New Mexico Highlands University’s Special/Gifted Education Department offers a range of rigorous degree, endorsement, and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.
We prepare educators, related service individuals, and policy-makers who strive to support individuals with exceptionalities and their families create satisfying lives across a variety of school and community settings.
At NMHU, our focus is not only on academic and credentialing support, but also on addressing our students’ cultural, linguistic, demographic, and environmental diversities, as well as their social and emotional learning (SEL) needs. Our own team of diverse individuals who make up the Special/Gifted Education Department at NMHU have developed programs that can meet students’ needs whether they are exploring Special Education and working with students with exceptionalities for the first time, investigating a possible career change, or are seeking advanced professional development and credentialing.
For more than a century, New Mexico Highlands University has been the school of choice for generations of students wishing to pursue a teaching career. Our program provides a solid foundation in the latest education methods and hands-on classroom experience. We also offer a range of specialized majors in minors to accommodate students’ passions.
BA Special Education
Dual Major in Elementary/Special Education (BA)
Early Childhood (BA) with a Minor in Special Education
MA Special Education
MA Special Education/Gifted Concentration
Classes are delivered virtually to accommodate the need for social distancing as mandated by the state of New Mexico. Participants will be able to work collaboratively with their peers via the synchronous classroom using Zoom/Brightspace. All coursework includes accommodations, modifications and cultural awareness components, which allow participants to communicate successfully and become fully involved with their classes and fellow students.
For more information, contact:
Dr. PJ Sedillo
Department Chair Special/Gifted Education