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Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and Multicultural Education

Transformative Education for Diverse Communities

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Advocate for equity and improve achievement outcomes in diverse educational settings.

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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.

Promote Meaningful Outcomes in Diverse Communities

The MA in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction and Multicultural Education is designed to equip working teachers and school leaders with advanced practical training and provide them with a pathway toward a doctoral degree.

Based on the belief that learning for culturally diverse students encompasses moral, social, cultural, personal, and political development, the program equips its students with enhanced teaching skills and exposure to the latest research and best practices, in order to positively impact student learning outcomes through effective curriculum design and instructional strategies.

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Career Pathways

A Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction and Multicultural Education can prepare individuals for a variety of careers in the field of education, including:

  • Curriculum Coordinator
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Educational Consultant
  • Professional Educator
  • School Administrator
  • Teacher Educator
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“Everyone seems to really care about my success, and I feel like the faculty knows me as a person.”

Melinda C., Class of 2023

Delivered entirely online, the MA in Education: Curriculum & Instruction and Multicultural Education offers a sequence of courses aimed at building understanding and skills necessary for culturally responsive teaching and leadership, culminating in an action research project. 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.

Additionally, this master’s program serves as a pathway for doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) or Educational Leadership and Administration (ELA).

Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits: 30-33 credits
Program Length: 2 years (full time)
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Health, Education, and Social Transformation
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The Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum & Instruction and Multicultural Education program requires at least 30 credits of graduate coursework. This includes 7 required courses and 9-12 elective credits. Students must select one of the following minors for their elective credits:

  • Native American Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Criminal Justice
Sample Courses Credits
EDUC 5120: Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 5160: Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
EDUC 5140: Research in Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
EDUC 6330: Critical Race Theory & Storytelling in Educational Spaces 3
ELAD 5310: Leadership for Social Justice and Equity 3
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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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*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.