Program Overview

Western New Mexico University offers a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership for students and professionals in education interested in leading and administrating educational institutions and influencing others in order to benefit students and educators. Students in the program will learn about the role of leader in developing school culture which will develop students’ love of learning in a safe, educationally conducive institution. The focus of the program will be to have the student learn about educational leadership and the administrative responsibilities inherent in the role of principle, superintendent and educational administrator. 

Students will focus on a curriculum that involves development of educational leadership and administrative capabilities. Those classes include administrative theory in educational administration, educational finance, and educational law. 

Graduates of the program should have demonstrated the professional and educational qualifications necessary for advanced roles in educational administration and the leadership of educational institutions. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to design and lead initiatives that evaluate and improve instructional programs; to develop, implement, and manage ongoing evaluation and professional development in teaching and learning; to create strategic plans using a visioning process to be shared and supported by stakeholders; to use data to effectively manage the organization and resources for a safe, secure, and effective learning environment; to articulate the school’s role within the broader political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context and responding effectively to changes that impact the school community; and to model democratic value systems, ethics, and moral leadership.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Western New Mexico University is a public university that is located on an 80-acre campus in Silver City, New Mexico. WNMU is located in a small, historic southwestern community with a relaxed atmosphere, which gives students the chance to learn about a diverse culture and population. Silver City’s great weather and scenic environment provides outdoor recreational opportunities. Western New Mexico University was first established in 1893, as the New Mexico Normal School. Throughout the decades, the university has continued to accommodate growth, expanding programs and constructing necessary facilities. Today, the four-year public university promotes a vision “as a leader among peer institutions as evidenced by measurable success in meeting the education, research and service needs” of students.

    Western New Mexico University offer associate’s, bachelor's, and master's degrees and certificate programs. Western New Mexico University maintains partnerships with other colleges and universities, and offers tuition waivers and easy transfer guidelines. Furthermore, several pre-professional programs exist as a result of partnerships with other New Mexico universities. Online classes and programs are fully accredited. The online classroom environment is asynchronous, however student’s complete coursework within a set schedule that follows deadlines established by the instructor. Online degree programs are also available.

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