Western New Mexico University

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Shannon Rivera
Position: 
Education Director
Phone: 
(575) 538-6416

Mailing Address

1000 W. College Ave.
Silver City
New Mexico
88062
Financial Aid Department
Phone: 
575-538-6173
Program Details
Type of Institution: 
State University
Cost Per Credit Hour (other fees may apply): 
$246.08
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
1000 W. College Ave.
Silver City
New Mexico
88062
Gardner Learning Center, Truth or Consequences
601 Sunset St.
Truth or Consequences
New Mexico
87901
Deming-Mimbres Valley Learning Center
2300 E. Pine
Deming
New Mexico
88031
Hidalgo Learning Center
520 West Second St.
Lordsburg
New Mexico
88045
Gallup Campus
2055 State Road 602
Gallup
New Mexico
87301
Degrees or Certificates Offered
Title: 
Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Support
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
29
Total Credit Hours: 
64
Title: 
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (licensure)
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
70
Total Credit Hours: 
151
Title: 
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (non-licensure)
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
70
Total Credit Hours: 
133
Title: 
Child Development Certificate*
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
12
Total Credit Hours: 
12
Title: 
Early Childhood Education and Family Studies Vocational Certificate
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
32
Total Credit Hours: 
32
Title: 
Infant Family Studies Certificate*
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
13
Total Credit Hours: 
13
Title: 
AA in Early Childhood Education (Infant Family Studies)
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
29
Total Credit Hours: 
64
Accreditation: 
Higher Learning Commission accredits the college; the Education Department is accredited by National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Requirements for Admission
Early Childhood Certificate class requirements: 

Admission to the college

Early Childhood Degree program requirements: 

Admission to college; passing grade on Basic Skills or NES Essential Academic Skills test within first year in the program; passing grade on Teacher Competency test and appropriate Content Knowledge test before student teaching.

College Admission requirements: 

Apply; provide official high school transcripts; provide ACT or SAT scores or take COMPASS test.

Early Childhood Program Status
Average # EC courses offered in Spanish each semester: 
0
Number of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarships per year (average): 
25
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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