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Master of Arts in Education: Bilingual Education

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Program Quick Facts

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Bilingual Endorsement

Fulfill the coursework for adding a Bilingual Education endorsement to your New Mexico teaching license.

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Enhance the Educational Experiences of Bilingual Learners

In the Master of Arts in Education: Bilingual Education program, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of bilingualism and multilingualism in educational settings. The curriculum combines theory and hands-on practice, preparing you to navigate linguistic and cultural diversity while effectively creating inclusive learning environments.

This degree program does not lead to teacher licensure. However, it can be used to add a Bilingual Education endorsement to your existing license from the New Mexico State Department of Education.

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Career Pathways

The master’s in bilingual education program prepares graduates to take on various roles that drive positive change in educational systems, such as:

  • Bilingual Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Education Coordinator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Language Instructor
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“Pursuing a degree online from NMSU meant that I could further my education, develop new knowledge, and still be the best father, husband, and principal that I could be.”

Rick M., Class of 2024

The Master of Arts in Bilingual Education program provides an in-depth exploration of the challenges facing bilingual learners, particularly in the Southwest borderlands. Graduates of this program are prepared to advocate for the rights and needs of bilingual children, families, and communities, fostering equity and social justice in educational settings.

The comprehensive curriculum covers various aspects of bilingual education, including language acquisition and instruction, culturally responsive teaching practices, and community relations. Students gain practical experience through an internship and have the option to conduct independent research on a topic in bilingual education that aligns with their interests and career goals.

Delivery Format: 100% online, asynchronous
Program Credits: 33 credits
Program Length: 2 years full-time
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
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The Master of Arts in Education: Bilingual Education requires 33 credits, including an internship in a bilingual educational setting. This program does not include licensure and is designed for already licensed working educators or individuals planning to work in positions that do not require a teaching license.

Graduates seeking a Bilingual Education (Spanish/English) endorsement (PreK-12) from the New Mexico State Department of Education must demonstrate their proficiency in Spanish by taking the PRUEBA examination.

Sample Courses Credits
EDUC 5140: Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
BLED 5210: Literacy-Language Instruction for Bilingual Students 3
BLED 5310: Bilingual/Multicultural Schooling and Community Relations 3
BLED 5410: Sociolinguistics in Education 3
BLED 5420: Pedagogy of TESOL 3
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Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

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Phone: 1-888-729-6678


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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.