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Early Childhood Education

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The Cat in the Hat is also known as SOE student Liliana Sanchez Canas.

 

An Early Childhood degree prepares students for a range of careers that include:

  •   Teachers of children ages birth through 3rd Grade
  •   Child care provider
  •   Home visitor
  •   Program Administrator
  •   Program development specialist
  •   Parent support specialist
  •   Early interventionist

 

Students enrolled in Early Childhood Education programs may earn a one-year Early Childhood Vocational Certificate, two-year AA degrees in Early Childhood Education and Family Support or Early Childhood Educational Assistant, or a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. 

This competency-based program is a part of the New Mexico Early Childhood Higher Education Articulation for two and four year institutions.  The program provides extensive field experiences to enhance classroom learning, and guides pre-service students to performance outcomes in:

  • Child Growth, Development and Learning
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Family and Community Collaboration
  • Developmentally Appropriate Content
  • Learning Environment and Curriculum Implementation
  • Professionalism
  • Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs

Ø  Professors closely monitor student progress while utilizing multiple ways of assessing student work.

Ø  Integration of hands-on experiences and technology in classroom instruction is included throughout the program.

Ø  Courses focus on developmentally appropriate practices and individualized learning to support the full participation of every child.

Ø  Courses promote the establishment of aligned services and supports which build on the unique assets of each child, and acknowledge the strengths of children’s families’ heritage, language, and culture.

Ø  Courses and field experiences offer opportunities for students to work with diverse populations (gender, SES, exceptionality, ethnicity)

Ø  Students who complete the program successfully are qualified for a Birth to Grade 3 Early Childhood education license in the State of New Mexico.

 

Text Box:    The Degree Plans can tell you what courses are needed to complete these programs.  Click here for more information. 

Text Box:    The Field Experience Handbook contains Student Teaching  requirements. Click here for more information. 

Text Box:    The WNMU Catalog contains additional program details. Click here for more information.

Text Box:    The New Mexico Early Care, Education and Family Support Professional Development System brochure contains an overview of educational options. Click here for more information.









WNMU College of Education
PO Box 680 Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 575-538-6416 Fax: 575-538-6417


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