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AA ECME

Associate of Arts - Early Childhood Multicultural Education (64 credits)

This program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for students who wish to work in this field, or transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or a related field. This program addresses the seven general early childhood education competency areas required as partial fulfillment of the New Mexico Department of Education licensure in Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade).

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (35):

Communications (9):
ENGL 110 Accelerated Composition 3cr
ENGL 120 Composition III 3cr
CJ 220 Communication for Teachers 3cr

Mathematics (3):
MATH 111 Math for Elem/Mid School Teachers 3cr
Does not count toward the UNM-A Core Curriculum

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9)

Fine Arts (6)

Natural Sciences (8)
Choose from NTSC 261L, NTSC 262L, NTSC 263L, CHEM 111L, and BIOL 110/112L.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CORE REQUIREMENTS (29):

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 217** Curriculum Dev & Implementation II 3cr
ECME 217L** Practicum II 3cr
ECME 220 Asses Children & Eval of Program 3cr
ECME 230 Professionalism 2cr

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCING:

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

Term 1 - 15cr/hrs

ENGL 110 Accelerated Composition 3cr
MATH 111 Math for Elem/Mid School Teachers 3cr
ECME 101 Child Growth and Development 3cr
ECME 103 Health, Safety and Nutrition 2cr
Natural Science Elective 4cr

Term 2 - 15cr/hrs

ENGL 120 Composition III 3cr
ECME 111 Family and Community Collaboration 3cr
ECME 115 Guidance of Young Children 3cr
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3cr
Fine Arts Elective 3cr

Term 3 - 7cr/hrs

Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3cr
Natural Science Elective 4cr

Term 4 - 14cr/hrs

ECME 117** Curriculum Development & Implementation 3cr
ECME 117L** Practicum I 2cr
ECME 220 Asses Children & Eval of Program 3cr
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3cr
Fine Arts Elective 3cr

Term 5 - 13cr/hrs

CJ 220 Communication for Teachers 3cr
ECME 202 Intro to Reading & Literacy Dev 3cr
ECME 217** Curriculum Dev & Implementation II 3cr
ECME 217L** Practicum II 3cr
ECME 230 Professionalism 2cr

**ECME 117 & 117L: ECME 217 & ECME 217L must be taken concurrently.

***Summer Semester as needed.

AA ECME

Contact:

Education Office: (505) 863-7541.

Irene Den Bleyker,Assistant Professor & Division Chair
Phone: (505) 863-7754
Room: CH124C
Email: iden@unm.edu

Anne Lundberg,Assistant Professor
Phone: (505) 863-7526
Room: CH124C
Email: anneke@unm.edu

Eunice Harrison,Administrative Assistant
Phone: (505) 863-7714
Room: CH124
Email: eharris3@unm.edu