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Master of Arts in Education: Language, Literacy, and Culture

Empower Diverse Readers and Writers

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Program Quick Facts

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A Fulfilling Career

Pursue a fulfilling career teaching K-12 students from diverse ethno-linguistic backgrounds.

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100% Online

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.

Deepen Your Understanding of Language

The Master of Arts in Education: Language, Literacy, and Culture program at NMSU Global Campus prepares you for a complex understanding of reading, language, and literacy education, particularly as they relate to social justice and equity.

This 100% online program emphasizes the development of critical and expansive perspectives on language and multiculturalism for K-12 students from diverse ethno-linguistic backgrounds.

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Career Pathways

Our Master of Arts in Education — with a concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture — prepares you for careers in areas like:

  • Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers at the Postsecondary Level
  • Culture Trainers
  • Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
  • Higher Education Research
  • Independent Research Organizations
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Policy Communities at the Local, State, and National Levels
  • Postsecondary Educational Leadership 
  • Principal Researcher
  • Reform and Innovation Communities Within and Beyond K–12 Governance
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“I had a great relationship with peers and teachers at NMSU Global Campus. Even though it was online, we were still part of a bigger community and felt connected to the main campus as well.”

Jessica G., Class of 2024

In the language, literacy, and culture program from NMSU Global Campus, you’ll prepare to support diverse readers and writers in your classroom. This master’s program is designed with a rich intercultural curriculum, and you are encouraged to engage in leadership and research activities in a variety of settings at local, state, and federal levels.

This program emphasizes the development of critical and expansive perspectives on language for diverse Pre-K-12 public school students. You can expect to broaden your skill set and gain the knowledge you need to successfully work with students and families from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Delivery Format: 100% online, with synchronous and asynchronous options available
Program Credits: 33 credits
Program Length: 2 years
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: Language, Literacy, and Culture consists of 33 credits and is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer. To add a Reading Endorsement to a New Mexico Teaching license, you need 24 credits in reading or a related area.

Admission requirements include a resume and a statement of purpose.

Sample Courses Credits
EDUC 5120: Multicultural Education 3
EDUC 5160: Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
READ 5350: Adult and Family Literacy 3
READ 5360: Digital Literacies 3
READ 5410: Theory and Pedagogy of Literature for Children and Adolescents 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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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.