Degree Programs

NMSU’s distance education degree programs are designed to serve students who may not be able to pursue an education through traditional means. NMSU offers Bachelor degree completion programs, Masters and Doctorate programs, and a number of Certificate and Licensure options.

Please contact the listed distance education director for your degree program.


Master of Arts in Education (Emphasis in Learning Technologies)

College: Education

Program Category: Technology-Based Programs

Description: The program is designed to accommodate educators throughout New Mexico to complete a masters degree with an emphasis in Learning Technologies. This graduate program within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University focuses on the integration of constructivist uses of technology within culturally-responsive curricula. Students may focus on K-12 to adult learning environments and on specific content applications. Students can also receive an endorsement to their teaching credential as an Information Technology Coordinator.

Delivery method: Canvas coursework

Requirements: Minimum credits required: 36

Course Requirements:

A. Curriculum & Instruction Core - 15

  • EDUC 515: Multicultural Education (3)
  • EDUC 516: Curriculum & Pedagogy I (3)
  • EDUC 518: Technology & Pedagogy (3)
  • EDUC 519: Research in Curriculum & Pedagogy (3)
  • EDUC 520: Action Research Projects (3).This course is the final core course that students are required to take. EDUC 515, 516, 518 and 519 are prerequisites to taking EDUC 520.

B. Educational Learning Technologies Core - 12 credits

  • EDLT 520: Introduction to Multimedia & Authoring Tools (3)
  • EDLT 528: Designing Educational Resources for the Internet (3)
  • EDLT 570: Advanced Instructional Strategies (3)
  • EDLT 573: Technology and Critical Thinking (3)

C. Additional Suggested Electives - 9 credits

  • EDLT 522: Technology and Language Learning (3)
  • EDLT 529: Developing and Managing Educational Networks (3)
  • EDLT 574: Technology Planning & Grant Writing (3)
  • EDLT 571: Action Research (3)
  • EDLT 577: Theory and Practice for Online Teaching and Learning (3)
  • EDLT 580: Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching (3)

Costs: Current main campus tuition and fees plus a $35 per credit hour distance education fee. See the University Accounts Receivable Tuitions and Fees for the current rate.

Prerequisites: Applicants must be experienced technology users, have access to the Internet and be able to participate in online courses and discussions, and have the ability to attend a two-week summer session and up to two potential weekend sessions per semester.

To apply: Note: Priorities will be given to people who have been involved in technology projects.

  • Admission to NMSU as a graduate student.
  • Acceptance into Curriculum and Instruction and the Learning Technologies Specialization.

Accreditation: New Mexico State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

More info: College of Education-EDLT Online

Disabilities: If you have a disability that may affect your performance in a course, or if you require accommodations in order to take a distance education course, contact NMSU's Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Providing accommodations for distance education students sometimes requires more time than in a traditional classroom setting so students are encouraged to begin working with SAS as early as possible.

Updated: 2014-10-03