A certificate in Infant Family Studies will lead to a career pathway in home visiting, early intervention, Early Head Start, and/or infant and toddler teachers. For professionals already in the field, this certificate will enhance their ability to work with families and young children. Students pursuing this certificate are encouraged to complete the Early Childhood Multicultural Education (AA), Infant Family Studies Concentration.
A background check is required for students enrolled in the Early Childhood Multicultural Education practicum courses which are required for the successful completion of this degree or certificate.
Students who complete this certificate are eligible to apply for an Infant Family Studies Certificate offered by the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development.
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.
Students completing the associate degree in Family, Infant and Toddler Studies may apply for initial certification as a Developmental Specialist I Advanced at nmhealth.org/ddsd/nmfit