Program Overview

The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree offered by New Mexico State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is intended for educational administration professionals who wish to advance their skills and knowledge related to social justice and border issues. This curriculum provides students with experiences that are based on the concept that research and theory support practice. Students are also offered the opportunity to collaborate with faculty and peers in education and to be prepared for leadership at institutions that serve a variety of students. This program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Students can acquire either a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership. It is important to note that the Educational Doctorate is a hybrid modeled program. Students are required to take both online and traditional, face to face, on campus courses. There are different course requirements for both of these programs. The admissions requirements for this program include that a prospective student should have a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree from an accredited university.

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    Degree Level: Doctorate

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    New Mexico State University, a four-year, public, land-grant institution, was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. In 1889, the New Mexico territorial legislature authorized the creation of an agricultural college and experiment station and Las Cruces College became the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Due to rapid growth, in 1960 university status was awarded and the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts became New Mexico State University. The school's mission is "to serve the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service."

    Students have a variety of options academically at New Mexico State University. There are nine colleges in which students can find a program to interest them. The colleges include:

    • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Social Services
    • Honors College

    NMSU offers bachelor degree completion programs, master's and doctorate programs, and a number of certificate and licensure options online.


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