Our career and technical education BAAS concentration is designed to prepare career and technical education instructors and trainers to teach in secondary schools, community and technical colleges, trade and technical institutes, and in business and industry settings. The CTE program is 100% online.

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 your bachelor’s degree. An applied arts and sciences major's time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but most complete the BAAS program in two years. Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program gives you credit for your past academic experience.

Note: This concentration does not meet the requirements for New Mexico Secondary 7-12 Vocational Licensure.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

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

You can enter our BAAS Program to earn your bachelor's degree if you are working on your first bachelor's and have at least one of the following:

  1. Have an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  2. Have earned a significant number of credit hours in a career-technical related discipline from an institution with accreditation recognized by the CHEA

If you have questions about whether or not you can enter the BAAS program at ENMU, please contact our BAAS Coordinator Dr. Cindy Miller, 575.562.4124 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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Learning Format for CTE Concentration

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) concentration in Career and Technology Education is designed to be completed 100% online, with students completing assignments, readings, tests and projects throughout the semester. Because our class lectures are recorded with Mediasite, you'll be able to attend class when it's convenient for you, rather than having to sit in front of your computer at a specific time. ENMU uses Mediasite, Blackboard and Adobe Collaborate so you'll have plenty of opportunity to connect with your professor and other students taking the same classes.

Faculty and Advising for Career and Technical Education Majors

As a career and technology education student, we are committed to helping you complete your degree as efficiently as possible. Throughout the program, we offer advising via phone or email and are always excited when students reach out to us.

Academic Help and Resources for Career and Technical Education

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 only for distance education students. The OWL 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. 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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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 Career and Technical Education

When you receive a BAAS degree with a career and technical education 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: Career and Technical 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, Career and Technical Education requires 24 hours of coursework and includes the following courses:

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


PSY 202 Adolescent Psychology
This course may also be used to satisfy a General Education Requirement

CTED 301 CTE Foundations 3
CTED 302 Instructional Facility Design 3
CTED 303 CTE Curriculum Development 3
CTED 304 The Global Workforce
This course may also meet the upper-division Diversity/Global requirement
CTED 480 Methods of Teaching CTE 3
SPED 300 Introduction to Special Education 3

Other Career and Technical Education Options

If you have the ability to complete CTED 481 Supervised Classroom Internship, we recommend pursuing the Bachelor of Career and Education (BCTE) degree. Except for the internship, the BCTE degree in career and technical education is also available online. If you plan to pursue a teaching career and technology education you will need a supervised internship.

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