Educational Administration - Master of Arts

Educational Administration - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in educational administration focuses on two areas: Pk-12 school administration and higher education. The program of study for Pk-12 school administration includes all coursework and internships required by the New Mexico Public Education Department for Administrative Licensure.

The department does not offer the thesis option.

Admission Application: Pk-12 School Administration

Grade point average requirements for the master’s program are consistent with those of the Graduate School. However, in addition to these requirements, all master’s degree applicants must provide, to the department, a one-page letter of application indicating career interests and reasons for wanting to pursue a master’s degree in the department; a professional résumé; a two-page professional or academic writing sample; official document showing three years of Pk-12 teaching experience; copy of current U.S. teaching license; and three letters of recommendation. The letters of support must be mailed directly to the department from the writer. The ELA admissions committee bases admissions decisions on this portfolio and will not consider incomplete applications.

Prerequisites: Pk-12 School Administration

Students interested in the Pk-12 school administration must have a current U.S. teaching license and three years of full-time teaching experience in the Pk-12 sector.

Application Deadline: Pk-12 School Administration

This program begins in the spring semester only. All materials for this program must be received by the deadline of November 15. Admission requirements are available from the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration, or on the website at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainal/.

Admission Application: Higher Education Administration

Applicants must provide, to the ELA department, a one-page letter of application indicating career interests and reasons for wanting to pursue a master's degree; a professional résumé; a two-page professional or academic writing sample; and three letters of recommendation. The letters of support must be mailed directly to the department from the writer. The ELA admissions committee will not consider incomplete applications.  

Prerequisite: Higher Education Administration

Students interested in higher education administration must have a bachelor's degree.

Application Deadline: Higher Education Administration

This program begins in the spring semester only. All materials for this program must be received by the deadline of November 15. Admission requirements are available from the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration, or on the website at http://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/mainhied/.