Dec 01, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Early Childhood Multicultural Education (AA), Early Childhood Program Administration Concentration


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School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS)

Description

This degree is designed for students who are working or would like to work in the field of early childhood, which includes PreK - 3rd grade in the elementary schools. This Associate of Arts degree is fully transferable to any college or university in New Mexico with an early childhood associate or bachelor’s degree.

Students pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Administration can earn a 7-year provisional certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration from the New Mexico Office of Child Development. This certificate meets CYFD regulations for director qualifications. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development at (505) 827-7946.

Students completing all of the ECME coursework within any degree concentration are eligible to apply for the One Year Vocational Certificate issued by the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development at (505) 827-7946.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career and Educational Opportunities

Students from all concentrations of studies are employed almost immediately upon graduation. There is tremendous need for well-qualified early care and education workers in some of the following areas: child care, educational assistants, head start and early care teachers, early care administration, early intervention and home visiting. Work is available with programs such as Head Start, Even Start, private and public child-care facilities and preschools serving the needs of children birth to age five. Private and public schools also employ students as educational assistants.

For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating From CNM section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, Early Childhood Program Administration Concentration 64 credit hours


Program Approved Electives


Fine Arts Electives


Select From At Least Two Different Subject Areas.

Social/Behavioral Science Electives


Select From At Least Two Different Subject Areas.

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