University of New Mexico-Valencia

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Rosa Auletta
Position: 
Department Chair
Phone: 
(505) 925-8546

Mailing Address

280 La Entrada Road
Los Lunas
New Mexico
87031
Financial Aid Department
Contact Name: 
Maisie Baca
Phone: 
(505) 925-8500
Program Details
Type of Institution: 
University Branch Campus
Cost Per Credit Hour (other fees may apply): 
$75.25
Immigration Status Policy: 
Immigration status does not apparent to be a requirement for taking early childhood college 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
UNM -- Valencia
280 La Entrada Road
Los Lunas
New Mexico
87031
Degrees or Certificates Offered
Title: 
Associate Degree in Multicultural Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
29
Total Credit Hours: 
61
Title: 
Early Childhood Multicultural Education Certificate
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
29
Total Credit Hours: 
38
Notes: 
https://valencia.unm.edu/academics/Catalog/certificates-degrees/Career-Technical-Education/early-childhood-multicultural-education-certificate.html
Accreditation: 
UNM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The early childhood education associate degree program is not accredited by NAEYC.
Requirements for Admission
Early Childhood Certificate class requirements: 

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the COMPASS or ACT or through completion of course work.
Course: ENGL 100 & UNIV 101 or equivalent – or place into ENGL 110;
Credit Hours: 4 & 3; COMPASS/ACT Minimum Scores: 75/19
Course: MATH 100 & MATH 193 – or place into MATH 120;
Credit Hours: 4 & 2: COMPASS/ACT Min. Scores: 61 (pre-algebra)/19

Early Childhood Degree program requirements: 

Certificate Program:
1. Application for Admission
2. $15.00 non-refundable application fee

Associate Degree:
1. Application for Admission
2. $15.00 non-refundable application fee
3. Official High School transcript with graduation date or GED transcript
4. Official College Transcripts

College Admission requirements: 

What is Needed for Admissions:
The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus essentially has an open-door admission policy. Admission is available to any student, not currently under suspension from any post-secondary institution, who meets at least one of the following criteria:
Graduate of high school accredited by a regional accrediting association.
Has valid GED, or
Is 18 years or older and not currently enrolled in high school. An admission to UNM-Valencia Campus does not necessarily mean acceptance into specific programs. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information at (505) 925-8580.

Early Childhood Program Status
Average # EC courses offered each semester: 
5
Average # EC courses offered online each semester: 
4
Average # EC courses offered in summer semester: 
3
Average # EC courses offered in Spanish each semester: 
0
Average # EC courses offered each semester (not summer) in the evening: 
0
Average # EC courses offered each semester (not summer) on Saturdays: 
0
Number of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarships per year (average): 
15
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.

Early Childhood Education Courses

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