Bachelor of Occupational Education – Online Degree

The Bachelor of Occupational Education (BOE) degree is a 100 percent online degree designed for people who have earned or meet requirements for an associate degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

If you have significant credit hours in a technical discipline from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education you may also qualify for the program.

People completing a BOE are prepared

Use your BOE to apply for secondary licensure in vocational technical education (career and technical education), teach in a community or technical college, trade or technical institutes, or work in business and industry settings.

Apply your technical course credits

In addition to the bachelor's degree and General Education Requirements, you can apply your technical course credits to the Major-Vocational-Technical Area of your degree plan and then complete 30 credit hours in Professional Technical Education.


Eastern New Mexico University has the most affordable tuition in the state and one of the most affordable in the country. Out-of-state students enrolling in six or fewer hours per semester pay tuition and fees at the low in-state rate. View current tuition and fees.

Apply Online!

To begin your BOE degree, you may apply online.  Further questions may be directed to our career and technical education advisors, Richard Johnson, 575.562.4124 or Ashley Ivins, 575.562.2526.