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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

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"Our Children will learn more because you learned more”

Navajo Technical University is dedicated to prepare Early Childhood Professionals in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment at a baccalaureate level. Students work intensely and progressively to prepare for their State Early Childhood Teacher Licensure from Birth to 8 years old.

This program provides a unique opportunity to assist present or future teachers of young children to use child development knowledge within the childcare, preschool and primary schools. This includes practical field experience, which will enhance their professional practice and gain competence in working with Infants through 8 years old and their families.

Students complete 16 full weeks of Student Teaching at an approved site during their final semester. We look forward to you to join us to bring about change in the community in order to improve the lives and education of our children.

Students are required the following:

  • Federal, State, and Navajo Nation Fingerprinting and background check
  • CPR/First Aid and Food Handling Training

 

Early Childhood Multicultural Education Requirements (120 Credits)

General Education RequirementsCredits
COM-XXX   COM-130, COM-150 3
ENG-XXX   ENG-110, ENG-111, ENG-150 OR ENG-155 9
MTH-121   College Algebra 4
SCIENCE   BIO-110, GEO-101 8
HUM-XXX   HST-210, PSY-105, PSY-210, SOC-101 OR LAW-101 OR ECN-111 12
CMP-101   Introduction to Computers 3
NAV-101   Navajo Language 4
Core Courses 
ECM-100   Introduction to Early Childhood 3
ECM-110   Child Growth Development and Learning 3
ECM-112   Health, Safety and Nutrition 2
ECM-116   Family and Community Collaboration 3
ECM-125   Introductory to Literacy and Reading Development 3
ECM-210   Guiding Young Children 3
ECM-245   Professionalism 2
ECM-220   Curriculum Development and Implementation I 3
ECM-220A   Practicum I 2
ECM-225   Curriculum Development and Implementation II 3
ECM-225A   Practicum II 2
NAV-225   Diné Philosophy of Education 3
ECM-235   Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs 3
ECM-310   Research in Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECM-316 Family, Language, and Culture 3
ECM-340   Young Children with Diverse Abilities 2
CHOOSE ONLY ONE LICENSURE PROGRAM: 
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Courses: Birth through Age 4 
ECM-304   Integrated Curriculum-Birth through Age 4 4
ECM-325   Emergent Literacy 3
ECM-350   Advanced Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers 3
ECM-490   Teaching and Learning Practicum (Birth through Age 4 2
ECM-493   Student Teaching Seminar 3
ECM-495   Student Teaching 9
Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Courses: Birth through Age 8 
ECM-318   Teaching and Learning: Math and Science 4
ECM-428   Teaching and Learning: Reading and Writing 3
ECM-438   Teaching and Learning: Social Studies Fine Arts and Movement 3
ECM-492   Teaching and Learning Practicum (Birth through Age 8) 2
ECM-493   Student Teaching Seminar 3
ECM-495   Student Teaching 9
TOTAL REQUIRED CREDIT HOURS:120

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

Degree Checklist (PDF) Enrollment Data

 

Program Advisors
Dr. Juanita Becenti, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
Email: jwbecenti@navajotech.edu

 

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

 

Franklin Elliott, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education / Department Chair for School of Business and Education (Chinle)
Email: felliott@navajotech.edu
Phone: 928.674.3697

M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, Arizona State University
M.A., Education: Bilingual & Multicultural Education, Northern Arizona University
B.S., Education: Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University
A.A., Liberal Arts, Navajo Community 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