Elementary Education and Special Education Teaching Degree

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Bachelor's with Elementary (K-8) and Special Education (preK-12) Licensure Teaching Degree

The elementary and special education blended degree program utilizes a variety of coursework in foundations, technology, bilingual education, special education, reading and elementary education to provide you with a wealth of diverse experiences to help prepare you for the 21st century elementary general education or special education classroom. The emphasis of the elementary and special education program is to prepare you to facilitate learning for students in the elementary grades (K-8) as well as to educate students with special needs (PreK-12).

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Program Highlights

  • Includes licensure to teach Elementary (K–8) and Special Education (pre-K through 12)
  • Coursework practitioner-based, taught by faculty who have classroom experience in public schools
  • Extensive field experiences
  • Faculty with public school experience
  • Use of technology
  • Issues of diversity and students with exceptionalities
  • The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) shares reciprocity with many states and territories

Career Pathways

  • Teacher for public and/or private elementary or special education classrooms
  • Corporate trainer/educator
  • Reading coach/facilitator (with 24 credit hours in reading)
  • Initial step in moving forward in administration in schools or organizations (with the completion of a master's degree)
  • Teacher in the United States or abroad

Organizations and Opportunities

As an ENMU student, you'll have the opportunity to participate in various campus and discipline-related organizations. You are encouraged to join content area professional organizations. Organizations are available in all content areas at the national level with some organizations having state and local chapters as well.

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, qualified students are eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, and faculty-mentored research projects.

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High School Courses

If you're interested in majoring in elementary and special education at ENMU, try to take courses in:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to education classes (if available)
  • Elective courses in the content area for teaching

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Education with Elementary (K-8) and Special Education (preK-12) Licensure degree, including the courses you will take when you're an education major at Eastern.

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