College of Education

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Vision: To inspire a generation of professionals who are committed to excellence, equity, and service. Mission: To immerse candidates in authentic professional learning through a rigorous and innovative curriculum that leverages their strengths and empowers them to be reflective professionals who are committed to equity and serving their students, families, and communities from an asset-based perspective.

A degree in education prepares students for teaching in grades K-12, or are seeking to hone teaching skills and advance careers. The University of the Southwest offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, licensure and continuing education programs to prepare you for a successful career in education. Offering small class sizes, personalized attention, and a state-approved curriculum, University of the Southwest is preparing the next generation of educators. You will learn from and engage with accomplished faculty who will mentor and motivate you as you learn the art of teaching.


Graduate Programs

Doctorate of Education(EdD)

EdD- Educational Psychology

EdD- General/Self-Design

EdD- PK-12 Administration

EdD- Higher Education Administration

EdD- Special Education

EdD- STEM Education

EdD- Educational Leadership


Masters of Science in Education (MSE):

MSE- Educational Leadership(Non-Licensure)

MSE- Educational Leadership(Principle Licensure)

MSE- Educational Diagnostics

MSE- School Counseling

MSE- Self-Design

MSE- Special Education

MSE- Teaching and Learning


Post-Baccalaureate Alternative Licensure

Undergraduate Programs

   Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE):

BSE- Early Childhood Education

BSE- Elementary Education

BSE- Secondary Education

BSE- Special Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE)

BSE- Kinesiology & Health Education

BSE- Kinesiology Self-Design Education

BSE- Teaching & Learning Self-Design

                                         New Mexico Teaching Competencies

The College of Education at University of the Southwest operates under the auspices of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) that uses the standards developed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to evaluate education programs.