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Fall 2012 EC classes

posted Jun 12, 2012, 3:26 PM by LaWanda Albright


(Compiled by T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEW MEXICO)


Courses in the new Family-Infant-Toddler (FIT) Concentration of the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education again will be offered on-line through Central New Mexico Community College starting in the Fall 2012 semester.  (See section on the FIT Concentration below.)  The concentration is designed for future or current home visitors, early interventionists and Early Head Start teachers.

An Early Childhood Higher Education Professional Development web site that has valuable information is located at http://education.nmsu.edu/projects/cyfd/     The links for course schedules at institutions are outdated, but much other information is good.

The institutions offering on-line classes also have face-to-face classes in early childhood, of course. I am including here primarily the on-line classes.   Also included are classes available at various sites by satellite and hybrid classes (marked as such) in which part of the classes are face to face and part on-line.

Many of these higher education institutions offer many general education classes – such as history, psychology, English, math and science classes – on line as well.  Check colleges’ individual web sites under distance education for those courses. 

A person needs to apply for admission to take a class on-line at a college he or she is not enrolled in.  It can be done as a non-degree student -- which is usually simpler (not involving transcripts) -- if the person plans to transfer credit back to a home college.  Getting admission to the college should be done as soon as possible through the web site of the institution.  On-line classes often fill up quickly.

It is important to talk with early education faculty at the student’s home institution for advice about the best way to complete a degree and to check on prerequisites that may be required for courses.  For instance, a student cannot take Bachelor Degree level courses in early childhood before Associate level ones are completed.  

A standard curriculum of early childhood classes is in place at virtually all public New Mexico higher education institutions, which makes transfer of classes from one college to another relatively easy.   Depending on availability of grant money, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarships are available for people seeking degrees in Early Childhood Education and for any of the classes listed here.   You may email dan@nmaeyc.org for more information or call 1-505-243-5437.

Here are the early childhood education classes offered on-line in the Fall Semester.  Associate Degree classes are listed first, followed by Family-Infant-Toddler Concentration classes, Administrative Certificate classes, Alternative Licensure classes, Bachelor's Degree classes, Master's Degree classes and doctoral classes. 


ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Central New Mexico Community College:

ECME 1104, Child Growth and Development, 3 credit hours. 

ECME 1108, Health, Safety and Nutrition, 2 credit hours. 

ECME 2204, Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs, 3 credit hours.

ECME 2206, Family and Community Collaboration, 3 credit hours.

CDV 1020: 45-Hour Entry Level Course.  (If interested in face-to-face 45-Hour courses, please contact Alicia West at the Workforce Training Center, 224-5204.)

Early childhood contact:  Catron Allred, callred2@cnm.edu

CNM is offering early childhood education classes in Spanish.  The classes are face to face and NOT on line.  A new cohort is starting classes in Fall 2012.  (For more information, contact --in English or Spanish—Elma Garcia at egarcia312@cnm.edu  Her phone number is 224-3605.)

Doña Ana Community College: 

CEP 110G, Human Growth and Behavior, 3 credit hours.

ECED 115, Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours. 

ECED 125, Health, Safety and Nutrition, 2 credit hours.

ECED 135, Family and Community Collaboration, 3 credit hours.

ECED 235, Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development, 3 credit hours.

ECED 245, Professionalism, 2 credit hours.

ECED 255, Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs, 3 credit hours.

ECED 265, Guiding Young Children, 3 credit hours.

Early childhood contacts:  Tamara Gantzler-Woods, email: tamarag@nmsu.edu 

(Doña Ana offers dual language – Spanish and English -- early childhood education classes face to face each semester usually on Saturdays at the Gadsden Campus.  If you are interested, contact Maria Artiaga at martiaga@lcps.k12.nm.us. The college also offers face to face classes in English at the Gadsden and other campuses.)

Eastern New Mexico University – Portales: 

FCS 107, Health, Safety and Nutrition, 3 credit hours.


FCS 239, Curriculum Development and Implementation I, 3 credit hours.


Early childhood contact:  Dr. Francine Stuckey, email: Francine.Stuckey@enmu.edu

Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell: 

CD 101, Professionalism, 2 credit hours.


CD 201, Infant and Toddler Development, 3 credit hours.


