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ECME Certificate Program

Early Childhood Multicultural Education (36 credits)

This certificate program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ECME) is designed for students, who wish to work in this field or transfer to a two, or four-year college or university to complete an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

Courses in this program with an * after the course number are considered technical, vocational, occupational, or developmental and may not be transferable to a baccalaureate program. Please consult with your advisor for current transferability information.


Writing & Speaking: (6 credits)
ENGL 110 Accelerated Composition 3cr
ENGL 120 Composition III 3cr
Mathematics: (3/4 credits)
MATH 111 Math for Elem/Mid School Teachers w/Lab 3cr
Social and Behavioral Sciences: (6 credits) For required courses, refer to the UNM Core Curriculum
ECME 101 Child Growth and Development 3cr
ECME 103 Health, Safety and Nutrition 2cr
ECME 111 Family and Community Collaboration 3cr
ECME 115 Guidance of Young Children 3cr
ECME 117** Curriculum Development & Implementation 3cr
ECME 117L** Practicum I 2cr
ECME 202 Intro to Reading & Literacy Dev 3cr
ECME 230 Professionalism 2cr
**ECME 117 & 117L must be taken concurrently.


Recommended Course Sequence for full-time Students (part-time Students should see an Academic Advisor to customize their educational plan)

Term 1 - 14cr/hrs

ENGL 110 - 3cr
MATH 111 - 3cr
ECME 101 - 3cr
ECME 103 - 2cr
Social/Behavioral Science Elective - 3cr

Term 2 - 12cr/hrs

ENGL 120 - 3cr
ECME 111 - 3cr
ECME 115 - 3cr
Social/Behavioral Science Elective - 3cr

Term 3 - 10cr/hrs

ECME 117** - 3cr
ECME 117L** - 2cr
ECME 202 - 3cr
ECME 230 - 2cr

***Summer Semester as needed.

ECME Certificate Program


Advisement Center: (505) 863-7706.

Education Office: (505) 863-7541.

Irene Den Bleyker,Assistant Professor & Division Chair
(505) 863-7754 - CH124C

Anne Lundberg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
(505) 863-7526 - CH124C

Eunice Harrison,Administrative Assistant
(505) 863-7714 - CH124

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