MSE Educational Leadership: Principal Licensure

The MSE in Educational Leadership is a fully online adult-learner focused program designed to prepare you for school leadership positions while you continue working. The curriculum is designed to provide candidates with real-world experiences to bridge theory and practice and to support the development of the foundational knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential to success in diverse school contexts. 

The program will empower you to be a vision and mission-driven school leader, developing your ability to improve educational outcomes and effect positive change in diverse P-12 school settings. Our program aligns with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and is designed to create culturally competent and responsive school leaders. Upon completion of this 36-credit hour program, candidates are eligible to apply for an administrator license in New Mexico. To review the Educational Administration licensing requirements in New Mexico, please refer to the following website: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/licensure/how-to-apply/educational-administration-pre-k-12/. Students from other states must contact a representative from their state’s department of education to determine if USW’s degree program will be accepted for licensing purposes.



Director of Graduate Admission and Student Support for College of Education:
       Corina Madrid, 833.879.4723 ext. 707 cmadrid@usw.edu