Early childhood contact:  Dr. Suzanne Berry, email: Suzanne.Berry@rm01.enmuros.cc.nm.us

 

Luna Community College:

Early childhood contact:  Debbie Trujillo: dtrujillo@luna.edu 

Mesalands Community College:

Early childhood contact:  Janet Griffiths, janetg@mesalands.edu

Navajo Technical College:

Early childhood contact:  Della Begay, dbegay@navajotech.edu

New Mexico Junior College (May 29-July 19):

ED113B,  Curriculum Development through Play (Birth – Age 4/Pre-K) (HYBRID—face to face attendance Monday nights 6:00-7:15 required, along with online component), 3 credit hours.


ED112A - Practicum for Curriculum Development through Play (Birth through Age 4/PreK), Co-requisite ED113B, 2 credit hours.


ED213C - Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs (HYBRID – face to face attendance Monday nights 7:30 - 8:30 required, along with online component), 3 credit hours.


ED213G - Child Growth, Development, & Learning, 3 credit hours.


ED123 - Family and Community Collaboration, 3 credit hours.


Early childhood contact:  Lynda Newman, LNewman@nmjc.edu or Ruth Wong, rwong@nmjc.edu

New Mexico State University - Grants: 

ECED 115, Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.

ECED 125, Health, Safety and Nutrition, 2 credit hours.

ECED 135, Family and Community Collaboration, 3 credit hours.

ECED 215, Curriculum Develoment and Implementation I, 3 credit hours.

ECED 220, Practicum I, 2 credit hours.

ECED 225, Curriculum Development and Implementation II, 3 credit hours.

ECED 230, Practicum II, 2 credit hours.

ECED 235, Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development, 3 credit hours.

ECED 245, Professionalism, 2 credit hours.

ECED 255, Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs, 3 credit hours.

ECED 265, Guiding Young Children, 3 credit hours.

Early childhood contact:  Kathleen O’Connor, email: katioco@nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University – Main Campus:

Early childhood contact: Dr. Betsy Cahill, email: bcahill@nmsu.edu

Northern New Mexico College:

Early childhood contacts:   Pablo Gonzales, email: Pablo@nnmc.edu  

And Rose Cavalcante, email: rcavalcante@nnmc.edu

San Juan College:

ECED 145, Health, Safety and Nutrition, 2 credit hours.

ECED 225, Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.

ECED 235, Family and Community Collaboration, 3 credit hours.

Go to the SJC College homepage.  You can go to the “more information” pages about online classes for more specific information.  Students must first be admitted to San Juan College as a NON-degree seeking student.  Cost is $41 per credit hour. Books are available from the SJC college bookstore, 566-3267. 

Early childhood contact:  Judy Hudson, email: hudsonj@sanjuancollege.edu 

Judy notes that San Juan offers on-line classes in psychology, sociology, biology, several history classes and communications classes – all of which are also required for Early Childhood Education degrees.

Santa Fe Community College: 

ECED 111, Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.  (Prerequisite: ENG 109 or appropriate placement score.)

Early childhood contact:  Jeff Holbrook, email: jeffrey.holbrook@sfcc.edu

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

SIPI offers distance early childhood education classes through video conferencing at a number of sites around New Mexico, including Alamo, San Felipe Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.  (Classes to be announced.)

Early childhood contact:  Ruth Allery, email: rallery@sipi.bia.edu

Distance education contact:  Dorothy Wester, dwester@sipi.bia.edu

University of New Mexico - Gallup:

Early childhood contact: Irene Den Bleyker, idenbleyker@gallup.unm.edu

University of New Mexico - Taos:

Early childhood contact: Gary Atias, atias@unm.edu

Western New Mexico University:

ECED 125, Family and Community Collaboration, 3 credit hours.

ECED 231, Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.

Early childhood contact:  Melissa Busby, email: busbym@wnmu.edu




FAMILY-INFANT-TODDLER CONCENTRATION

Central New Mexico Community College: 

ECME 2230, Infant Toddler Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.

ECME 2690, Infant Toddler Growth, Development and Learning Practicum, 2 credit hours.

Early childhood contact:  Catron Allred, callred2@cnm.edu

These are the initial two courses in the five-course sequence of FIT courses.  This concentration for the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for students who are in or would like to work in the early intervention, Early Head Start or home visiting fields. The other courses in the concentration are:  ECME 2234, Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers; and ECME 2232, Family Infant Toddler Professionals, 3 credit hours, and professionals practicum.  Students completing their Associate Degree with this concentration are eligible to be certified as a Developmental Specialist I Advanced by the New Mexico Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Support Division.



ADMINISTRATIVE CREDENTIAL

Doña Ana Community College: 

ECED 270, Program Management, 3 credit hours.

