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Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration in Pre-K-12 + Licensure

Become a Leader for Education Organizations

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Program Quick Facts

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Inspire Others

Pursue a fulfilling career in helping others reach their potential and achieve their goals.

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Learn With Peers

Connect with your cohort in monthly seminars to supplement your online coursework. 

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

Build Your Leadership Potential

Accelerate your career in the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration in Pre-K-12 + Licensure program at NMSU Global Campus. Enhance your organization and administration skills, and become an influential decision-maker with the help of our diverse, efficient curriculum.

Upon completion of this affordable MA and licensure program, you’ll be equipped with the necessary skills for a career in public school leadership, professional research, and educational administration.

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Career Pathways

With a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration in Pre-K-12 + Licensure, you’ll bring advanced knowledge and skill sets to both the public and private sectors. Here is a sampling of the professional possibilities:

  • Administrative Director
  • C-Level Executive
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • School Principal
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Training and Development Manager
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration in Pre-K-12 + Licensure program improves your professional ability to help others achieve their goals. Learn how to apply data-driven organizational methodologies to maximize others’ potential for success, and expand your leadership potential with the help of our expert faculty.

In this flexible MA and licensure program, you’ll drive strategic improvements across interdisciplinary teams, all while learning the most effective ways to motivate and inspire others.

Delivery Format: 100% online coursework with residency; online coursework and on-campus meetings during internship
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
Program Chair: Dr. Pamela Gray

The Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Administration in Pre-K-12 + Licensure consists of 33 credits. Admission requirements include:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume
  • A writing sample
Sample Courses Credits
ELAD 5110: The Principalship 3
ELAD 5120: Leadership and Administration of Bilingual Education 3
ELAD 5150: Public School Law 3
ELAD 5170: Special Education Administration 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.

Contact Financial Aid
Phone: 1-888-729-6678
Email: onlineFA@nmsu.edu 

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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.