UNM Los Alamos

CERT Early Childhood Multicultural Education

CERT Early Childhood Multicultural Education

The Certificate in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed as a basic professional preparation program for students who wish to work with children from birth through age eight in various inclusive settings such as K-3, Head Start, child care, and home care providers, teachers, assistants, and administrators. This competency based program will provide education in the theories and practices of child development and early childhood education. As part of the certificate, students will complete the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. All courses completed in this program are fully transferable into the Associate of Arts Degree program.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required in all courses.

Required Courses:

  • ENGL 101: Composition I: Exposition (3)
  • ECME 101: Child Growth, Development and Learning (3)
  • ECME 103: Health, Safety and Nutrition (2)
  • ECME 111: Family and Community Collaboration I (3)
  • ECME 115: Guiding Young Children (3)
  • ECME 117: Curriculum Development and Implementation I (3)
  • ECME 117L: Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum I (2)
  • ECME 202: Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development (3)
  • ECME 217: Curriculum Development and Implementation II (3)
  • ECME 217L: Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum II (2)
  • ECME 220: Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Program (3)
  • ECME 230: Professionalism (2)

Total Credit hours: 32 credit hours