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Early Childhood Degree

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Multicultural Education

 This degree is designed for students who are in or would like to work in the field of early childhood education. Students interested in this degree should choose their concentration based upon their career and educational goals. Students may wish to complete more than one degree concentration.  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.

Birth – 3rd Grade Teacher

This concentration is designed for students who are or would like to work as early childhood teacher sin the private sector or teachers aides in an elementary school. Students interested in becoming a licensed PreK-3rd grade teacher in an elementary school can do so upon completion of a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. This concentration is fully transferable to any college or university in New Mexico with an early childhood associate’s or bachelors degree.

Early Childhood Program Administration

This concentration is designed for students who are or would like to work as administrators of early education programs. Student completing this degree concentration are eligible to apply for an early childhood administrative specialist certificate with the New Mexico Office of Child Development. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development at (505) 827-7946.

Family, Infant, and Toddler

This concentration is designed for students who are or would like to work in the early intervention or home visiting field . Early interventionists work with families with children birth-three that have developmental delays or are at risk for developmental delay. Early intervention services are provided in multiple setting to include the home, child care center, or other community setting. Early childhood home visitors work directly with families in the home to promote the healthy and safe growth and development of infants and children in at-risk families. Students completing this degree concentration are eligible to be certified as a Developmental Specialist I Advanced by the New Mexico Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Support Division .

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