The instructor of the administrative credential classes is Christi Rubin.  Her email is christirubin@gmail.com

(This is the first of a sequence of three classes -- and two practicums -- that lead to a New Mexico Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate from the Office of Child Development.  Doña Ana teaches all the required courses each year – offering different classes in the fall, spring and summer semesters.)


Central New Mexico Community College

CNM does not offer the Administrative Credential classes on line, but offers them at times as   face-to-face classes.  CNM plans to start the sequence of classes again in Spring 2013.   



ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE

Santa Fe Community College

Santa Fe Community College offers classes on line for Alternative Licensure in Early Childhood Education.   A new cohort is expected to start in the Fall 2012 Semester if there are enough students (15).  The program is fully on-line, and usually takes four semesters or completion of 21 credit hours. 

Alternative Licensure is for people who already have a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education, special education, child development or family and consumer sciences AND who want a NM Teaching License in early childhood education.  

For more information, go to http://www.sfcc.edu/programs/teacher_education/teacher_certification

or contact Jeffrey Holbrook, jeffrey.holbrook@sfcc.edu 


Central New Mexico Community College 

CNM does NOT offer on-line Alternative Licensure classes, but does offer the classes face to face in Albuquerque.  There has not been a new cohort recently because the applicant pool was restricted by the state to students who have Bachelor Degrees in elementary education, special education, child development or family and consumer science.  (It used to be a wider range of degrees.)   Check with CNM about when there might be a new cohort.  See the Alternative Licensure website for a Student Guide and contact information.  Web site:  www.cnm.edu/teachered  


Online Portfolio for Alternative Licensure

Here is the link to the page on the NM Public Education Department web site that outlines what a person needs to complete an online portfolio for alternative licensure in Early Childhood Education.   This is for someone who is already well educated and experienced, and who can demonstrate the required knowledge to get a teaching license.   From what I have heard, it is not a simple, easy process; it requires a great deal of work:    http://teachnm.org/online-portfolio-for-alternative-licensure.html




NM CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The NM Office of Child Development offers this certificate, recognized as the equivalent of the national CDA (Child Development Associate) credential, to people who have completed the four basic classes in Early Childhood Education and who apply for the packet of information on other requirements, such as a family survey and professional resource file, similar to the CDA.   The cost of the NM certificate is $50 at time of application.  To get the application packet, please call 505-277-1118.  

The four basic classes in Early Childhood Education are Child Growth, Development and Learning; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Family and Community Collaboration; and Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs.




BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Eastern New Mexico University

Early childhood education classes contact for Bachelor's Degree:  Dr. Francine Stuckey at Francine.Stuckey@enmu.edu

New Mexico Highlands University 

Highlands is beginning to offer Bachelor level classes on-line this year, rather than via ITV as in the past.  The classes are for particular times. Students will take these classes from home. They will need to purchase a headset/microphone from Walmart or Target -- under $20.   


ECME 306, Curriculum Development and Implementation II, 3 credit hours.  (4 to 6:50 p.m. Mondays via internet)

ECME 335, Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum II, 2 credit hours. (7 to 7:50 p.m. Mondays via internet)

ECME 420, Research in Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.  (6 to 9:50 p.m. Thursdays via internet)

ECME 424, Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum, 3 credit hours.  (4 to 6:50 p.m. Fridays via internet)

ECME 425, Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum Practicum, 2 credit hours.  (7 to 7:50 p.m. Fridays via internet)

ECME 426, Methods and Materials for the Early Primary Grades, 3 credit hours.  (9 to 11:50 a.m. Saturdays via I-TV at Raton, Española, Santa Fe, Farmington, Highlands main campus and Rio Rancho).

ECME 427, Methods and Materials for the Early Primary Grades Practicum, 2 credit hours. (noon to 12:50 p.m. Saturdays via I-TV at Raton, Española, Santa Fe, Farmington, Highlands main campus and Rio Rancho)

Early childhood contact:  Dr. Carolyn Newman, email: newman_c@nmhu.edu  Her phone number is (505) 454-3383

New Mexico State University: 

Early childhood contact: Dr. Betsy Cahill, email: bcahill@nmsu.edu

University of New Mexico:

NOTE about UNM:  Students must be accepted into the ECME program two years prior to completing student teaching. Students must apply to student teaching prior to the start of the semester preceding the student teaching semester.


