The Office of Instruction


1157 County Road 110
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

Phone: (575) 737-6225

Early Childhood and Multi-Cultural Education (ECME)

ECMEAssociate of Arts in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
This program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a four-year college or University to complete a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, child development or a related field. As part of this program, students will complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential preparation courses. This program addresses the seven general early childhood education competency areas required as partial fulfillment of the New Mexico Department of Education licensure in Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade). UNM-Taos reserves the right to make necessary changes as needed.

Certificate in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
UNM-Taos Certificate in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed as a basic professional preparation program for students who wish to work with children from birth through age eight in various inclusive settings such as K-3, Head Start, child care, and home care providers, teachers, assistants, and administrators. This one-year competency based program will provide education in the theories and practices of child development and early childhood education. As part of the certificate, students will complete the academic requirements for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. All courses completed in this program are fully transferable into the Associate of Arts degree program. UNM-Taos reserves the right to make necessary changes as needed.