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Early Childhood Education/Teacher (Birth-Grade 3) Concentration - AA

The Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is intended for students whose goal is to pursue a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Educational emphasis is on the children’s developmental progress toward competence, interdependence, socialization and the integration of content areas. In New Mexico the Early Childhood Multicultural framework delineates the content children are to learn, the processes through which children achieve the identified curricular goals, what teachers do to help children achieve these goals, and the context in which teaching and learning occur. The curriculum is flexible to facilitate adaptation to our multicultural communities and all children, including those with special needs. The minimum credit hours include the thirty-one-credit hour general education transfer core.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2023-2024 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

General Education Core (31 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
COMM1130 Public Speaking 3
COMM2120 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1110 Composition I 3
ENGL1120 Composition II 3
Area II. Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MATH1220 College Algebra 4
MATH1350 Introduction to Statistics 3
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 credit hours)
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
Area V. Humanities (3 credit hours)
Area VI. Creative and Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
Area VII. Electives (6 credit hours)
Elective 1 (3 credit hours)
BCIS1110 Intro to Information Systems 3
Choose any additional course from Area III or Area IV

Concentration Requirements (29 credit hours)
ECED1110 Child Growth, Development, andLearning 3
ECED1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
ECED1120 Guiding Young Children 3
ECED1125 Assessment of Children andEvaluation of Programs 3
ECED1130 Family and CommunityCollaboration 3
ECED2110 Professionalism 2
ECED2115 Introduction to Language,Literacy, and Reading 3
ECED2120 Curriculum Development throughPlay Birth through Age 4(PreK) 3
ECED2121 Curriculum Development throughPlay-Birth through age 4 (PreK)Practicum 2
ECED2130 Curriculum Development andImplementation: Age 3 (PreK)through Grade 3 3
ECED2131 Curriculum Development &Implementation Practicum Age 3(Pre-K)through Grade 3 2