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NMSU's College of Education to offer new distance master's degree program

Starting next semester New Mexico State University will offer a master's degree in educational administration through a new distance-delivered course instruction program.

The degree is offered by the Department of Educational Management and Development (EMD) in the College of Education.

The degree will focus on community college and university administration and will involve two-way video instruction at sites located throughout New Mexico, participation in online chats and posting materials to online bulletin boards.

Benefits offered by the program include the ability for students to stay in their community and the opportunity to network with colleagues with similar interests in community college leadership.
Charles Townley, program coordinator, said this program is intended for community college supervisors and academic administrators who want to prepare themselves to undertake leadership positions at New Mexico and western Texas community colleges.

The courses are expected to be delivered in Albuquerque, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Roswell and El Paso, Texas.

Students interested in the degree will be required to complete 33 hours of coursework, pass a final written comprehensive examination and comply with all requirements outlined in the EMD master's handbook and the NMSU graduate catalog.

The program will be available in January 2008. Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the beginning of a semester.

For more information call Marivel Oropeza at (575) 646-4050.