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Western New Mexico University

School of Education

Silver City, NM

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Overview

Western New Mexico University / School of Education is located in Silver City, NM, in a rural setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Bilingual education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Reading
Master of Arts (MA) Educational leadership
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Special education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Elementary education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 48
Other Advanced Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

75
Applied
75
Accepted
49
Enrolled
100%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 64 hours of undergraduate study

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

179
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 36.31%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 6.15%
Asian 0.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 16.2%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (74%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 2
Male (2)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International education, electronic reading assessment, developing STEM teachers
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 680
Silver City, NM  88062-0680
United States
Contact Dr. Barbara Kline Taylor
Interim Associate Dean
Email: barbara.taylor@wnmu.edu
Phone: 575-538-6427
Fax: 575-538-6417

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