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Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644

 

Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle AZ, 86503
Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700

 

Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596

 

Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.598.4580

 

Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327
Phone: 505.782.6010 or 6022

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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

 

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Early Childhood Multicultural Education Requirements (70 Credits)

Semester ONECreditsPrerequisites
English / Communication 9  
        ENGL 1210 or ENGL 1110   ENGL 098
        COMM 1130 or COMM 2120   ENGL 1210 or ENGL 1110
        ENGL 1120 or ENGL 2120   ENGL 1210 or ENGL 110
Mathematics: 4  
        MATH 1220 or higher   MATH 1215
Diné Studies: 3 – 6  
Natural or Physical Science: 8  
Social / Behavioral Science: 6  
Humanities / Fine Arts: (History Req) 9  
Information Tech / Applied Computers: 3  
        CMP 101 or higher    
Early Childhood Multicultural Education Core Requirements
Semester ONECreditsPrerequisites
ECM 110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3  
ECM 112 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3  
ECM 116 Family and Community Collaboration 3  
Semester TWO
ECM 125 Introduction to Literacy and Reading Development 3  
ECM 210 Guiding Young Children 3  
ECM 245 Professionalism 2  
Semester THREE
ECM 220 Curriculum Development and Implementation I 3  
ECM 220A Practicum 2  
Semester FOUR
ECM 225 Curriculum Development and Implementation II 3 ECM 220
ECM 225A Practicum II 2 ECM 220 / 225
ECM 235 Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3  
Total Required Credit Hours70 

NOTE: The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program has specific general education courses that students are encouraged to take so students should check with their advisor in order to choose the preferred courses from the general education electives.

 

General Education Requirement (Minimum Credits Required In Each Category):

Communication: 9 Credits
COM-130   Public Speaking (3 Credits)
ENG-110   English Composition I (3 Credits)
ENG-111   English Composition II (3 Credits)

Mathematics: 3 Credits (minimum)
MTH-121   College Algebra (4 Credits)
MTH-123   Trigonometry (4 Credits)
MTH-213   Elementary Statistics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Sciences: 8 Credits (minimum)
BIO-120   Principles of Biology I with Lab (4 Credits)
BIO-122   Principles of Biology II with Lab (4 Credits)
ENV-102   Environmental Science I with Lab (4 Credits)
ENV-182   Environmental Science II with Lab (4 Credits)
GEO-101   Principles of Geology with Lab (4 Credits)
GEO-150   Environmental Geology with Lab (4 Credits)

Diné Studies: 6 Credits
NAV-101   Navajo Language (4 Credits)
NAV-110   Foundations in Navajo Culture (3 Credits)
NAV-195   Diné Philosophy of Education (3 Credits)

Social / Behavioral Sciences: 6 Credits
PSY-105   Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
PSY-210   Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)
PSY-195/295   Topics in Psychology (1 – 3 Credits)
SOC-101   Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)
SOC-210   Sociology of Social Problems (3 Credits)
SOC-195/295   Topics in Sociology (1 – 3 Credits)

Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits (At least 3 credits in History required)
NAV-211   Navajo History (3 Credits)
HST-210   American History to 1877 (3 Credits)
HST-211   American History 1877 to Present (3 Credits)
HST-220   History of the American Southwest (3 Credits)
HST-195/295   Topics in History (1 – 3 Credits)
ART-110   Art Studio I (3 Credits)
ART-195/295   Topics in Art (1 – 3 Credits)
ENG-150   Introduction to Literature (3 Credits)

 

Program Advisors
Della Begay, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Email: dbegay@navajotech.edu
Phone: 505.786.4304

M.A., Education, Bilingual Education, Arizona State University
B.A., Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Fort Lewis College

 

Contact NTU

Navajo Technical University
Lowerpoint Road, State Hwy 371
Crownpoint, NM 87313

Phone: 505.786.4100
Fax: 505.786.5644


Chinle Instructional Site
PO Box 849, Chinle, AZ 86503

Phone: 928.674.5764
Fax: 928.674.5700


Teec Nos Pos Instructional Site
PO Box 1203, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

Phone: 928.656.3600
Fax: 928.656.3596


Kirtland Instructional Site
540 Road 6580, Kirtland, New Mexico 87417

Phone: 505.598.4585


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010