The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences pre-professional education concentration is designed to introduce students to the field of education by providing broad exposure to various educational disciplines.

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.

Who will Benefit From this Degree Option?

  • Community members – this program will provide you with a heightened awareness of various educational disciplines. You can become a more effective supporter of education in your community.
  • Individuals interested in the field of counseling – this program provides you with a background in various educational disciplines.
  • Individuals interested in the field of education – this program exposes you to the various educational disciplines that will allow you to determine your level of interest in teaching and aid in determining the discipline that meets your career objectives. Furthermore, some of your coursework could be applied to meet future licensure requirements.
  • Parents – this program introduces you to the field of education that will improve your understanding of the educational process. 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.

Do I Qualify for This BAAS Program?

Our Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science Pre-Professional 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. Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 575.562.2314.

Looking for an Online Degree?

Our Pre-Professional Education BAAS Program is also available 100% online.

Get information about our online Human and Social Sciences BAAS Concentration >

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to students last year. Additionally, many ENMU students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

View Information About ENMU Scholarships

Faculty and Advising for Pre-Professional Education Majors

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.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

If you would like to get more involved, ENMU provides the opportunity to use the skills you'll gain while working on your degree to hold leadership positions in our many organizations. At ENMU, you will be able to explore more than 50 student organizations that range from academic, cultural, multicultural, service, special interest and fraternities/sororities. If you see a need for an organization we don't have, you can even start your own.

Career Opportunities in Pre-Professional Education

When you receive a BAAS degree with a pre-professional 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. In addition to advisors and departments, Career Services offers free job placement assistance to all students, so if you are looking for another position, 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 of the following FCS/Psychology courses:


Only required if PSY 300 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