Admission to the Early Childhood Multicultural Education program requires a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 and a minimum of 26 credit hours. All upper division ECME courses

(300 & 400 level) must be passed with a B or better. Students applying to the ECME program must pass a Federal Background Check and purchase liability insurance, these documents must be filed in the COE Field Services Portal when applicants register at the portal as part of the application process.  Please contact Ms. Sarah Valles at "fsp@unm.edu" for assistance in registering on the COE FSP Portal.   In addition, students are required to obtain a passing score on The New Mexico Teacher Assessment Test–Basic Skills prior to admission. Upon completion of the program and satisfactory performance on state-approved competencies,

student teaching and other exit requirements, students may apply to the State Department of Education for a Level 1 license. 


ECME 325, Social, Political, Cultural Context of Early Childhood Education, 3 credit hours.

ECME 401, Research in Child Growth, Development and Learning, 3 credit hours.

The following classes are offered via Instructional TV at the UNM-Taos, UNM-Gallup, NMSU-Grants, UNM-Valencia and UNM main campuses (to find the classes at the UNM web site first click on class schedule at the bottom of the main web page and then click on Fall 2012.  At that point, click on the "full schedule" at UNM’s main campus and then in the left-hand column go down to one of the branch campuses and click on ECME there):

ECME 311, Family and Community Collaboration, 2 credit hours, Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

ECME 317, Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum, 3 credit hours.  Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

ECME 317L, Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum Practicum, 2 credit hours.  Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

ECME 402, Teaching Reading and Writing, 3 credit hours.  Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

ECME 402L, Teaching Reading and Writing Practicum, 1 credit hour. Alternate Mondays at 7 p.m.

ECME 417, Methods and Materials for the Early Primary Grades, 3 credit hours.  Mondays at 4 p.m.

ECME 417L, Methods and Materials for the Early Primary Grades, 2 credit hours.   Alternate Mondays at 7 p.m.

ECME 440L, Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education, 12 credit hours.  Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Early childhood contacts:  Dr. David Atencio, email: atencio1@unm.edu 

Dr. Cathy Gutierrez-Gomez, email: cggomez@unm.edu 

Western New Mexico University:

Early childhood contact for Bachelor's classes:  Martha Alvarez-Martini, alvarezmartinim@wnmu.edu


MASTER'S DEGREES

Eastern New Mexico University:

ENMU has an online Master's Degree in Special Education with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education.  The degree is focused on people working with children from birth through age 5, such as early interventionists, early childhood teachers, home visitors.  A person can start the program in the Fall 2012 semester.

Please contact Dr. Robin A. Wells for more information.  Early childhood special education contact for Master's Degree:  Dr. Robin A. Wells, Robin.Wells@enmu.edu


New Mexico Highlands University 

New Mexico Highlands University has begun a cohort of students for a Master’s of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Early Childhood Multicultural Emphasis.   The classes are being  taught via ITV or on-line.   Highlands has ITV arrangements at many sites throughout the state.   Students MUST have completed a teaching licensure program in order to enroll. 


Early childhood contact:  Dr. Carolyn Newman, email: newman_c@nmhu.edu

New Mexico State University:  

Anyone interested in the on-line Master's Degree in early childhood education is asked to email Dr. Louie Reyes at louireye@nmsu.edu   NMSU also has worked out a way for Master’s students who have licensure already in elementary education to get early childhood education licensure as part of the Master’s by completing an additional 12 credit-hours of classes.  (Teachers interested in getting licensure in connection with the Master’s need to contact Dr. Betsy Cahill at bcahill@nmsu.edu)

University of the Southwest:

Early childhood contact: Dr. Corinne DiBlasi, cdiblasi@usw.edu

ECE 5163, Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum, (Aug. 20-Oct. 10), 3 credit hours.

ECE 5263 Practicum I, birth-4 years old, (Aug 20-Oct. 10), 3 credit hours.

ECE 5273, Practicum II, 5-8 years old, (Aug. 20-Oct. 10), 3 credit hours.

ECE 5113, Child Growth and Development, (Oct. 15-Dec. 10), 3 credit hours.

ECE 5233, Whole Child: Social Studies, Social Development and the Arts (Oct. 15-Dec. 10), 3 credit hours. 

ECE 5263 Practicum I, birth-4 years old, (Oct. 15-Dec. 10), 3 credit hours.

ECE 5273, Practicum II, 5-8 years old, (Oct. 15-Dec. 10, 3 credit hours.


DOCTORAL DEGREE:

New Mexico State University:  

Anyone interested in a general on-line doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, which can be tailored to some extent to provide an emphasis in early childhood education, is asked to email Dr. Candace Kaye at kaye@nmsu.edu.     

For information about T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships or more information about on-line classes, please call Dan Ritchey, Project Director, at (505) 243-5437.  Or email him at dan@nmaeyc.org

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