Early Childhood Development - CERT
The Early Childhood Development Program provides an innovative and practical approach to early childhood development for children birth through eight years of age. The program is designed to enhance parental and professional growth. The program curriculum is based upon the seven general early childhood education competency areas of the New Mexico Public Education Department in early childhood education (birth to third grade). The majority of the practical experience will occur at the Nick Salazar Early Childhood Education Center Preschool or at an appropriate setting as approved by the faculty advisor.
Coursework in the Early Childhood Development Certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their Luna advisor for proper advisement and course selection.
Institutional Proficiency Requirements: In addition to the courses listed below for this program of study, students must also complete institutional proficiencies of ENG098 and MATH075.
Degree RequirementsThe follow degree requirements are for the 2023-2024 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs
Minimum of 32 Credit Hours
|Concentration Requirements (29 credit hours)
|Child Growth, Development, andLearning
|Health, Safety, and Nutrition
|Guiding Young Children
|Assessment of Children andEvaluation of Programs
|Family and CommunityCollaboration
|Introduction to Language,Literacy, and Reading
|Curriculum Development throughPlay Birth through Age 4(PreK)
|Curriculum Development throughPlay-Birth through age 4 (PreK)Practicum
|Curriculum Development andImplementation: Age 3 (PreK)through Grade 3
|Curriculum Development &Implementation Practicum Age 3(Pre-K)through Grade 3
|Approved Electives (3 credit hours)
|Intro to Information Systems