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Early Childhood Multicultural Education/Teach (Birth-Grade 3) Concentration

Early Childhood Multicultural Education/Teach (Birth-Grade 3) Concentration

Associate of Arts degree

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-six credit hour general education transfer core.

Degree Requirements - Minimum of 62 Credit Hours Print Requirements

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General Education Core (30 hours)
Area I.     Communications       (9 hours)
ENG111Freshman Composition I 3 credits
ENG115Freshman Composition II 3 credits
SPCH111Public Speaking 3 credits
Area II.     Mathematics       (4 hours)
MATH180College Algebra 4 credits
Area III.     Laboratory Science       (8 hours)
Area IV.     Social and Behavioral Sciences       (3 hours)
Area V.     Humanities and Fine Arts       (6 hours) -- From at least 2 different disciplines
Program Requirements       (29 hours)
ECME110Professionalism 2 credits
ECME123Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development 3 credits
ECME130Curriculum Development through Play - Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 3 credits
ECME135Practicum for Curriculum Development through Play - Birth through Age 4 (PreK) 2 credits
ECME230Curriculum Development and Implementation - Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 3 credits
ECME235Practicum Curriculum Development and Implementation - Age 3 (Prek) through Grade 3 2 credits
ECME240Guiding Young Children 3 credits
ECME257Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3 credits
ECME260Family and Community Collaboration 3 credits
EDUC102Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2 credits
EDUC201Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3 credits

Program Resources

Program Director: Debbie Trujillo
Phone: (505)454-2504
Email: dtrujillo@luna.edu

ACCESS Center Personnel

Director: Renee Maestas
Phone: (505)454-5355
Email: rmaestas@luna.edu
Advisor: Janice Medrano
Phone: (505)454-2546
Email: jmedrano@luna.edu

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