B.A.E./B.S.E. in Elementary Education and Special Education

Two licenses for the price of one affordable bachelor's degree.

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

This program prepares individuals to teach elementary (K-8) and special needs (PreK-12) students in the 21st century. Classes include foundations, technology, bilingual ed., special ed., reading and elementary ed. Earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Education with Elementary and Special Education Licensure.

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Program Highlights

  • Includes licensure to teach Elementary (K–8) and Special Education (pre-K through 12)
  • Coursework 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 take part in various campus and academic organizations. Joining content-area professional organizations will enrich your college experience. At ENMU, you have the opportunity to join Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) Educational Honor Society, Ed Rising Collegiate Chapter, and MAESTRO. 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 about our generous financial assistance. Qualified students may be able to receive financial aid through programs that promote minorities in science, and faculty-supervised research.

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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

Degree Information

Gain insight on Eastern's BA or BS in Education with Dual Licensure (K-8 Elementary & preK-12 Special Education). See the courses required for the major.

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