New Mexico State University

2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree offered by New Mexico State University is a program of study that is available to students in a hybrid format. Hybrid refers to the students being required to take and complete courses in a traditional on-campus environment as well as in the online format.This program is intended for students who wish to acquire a theoretical background in the combination of technology with curriculum and instruction. This includes theoretical perspectives to the design, implementation, and evaluation of learning environments. This program encourages students to use technology that is used to foster innovative pedagogical and leadership. This program also help students to develop their professional leadership skills as well as to understand the best practices of publication, research, service, grant writing, and participation in professional organizations.

It is important to note that there are some face-to-face sessions that are required of students. It is also important to note that all students are expected to follow a pre-designed course of study that spans over the time of six summer sessions, three fall sessions, and two spring sessions. New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commissions of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This program requires its students to take and complete at least 88 credit hours of courses in order to graduate from this program with the Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree. It is important to note that this program has a theoretical-research orientation. Students must take a 15-credit research block and at least one 500 level or above computer course.

There are some admissions requirements for enrollment in this program. A student must have at least one year of successful teaching experience, have earned an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, and passing scores on basic and general portions of the NMTA.

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