The Educational Leadership Program at the University of New Mexico provides a rigorous and relevant program of study that prepares students for leading P-12, higher education and/or non-profit educational organizations. The program develops leaders for learning in a diverse world. Students engage in coursework and administrative internship experiences, which are grounded in transformational leadership practice, learner-centered strategies, contextual models, reflective opportunities and culturally responsive actions. The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Masters Degree (M.A.) in Educational Leadership is a 36 credit hour program that includes 6 credits of either a practicum or an administrative internship. Students may choose between two options available in the M.A. program. One option prepares students as educational leaders in higher education or for leading in other types of educational organizations. The second option is for students seeking New Mexico Administrative Licensure.
All graduate students are required to work under the supervision of an assigned advisor and to develop and follow a planned Program of Study composed of required courses and, where appropriate, additional courses selected with the approval of the advisor. Courses taken without prior approval may not be accepted toward the completion of the degree. Students in all programs must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA in all Program of Study coursework. Students must also complete a research-based Inquiry Project as the final examination assessment for the degree.
Program faculty review each file individually for determination of program admission status.
|Summer entry||February 1|
|Spring semester||October 1|
|Fall semester||April 1|