Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Educational Leadership
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Educational Leadership prepares students to work at the bachelor’s level in areas such as university or community college career services, admissions, financial aid, and advising.
This program develops educational leaders who are passionate about strengthening their leadership to improve student achievement and helps fosters positive and sustained relationships with students, institutions, school districts and surrounding communities.This is a social justice-driven program geared to strengthen leadership skills for individuals involved in various educational disciplines. The degree will provide graduates with abilities to lead in all facets of higher education. The program offers an innovative, structured approach to leadership in higher educational programs.
The department uses a hybrid distance education program combining both asynchronous and synchronous delivery technologies.
Required Credit Hours
Minimum credits for degree: 120 credits
Minimum upper division required (300+) 48 credits
General Education Courses 39 Credits Viewing a Wider World 6 Credits Minor or Elective Requirements 18 Credits General Electives 18 Credits
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
Core Courses for BS in Educational Leadership
- ELA 215 Multicultural Leadership
- ELA 255 Leadership & Change in Education
- ELA 342 Current Issues in Educational Leadership
- ELA 440 Management of Student Services in Higher Education
- ELA 450 Principles of Education Law and Policy
- ELA 455 Principles of Education Budgeting & Finance
- ELA 485 Elements of Research
- ELA 499 Internship
- CEP 210 Educational Psychology
- CEP 300V Human Relations Training
- CEP 451V Introduction to Counseling
- CEP 495 PSychology, Multiculturalism, & Counseling
For more information about the requirements, please check the NMSU Catalog at https://catalogs.nmsu.edu/nmsu/education/school-teacher-prep-admin-leadership/educational-leadership-bachelor-science/#requirementstext
New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This program is accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Telephone: (575) 646-4820