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Elementary Education for Licensed Teachers, M.A.

Application Deadlines

Summer and Fall Semester: February 1 for best consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted.

Spring Semester: September 1 for best consideration.

Degree Program: Elementary Education
Degree: M.A. Elementary Education, Licensed Teachers
Program Code: MA-ELED

Department: Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
Program: Elementary Education

Apply to a Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department Degree Program

All MA admissions application materials are submitted by interested applicants online at

Please see the Specific Application Instructions under Forms and Resources for additional information.


We believe the Master’s Degree in Elementary Education offers you an opportunity to construct your studies around your personal and professional goals toward becoming a transformative, reflective expert in the field of Teaching and Learning. Core academic experiences will include exploration of the following topics:

  • Social Justice, Diversity & Transformational Practices
  • Effective Classroom Practices & Relevant Curriculum
  • Professional Habits of Mind & Reflective Renewal
  • Advanced Content Knowledge
  • Classroom-Based Inquiry

Whether you seek courses towards specific endorsements, or courses focused on the study of your own teaching, we believe this program can be made to fit your needs and the needs of the children and families you serve. We look forward to beginning this new journey together!

The 32 hour program includes 15 core credit hours, 14 focused elective hours, a 3-hour seminar experience, and a Master's examination. Through elective courses you can choose your own path in:

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technology
  • Teacher/Instructional Leadership
  • Environmental Education
  • Reading
  • Bilingual Education
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Other areas as agreed upon between you and your advisor

You may also choose a Transcripted Concentration in Mathematics, Science and Educational Technology (MSET).

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Our program has determined it meets professional licensure requirements in the state of New Mexico. It has not determined it meets professional licensure requirements in any other state.