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New Mexico State University

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Las Cruces, NM

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Overview

New Mexico State University / Department of Curriculum and Instruction is located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Early childhood education
Master of Arts (MA) Teaching English to speakers of other languages
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Teaching
Master of Arts (MA) Learning design and technologies
Doctor of Education (Ed D) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Arts (MA) Bilingual education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum and instruction
Master of Arts (MA) Language, literacy and culture
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Educational diagnostics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 75
Doctoral Degrees 13
Other Advanced Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

131
Applied
104
Accepted
79
Enrolled
79%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Requirements Portfolio, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

279
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 52.33%
Black or African American 3.58%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.72%
Asian 1.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.36%
Two or more races 1.79%
Unknown 0.72%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 14
Male (8)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: STEM education, bilingual and English as a second language education, critical pedagogy/multicultural education, learning design and technology, early childhood education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,685

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 30001, MSC 3CUR
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Dr. David Rutledge
Department Head
Email: rutledge@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-5411
Fax: 575-646-5436

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