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the WNMU College of Education provides a challenging and rewarding educational experience.



The College of Education and other academic departments at WNMU believe that good teachers have very intense and personal reasons for their purpose as educators and can readily provide provocative reasons for teaching. The SOE Conceptual Framework is Western's response to the question, "Why teach".

The College of Education depicts this vision in the following ways:

"Ignite and nurture a spirit of learning for both educator and student"

"Encender y alimentar un espíritu de aprendizaje
entre alumnos y maestros" (Spanish)

"Ba'ólta'í dóó ólta'í jilíígo ó'hoo'aah bii'iistiin jidil tli'go
naasgóó halled bee baa 'áhwijiilyáa dooleel." (Navajo)

"Tsit nah wah she oh nah…yah nit kay ah
Tsit nah yah nit kay no nah…Tsit nah washe ah" (Zuni)

College of Education Programs at a Glance

Associate of Arts

1.    Early Childhood Education & Family Support

2.    Educational Assistant

 

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts

1.    Early Childhood Education

2.    Elementary Education

3.    Secondary Education

4.    Special Education

5.    Career & Technical Education

6.    Movement Science K-12

Graduate Degrees

1.    Master of Arts Counseling

2.    Master of Arts Educational Leadership

3.    Master of Arts Teaching

a.    Elementary Education

b.    Secondary Education

c.    Special Education

d.    Reading Education

 

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Alternative Licensure Program

Following the guidelines set forth by the New Mexico Public Education department, the WNMU College of Education provides coursework and field experience opportunities for the student who wishes to pursue an alternative route to teaching licensure. Programs are offered in Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education.

School Psychology Licensure

Following the guidelines set forth by the New Mexico Public Education department, the WNMU College of Education provides coursework and field experience opportunities for the student who wishes to pursue this licensure. The sixty hour Licensure program includes coursework in psychology, special education and counseling. While working towards this licensure, students may choose to earn a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. Interested students should work closely with their faculty advisor to create and execute a degree plan.

Early Childhood & Family Support Certificate

This state-recognized certificate program requires students to complete 35 credits in core Early Childhood Classes. Interested students should check our Course Catalog for more details.

 

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