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Online Courses and Programs

Online Programs Nationally Recognized for Affordability and Academic Rigor

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COEHS Online Graduate Education programs have been ranked #91 by U.S. News & World Report. These programs include Educational Leadership, Elementary & Secondary Education with a Focus in Teacher Leadership, and Physical Education

The COEHS Early Childhood Education program is now ranked as the #62 most affordable program in the country by Discover Early Childhood EDU. Discover also recognized the College’s plethora of opportunities offered such as certificates, minors, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in the study of Early Childhood Education.

Golden Paws.
Golden Opportunities.

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COEHS faculty have been awarded 22 Golden Paw Certifications since 2015.

The Golden Paw certification recognizes instructors whose courses have surpassed the highest standards of the Online Course Standards Rubric. The full list of recipients can be viewed online at

In the lists of online courses below look for the icon followed by the name of the COEHS faculty who attained this certification for the course.

Quality Matters.
Peer-Reviewed Courses.

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Several COEHS faculty have completed the QM Higher Education Peer Reviewer Course and assist other faculty in increasing the quality and effectiveness of their online courses.

The earner demonstrated the ability to write helpful recommendations and completed a practice course review applying QM Rubric, Fifth Edition, Specific Review Standards correctly to a real online course.

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Undergraduate Programs and Courses

The Elementary Education program offers the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Elementary Education, leading to teacher licensure in elementary schools and middle schools (grades K-8), along with specialty areas in four concentration-teaching fields: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Community Health Education degree program prepares students to meet the competencies of the roles and responsibilities of the entry-level Health Education Specialist. This non-teaching degree provides students with a broad-based introduction to community health and prepares them for professional practice in community and tribal health agencies, public health-related organizations, and clinical and workplace settings.

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The Professional Physical Education Program offers majors in Physical Education and Exercise Science. A minor in Athletic Coaching is also available.

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The Family and Child Studies program focuses on understanding the complex influences, relationships, and ecologies of development across the lifespan. The program prepares students to promote the optimal well-being of families and individuals, recognizing that characteristics and needs of families change across the lifespan and within multiple and diverse contexts.

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The Minor in Human Services is designed for persons interested in the human services disciplines, as well as paraprofessionals who never received formal training in human service delivery. The goal of the minor is to introduce students to the study and practice of Human Services, as well as provide information about careers in fields including counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, and other social service professions.

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A 20 credit hour non-teaching undergraduate minor in Special Education is offered. Students should plan to enroll in Special Education courses during the Fall and Spring semesters since courses in this sequence are seldom offered during the Summer session.

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Graduate Programs and Courses

The Counselor Education program offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling, which is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

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The M.A. in Educational Leadership is a fully online program designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership positions in educational organizations. All rely heavily on concepts drawn from the social sciences for insight into leadership behavior, including: Strategic and Political Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Leadership for Learning and Professional Development, Data-Informed Leadership and Leadership in a Diverse Society.

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The Elementary Education, M.A. designed for an applicant who already has a teaching license and may have teaching experience. This individual is interested in furthering his/her professional growth by completing a Master’s degree that incorporates advanced study of specific areas of education such as: elementary education, mathematics education, science education, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, reflective practice, and/or teacher leadership. The program is offered fully online and as an optional Accelerated Online Program (AOP) beginning fall 2021.

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The Secondary Education Program offers M.A. programs for experienced classroom teachers. Licensed teachers interested in deepening their professional knowledge of teaching and learning can apply for the M.A. in Secondary Education program. The program is offered fully online and as an optional Accelerated Online Program (AOP) beginning fall 2021.

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The Secondary Education Program offers licensure programs at the graduate-level. Students seeking licensure as a secondary teacher (grades 7-12) must choose a teaching endorsement in Communicative Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies or World Languages (e.g., Spanish, French and German).

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Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies (LLSS) is a multidisciplinary program committed to: the study of the social and political contexts of education, scholarly inquiry using qualitative, critical, and innovative research methodology, valuing differences of class, race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age as sources of leadership and expertise, and creating a community of educators devoted to social justice.

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EDUC 500. Research Applications to Education
LLSS 500. Issues in Language/Literacy/Sociocultural Studies

The M.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers with K-12 certification. Through convenient online coursework, students will engage in practically based and personally relevant readings and projects designed to improve their teaching in the classroom with students.

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The Special Education Program at the, University of New Mexico (UNM), offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts (MA) to qualified students. The MA student may choose from two concentrations: Concentration I, Intellectual Disability and Severe Disabilities: Studies in Educational Equity for Diverse Exceptional Learners; and Concentration II, Learning and Behavioral Exceptionalities: Studies in Instruction, Curriculum, Collaboration, and Transition of Diverse Learners.

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Educational Diagnosticians are uniquely qualified to provide skilled educational assessment services to children with disabilities. Using their combined classroom teaching experience and diagnostic skills, Educational Diagnosticians conduct valid, individualized assessments to determine eligibility, develop effective instruction and programming, and monitor student progress.

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Physical Education Courses for Everyone

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