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Earn your degree in educational leadership!


Educational Leadership

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MA)
This program is structured around three components: required core, emphasis area, and research methodology for a total of 36 credit hours.

Three options are available for master’s degree candidates in educational leadership.

Option One: Master’s on licensure track
This option is for those who wish to pursue a master’s degree with eligibility for a New Mexico K-12 school administrator license. Stipulations for admission to this option is that candidates will have received licensure for teaching in the state of New Mexico or the equivalent AND have a minimum of six (6) years of licensed K-12 teaching.

Option Two: Master’s only
This option is for those who wish to pursue a master’s in educational leadership without needing a New Mexico administrator license, such as higher education administration. This option is tailored for candidates who do not have a teaching license or teaching experience but wish the leadership and administrative knowledge obtained from the program.

Option Three: Master’s with a concentration is math teacher leadership
This option of for those wishing to receive the new state endorsement as a Math Teacher Leader.

Educational Leadership Certificate
Candidates seeking to complete the certificate program leading to licensure for the purpose of attaining education administration licensure must hold an MA or MS and a New Mexico level III teacher licensure. Candidates for the certificate program are expected to complete 18 credit hours of coursework from the educational leadership core course sequence. Additionally, candidates are required to complete six credit hours of university-supervised administrative internship (over two semesters).

Educational Leadership

  • Statement of Educational Goals specifically describing what motivates you to apply to this graduate program/certificate. How do you hope this will contribute to your future career and professional goals?
  • 2 professional dispositions
  • Transcripts from all previously attended regionally accredited institutions (3.0 GPA or higher)

Will consider those who do not meet the GPA requirement.

Rolling admissions for fall, spring and summer terms

Robert Karaba:
Office phone: 505-891-6901

Graduate course catalog: Educational Leadership

Courses in Educational Leadership

Graduate students are assigned to a faculty adviser within their area of study. The faculty adviser will help the student complete a program of study to satisfy the specific course requirements within their area, outlined in the graduate catalog. The courses listed must satisfy the course requirements prescribed in the catalog of record. The academic adviser will provide guidance in completing your program of study.

Faculty and Staff

Educational Leadership

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Our mission is to develop reflective educational leaders who perceive the social, political and cultural context within which education is embedded, and who foster more socially just, democratic forms of education while navigating in the current educational environment.

Courses in the Educational Leadership Department use the pedagogical principles that reflect the value, relevance and interconnectedness of theory and practice, and project- based assignments that are connected to current practice.