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 Graduate Certificate and K-12 NM educator licensure and endorsement programs.

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


Master of Arts in Education with a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning

College: Education & Extended Learning

Program Category: Online

Description: The Master of Arts in Education with a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning is a 33 credit hour two-year program of study planned for New Mexico K-12 teachers.

Delivery method: 100% Online


Minimum credits required: 36

Course Requirements

  • 18 credits in advanced professional course work in education.
  • 15 credits in professional course work in online teaching and learning.
  • There is a Comprehensive Examination at the end of the program.

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: Eligibility for admission to the Graduate School.

To apply:

Apply to Graduate School for admission. Specify the Department of Curriculum and Instruction-Master of Arts in Teaching as the area of advanced study.

Have two transcripts from each institution attended (including New Mexico State University undergraduate or continuing education courses) sent directly to the Graduate School.

Accreditation: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
HLC website
HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Specialized Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education* (As of 2013, NCATE has consolidated

More info: Master of Arts in Education with a Graduate Certificate in OnlineTeaching and Learning

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: 2014-10-06