Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Early Childhood Multicultural Education, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program provides a transferable associate degree which meets the requirements for articulation with the state of New Mexico and across the Navajo Nation and is a New Mexico state approved program under the NM Department of Education. Upon completion of the core credit hours in the degree program, students may be issued a state certificate from the Children, Youth and Families Department. The state certificate will indicate completion of the required Early Childhood Multicultural Education vocational courses. Students graduating from this program will be able to work in the early childhood educational field and/or pursue various bachelor degrees in the field of Early Childhood education. The program is consistent with the new core curriculum requirements for New Mexico, and incorporates cultural and linguistic standards required by the Navajo Nation. Courses in this program reflect Navajo family home values, beliefs, and experiences. The curriculum prepares students to demonstrate their skills and work effectively with children from birth to age 8 in a variety of settings.

An additional fee for the state-issued certificate required.

Students enrolled in this program must also:

  • Submit a Teacher Education Program application to the Department of Public Education as required for Elementary Teaching (K-3).
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA while in the program

Total Required Credit Hours: 72-73

NOTE: The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program has specific general education courses that students are encouraged to take so students should check with their advisor in order to choose the preferred courses from the general education electives.

**Some General Education and ECME courses have prerequisites and Corequisite. Please check the course description for the appropriate prerequisite course(s) and Corequisite course(s).

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