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Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

Program Details

The online MA in Educational Leadership degree program from Western New Mexico University is designed to help students gain knowledge, skills, and awareness of self, others, organizations, and society for a variety of leadership roles. Courses cover topics such as:

  • Education in a Pluralistic Society
  • Educational Leadership in the Public Domain
  • Current Educational Trends & Issues
  • School Finance & Budgeting
  • History & Philosophy of Education


This program requires a minimum of 180 hours of supervised field work.

  • Copies of official transcripts showing the award of a bachelor's/master's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by CHEA (Council of Higher Education Accreditation)
  • Three letters of recommendation that address your potential as a future educational leader/administrator with at least one writer's willingness to mentor you in the required internship. One letter must be from your current, immediate supervisor. 
  • Resume
  • Disclosure of Criminal Record
  • A written response to "Why are you interested in earning a M.A. in Educational Leadership and/or School Administration licensure?" Please include your career aspirations, and limit your response to one page maximum.
  • Professional Behaviors and Dispositions Assessment
  • Photo Release and Waiver

Accreditation & Licensing

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

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)