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Master of Arts in Secondary Education + Teacher Licensure

Become a Master Teacher of Your Specialty

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Program Quick Facts

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Our program is CAEP-accredited and approved by the New Mexico Public Education Department

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100% Online With Residency

Flexible, online coursework makes 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.

Earn Your MA and Teaching License Simultaneously

In the 100% online Master of Arts in Secondary Education program at NMSU Global Campus, you’ll become a master of your chosen subject area.

Our coursework is grounded in pedagogical theory, which you can immediately apply in real-world classrooms through the supervised student teaching we offer. Our accomplished faculty is eager to help you serve students in junior high and high school.

Plus, if you’re a New Mexico resident, this program offers you the opportunity to earn your MA in Secondary Education and your New Mexico teaching license (Grades 6-12) at the same time!

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Career Pathways

As a graduate of NMSU’s Teacher Education Program, you will bring vital knowledge of adolescent development, curriculum design, and scholarly research to the education field. The MA in Secondary Education + Teacher Licensure program prepares you in these areas:

  • Early College Classroom Teacher
  • Middle School Classroom Teacher
  • High School Classroom Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator/Curriculum Specialist
  • Teacher Educator at the Associate Level
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“It was easy for me to join NMSU Global Campus. I was able to get my degree online, which allowed me to keep working as a teacher.”

Bernadette H., Class of 2024

The MA in Secondary Education + Teacher Licensure program helps you master the methods of teaching in your chosen field of scholarly interest:

  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Our wide variety of 100% online courses include topics such as multicultural education, special education, content area literacy, and teacher action research in curriculum and pedagogy. Through our emphasis on innovative strategies for overcoming learning barriers, you will learn to apply culturally responsive teaching practices to classrooms in New Mexico and beyond!

Delivery Format: 100% online with residency; online coursework with synchronous meeting times and required on-site clinical experience
Program Credits: 39 credits
Program Length: 2-3 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
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The Master of Arts in Secondary Education + Teacher Licensure program consists of 39 credits, including 6 credits of student teaching. Admission requirements include:

  • A resume
  • One letter of recommendation

Before you are admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), you must complete the Core Course Requirements and submit your TEP portfolio no later than 12:00 noon (MST) on the 3rd Friday in February for Spring, or the 3rd Friday in September for Fall. TEP portfolio must be successfully reviewed prior to enrolling in Teaching Methods Courses.

Sample Courses Credits
EDUC 5120: Multicultural Education (TEP Prerequisite) 3
EDUC 5160: Curriculum and Pedagogy 3
EDUC 5130: Technology and Pedagogy 3
EDLT 5240: Online Teaching and Learning 3
EDUC 5810: Student Teaching 6
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You must complete a background check and fingerprinting process to obtain district clearance for your required field experience.

After you receive an acceptance letter from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, contact your faculty advisor within the first semester of enrollment.

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


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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.