The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program provides a transferable associate degree which meets the requirements for articulation with the state of New Mexico and across the Navajo Nation and is a New Mexico state approved program under the NM Department of Education. Upon completion of the core credit hours in the degree program, students may be issued a state certificate from the Children, Youth and Families Department. The state certificate will indicate completion of the required Early Childhood Multicultural Education vocational courses. Students graduating from this program will be able to work in the early childhood educational field and/or pursue various bachelor degrees in the field of Early Childhood education. The program is consistent with the new core curriculum requirements for New Mexico, and incorporates cultural and linguistic standards required by the Navajo Nation. Courses in this program reflect Navajo family home values, beliefs, and experiences. The curriculum prepares students to demonstrate their skills and work effectively with children from birth to age 8 in a variety of settings.
An additional fee for the state-issued certificate required.
Students enrolled in this program must also:
- Submit a Teacher Education Program application to the Department of Public Education as required for Elementary Teaching (K-3)
- Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA while in the program
- Early Childhood - Students completing the Early Childhood and Multicultural Education program meet the educational requirement for licensure in the state of New Mexico and Arizona only. The students wanting to be licensed in a different state will need to contact the state board for licensure requirements. For qualification for NM & AZ please visit: https://www.ets.org/praxis/nm/requirements/.
|Early Childhood Program|
|POSITIVE LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION DETERMINATIONS||NEGATIVE LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION DETERMINATIONS||NO LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION DETERMINATIONS|
|NTU has determined that our curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state listed below.||NTU has determined that our curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the states listed below.||NTU has not made a determination that our curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the states listed below.|
|Arizona, New Mexico||Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah|
Program Advisor & Licensure Information:
Kelly Dineyazhe-Hunter Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
ETX - PRAXIS Contact
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$16,022/academic year|
|Tuition and Fees||$2,402|
|Room and Board||$6,920|
|Books and Supplies||$2,600|
Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data