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

Phone: 505.387.7401
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
40 Road 6580, Kirtland, NM 87417
Phone: 505.609.5020/5017

 

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

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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

 

Note: 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/.

Professional Licensure Disclosure: While NTU is making the determinations for each program listed above, we are still working on determination for each particular state(s) that are being researched. Once the information is added, the date and specific information will be verified to ensure good practice in case requirements change. In addition, under 34 CFR §668.43 require that institutions provide a direct disclosure to enrolled and prospective students in writing if the program potentially leading to professional licensure either:

  • Has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification;
  • Has determined that its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification; and
  • Has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.

More details are included in 34 CFR § 668.43.

 

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Early Childhood Multicultural Education Requirements (72 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCreditsPrerequisites
SSC 100 College Success 1  
ENGL 1110 Composition I 3 ENGL 098
ENGL 1120 Composiiton II 3 ENGL 1110
BCIS 1115 Introduction to Computers 3  
MATH 1110 Math for Teachers I 3 MATH 1215
MATH 1115 Math for Teachers II 3  
Diné Studies: NAVA 1110, NAVA 2210, OR NAVA 2230 3-4  
Natural or Physical Science Course: BIOL 1110C, GEOL 1110C, ENVS 1110C, PHYS 1115C or CHEM 1120C
1.
2.
8  
Social/Behavior Science: PSYC 1110, PSYC 21120, ECON 1110, CJUS 1110, SOCI 1110 or POS 220 (AZ Requirement)
1.
2.
3  
Humanities/Fine Arts: HIST 1110, HIST 1120, COMM 1130, or NAVA 2220* (AZ:"H")
1.
2.
3.
6  
Fine Arts: ENGL 2310 or NAVA 1310 3  
Early Childhood Multicultural Education Core Requirements
Semester ONECreditsPrerequisites
ECED 1001 Introduction to Early Childhood 3  
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3  
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3  
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3  
ECED 1125 Assessment of Children & Evaluation of Program 3  
ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration 3  
ECED 2110 Professionalism 2  
ECED 2115 Introduction to Literacy and Reading Development 3  
ECED 2120 Curriculum Development and Implementation I 3 Co-requisite ECED 2121
ECED 2121 Curriculum Development through Play Birth under 4 (Prel) 2 Co-requisite ECED 2120
ECED 2130 Curriculum Development and Implementation 3 Co-requisite ECED 2131
ECED 2131 Curriculum Development and Implementation Age 3 (PreK) through Grade 3 Practicum 2 Co-requisite ECED 2130
Total Required Credit Hours72 

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.

**Some General Education and ECME courses have prerequisites and Corequisite. Please check the course description for the appropriate prerequisite course(s) and Corequisite course(s).

 

 

 

Contact NTU

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

Phone: 505.387.7401
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
40 Road 6580
Kirtland, NM 87417
(505) 609-5020/5017
(Located off of Highway 64 next to Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland, NM)


Zuni Instructional Site
67 301 North, Zuni, NM 87327

Phone: 505.782.6010

 

 

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