Phone: 575.562.2314