Master of Arts in Education: Educational Learning Technologies


for K-20+ Educators

The Master of Arts in Education (Educational Learning Technologies – EDLT) is 30 credits, 100% online, and is designed for educators who:

  1. are already licensed K12 teachers,
  2. work in higher education,
  3. or who wish to be e-developers in a variety of contexts


This program prepares educators for 21st-century teaching and learning in blended and fully online environments. The program covers integrating best practices in curriculum and instruction, culturally responsive teaching, online learning/educational technology, online pedagogy, and curriculum development for blended and online delivery using emerging technologies.

Benefits of earning a Master of Arts in Education: Educational Learning Technologies

  • Become skilled in developing blended and online curriculum and learning environments.
  • Develop effective strategies for classroom technology integration.
  • Become a leader in blended and online teaching and learning in your school district.
  • Study for this degree using online courses from the convenience of your home or school.
  • Apply for Technology related endorsement from the New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Earn a Master’s degree, which fulfills one of the requirements for advancement in New Mexico’s three-tiered licensure system to Level III, with a base salary of $50,000.
    • EDUC 518 Technology and Pedagogy
    • EDLT 528 Foundations of Learning Design & Technology
    • EDLT 560 Fostering Online Learning Communities
    • EDLT 561 Social Media in Blended and Online Learning Environments
    • EDLT 573 Culturally Responsive Teaching with Technology
    • EDLT 575 Designing and Organizing Online Learning Environments
    • EDLT 577 Online Teaching and Learning
    • EDLT 578 Design of Webinars and Webconferences
    • Choose an EDUC/EDLT Elective*
    • EDLT 590 Capstone Course


      (30 credits, all available online)
      Take all of the following:

    Students will consult with an EDLT advisor on their programs of study and elective.

    *Electives might include EDUC 519 for students who plan to continue with a doctoral program, EDLT 592 Directed Studies, or other approved EDUC/EDLT 500 level course. This is a course that could be brought into the program from previous coursework.

  • Course Schedule

    The following is a recommended course schedule for completing the degree requirements:


    Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1 Summer Year 1
    EDUC 518 EDLT 560 EDLT 561
    EDLT 528 EDLT 575 EDLT 573
    Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2
    EDLT 577 Elective
    EDLT 578 EDLT 590
  • Application


    Candidates must complete a minimum of:

    • 30 credits in required coursework


    See the University Accounts Receivable Tuition & Fee Rates for the current tuition rate.


    • Eligibility for admission to the Graduate School.
    • Admission to NMSU Graduate School

    Review and Acceptance

    Acceptance to the program will be based on:

    1. After a review of your completed Application, an advisor will contact you via email regarding your status. Only completed applications will be reviewed.
    2. Successful admission to the NMSU Graduate School. The Graduate School will send you a letter informing you of your status.

    How to Apply

    For the Fall 2021 start date, the application period begins February 1, 2021. Contact Dr. Chris Engledowl ( with questions.

    NOTE: There are separate applications for the Masters in Education in Educational Design with Learning Technologies and the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning. To be admitted into both programs, you will need to complete individual applications for each program.

    The Application Process is currently as follows:

    • Information and documents you will need when applying:
      • Credit card information for the application fee payment
      • Electronic copies of transcripts and if international certified English translated copy
      • One (1) letter of recommendation
    • Go to: Graduate School: How to Apply
    • Lower right button- Apply to Graduate School
    • Create Account
    • Fill out Personal and Residency information
    • When you get to the GR Enrollment Information page, select:
      • Starting Semester: Spring 2021
      • Campus: NMSU-Online
      • Enrollment Status: choose the applicable option
      • Degree: Master’s
      • Online Intended Major (Master’s): Education (Educational Learning Technologies)
    • Fill out Secondary Contact Information
    • Add your Academic Information
    • Add your Graduate Other Information
    • Where it says Test Scores, select Continue
    • Recommendations: One (1) letter of recommendation is required.
    • Graduate Supplemental Information
      • Upload an existing Resume or CV – it can be brief
      • Writing Sample is not needed, skip this
    • Provide your virtual signature
    • Review and Submit

    Program Assessment and Accreditation

    Program Assessment: The degree program’s culmination includes a Capstone course wherein students submit, 1) a fully developed online course that is reviewed with an online course quality rubric, and 2) an 8-10 page rationale that is reviewed with a rubric. selected New Mexico State University as one of the Best Master’s in Teaching Programs for 2019 with the previous version of this degree, MAE OTL, ranked 14 on this list and noted as best for K-20+ Educators.

    Accreditation: New Mexico State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    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 SSD as early as possible .

    International Students: If you are an International Student, please see The International Student and Scholar Services website.

    This program is 100% online. Therefore, if you are an international student with specific requirements for face-to-face courses, this is not a suitable program to meet your curriculum needs and educational requirements.

  • College of Education Contact

    Chris Engledowl, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator
    Learning Design and Technology
    Preferred Communication is Email: