New Mexico Highlands University

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Dr. Lora Bailey
Position: 
Dean, Department of Teacher Education
Phone: 
505-454-3383

Mailing Address

1005 Diamond St.
Las Vegas
New Mexico
87701
Financial Aid Department
Program Details
Type of Institution: 
State University
Cost Per Credit Hour (other fees may apply): 
$225.00
Immigration Status Policy: 
Immigration status does not appear to be a requirement for taking early childhood courses.
Articulation: 
All early childhood courses are accepted at all New Mexico public institutions of higher education due to a statewide early childhood course articulation agreement.
Locations Where Early Childhood Education Courses are Offered
Main Campus
1005 Diamond St.
Las Vegas
New Mexico
87701
Rio Rancho Center
1700 Grande Blvd. SE #100
Rio Rancho
New Mexico
87124
Virginia Padilla-Vigil, Director, 505-891-6900
Farmington Center
3539 E. 30th St. #203
Farmington
New Mexico
87402
(505) 566.3552
Santa Fe Higher Education Center
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe
New Mexico
87508
Degrees or Certificates Offered
Title: 
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
77
Total Credit Hours: 
137
Notes: 
This degree meets the requirements for professional teacher preparation for the state of New Mexico. A teaching license will be issued by NM PED upon passing the NMTA and student teaching.
Title: 
Minor in Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
26
Total Credit Hours: 
137
Notes: 
Individuals who do not want a teaching license can pursue this degree which does not include a student teaching semester.
Accreditation: 
Higher Learning Commission accredits the college; the EC Degree program is not specifically accredited.
Requirements for Admission
Early Childhood Certificate class requirements: 

Apply to college.

Early Childhood Degree program requirements: 

Apply to college; pass NMTA Basic skills test prior to student teaching.

College Admission requirements: 

Application; high school transcripts; ACT or SAT or other placement tests.

Early Childhood Program Status
Average # EC courses offered each semester: 
26
Average # EC courses offered online each semester: 
12
Average # EC courses offered in summer semester: 
6
Average # EC courses offered in Spanish each semester: 
0
Average # EC courses offered each semester (not summer) in the evening: 
20
Average # EC courses offered each semester (not summer) on Saturdays: 
1
Number of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarships per year (average): 
28
Articulation credit for the national Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential?: 
All Early Childhood courses count as training towards the national CDA credential. The NM Child Development Certificate (CDC) is recognized in NM as a CDA equivalent.

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