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Educational Leadership Faculty | Admission requirements

MA in Educational Leadership | Option 1: With License | Option 2: Without License

Certificate in Educational Leadership

Programs in Educational Leadership

The School of Education offers both Master of Arts degrees in Educational Leadership and a Certificate in Educational Leadership

The MA program in Educational Leadership offers two options for degrees:

  • Option 1: With eligibility for a New Mexico K-12 school administrator license.
  • Option 2: Without eligibility for a New Mexico K-12 school administrator license.This option is tailored for candidates who do not have a teaching license or teaching experience or wish the leadership and administrative knowledge obtained from the program.

Admission Requirements

Option 1:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Licensed to teach in NM or the equivalent
  • Minimum of six (6) years of licensed K-12 teaching

Option 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Educational Leadership Certificate:

  • Master of Arts or Master of Science
  • New Mexico Level III licensure

Option 1: MA with licensure
Program Requirements:

 Core courses  18 credit hours
 Internship  6 credit hours
 Research courses  12 credit hours
 Total  36 credit hours

 

Required courses: 18 credit hours 
EDLD 600 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Change (3)
EDLD 615 School Finance & Resource Allocation (3)
EDLD 620 Legal Issues for School Leaders (3)
EDLD 640 Supervision & Evaluation of Personnel (3)
EDLD 660 Data-Informed Instructional Leadership (3)
EDLD 680 Reflective Leadership (3)
Internship (6 credit hours): 
EDLD 698 Internship 1 (3) (Required for all K-12 licensure candidates)
EDLD 698 Internship 2 (3) (Required for all K-12 licensure candidates)
Research Methodology: 6 credit hours
GNED 605 Statistics for Educators (3)
GNED 610 Educational Research Interpretation (3)

 

Field Project/Thesis/Comprehensive Exam: 6 credit hours Choose ONE of the following:
EDLD 697 Field Project (6)
EDLD 699 Thesis (6) Students must register for thesis until complete which may exceed the six credit-hour requirement.
Comprehensive Exam (6) Students must complete six additional credits of approved electives instead of the six hours required for the field project/thesis, and must pass a comprehensive examination over the graduate program.

 


Option 2: MA without licensure
Program Requirements:

Core courses 18 credit hours
Elective courses 6 credit hours
Research courses 12 credit hours
Total 36 credit hours

 

Required courses: 18 credit hours 
EDLD 600 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Change (3)
EDLD 615 School Finance & Resource Allocation (3)
EDLD 620 Legal Issues for School Leaders (3)
EDLD 640 Supervision & Evaluation of Personnel (3)
EDLD 660 Data-Informed Instructional Leadership (3)
EDLD 680 Reflective Leadership (3)
Electives: 6 credit hours 
EDLD 610 Action Research in Education (3)
EDLD 625 Educational Leadership & Principal-ship (3)
EDLD 630 School Community Relations (3)
EDLD 5/635 Selected Topics in EDLD (1-3)
GNED 663 Principles of Curriculum Construction (3)
EDLD 690 Independent Study (1-4)
Research Methodology: 6 credit hours
GNED 605 Statistics for Educators (3)
GNED 610 Educational Research Interpretation (3)

 

Field Project/Thesis/Comprehensive Exam: 6 credit hours Choose ONE of the following:
EDLD 697 Field Project (6)
EDLD 699 Thesis (6) Students must register for thesis until complete which may exceed the six credit-hour requirement.
Comprehensive Exam (6) Students must complete six additional credits of approved electives instead of the six hours required for the field project/thesis, and must pass a comprehensive examination over the graduate program.

 


Educational Leadership Certificate
Program Requirements:

Required courses: 24 credit hours 
EDLD 600 Instructional Leadership & Organizational Change (3)
EDLD 615 School Finance & Resource Allocation (3)
EDLD 620 Legal Issues for School Leaders (3)
EDLD 640 Instructional Leadership, Supervision, and Evaluation (3)
EDLD 660 Data-Informed Instructional Leadership (3)
EDLD 680 Reflective Leadership (3)
EDLD 698 Internship 1 (3) *** No substitutions
EDLD 698 Internship 2 (3) *** No Substitutions

***Licensure candidates are permitted to substitute a core course (600-680) with a course from the EDLD emphasis area (listed below). Such requests are based on the candidate’s job desire and needs, based on a written request from the student specifying the need and value of the substitution, and with signature approval of the adviser and department chair. Internships (EDLD 698 I & II) are required by the NMPED and do not qualify for substitution.

Course emphasis areas
EDLD 611 Action Research in Education (3)
EDLD 625 Educational Leadership & Principal-ship (3)
EDLD 630 School Community Relations (3)
EDLD 635 Selected Topics in EDLD (1-3)
EDLD 690 Independent Study (1-4)