University of New Mexico-Valencia

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Danizete Martinez
Position: 
Department Chair
Phone: 
(505) 925-8728

Mailing Address

280 La Entrada Road
Los Lunas
New Mexico
87031
Financial Aid Department
Phone: 
(505) 925-8590
Program Details
Type of Institution: 
University Branch Campus
Cost Per Credit Hour in 2017-2018? (other fees may apply): 
$72.25
Immigration Status Verified for Admission?: 
No
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 of Arts in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
29
Total Credit Hours: 
61
Title: 
Academic Certificate in Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Early Childhood Credit Hours: 
29
Total Credit Hours: 
38
Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation?: 
No, the Early Childhood Associate Degree program is not accredited by NAEYC. UNM-Valencia is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of Chicago, IL.
Requirements for Admission
Early Childhood Certificate class requirements: 

Same as college admission requirements

Early Childhood Degree program requirements: 

Same as college admission requirements. ACT minimum score in English and Math: 19 (or comparable Accuplacer scores).

College Admission requirements: 

High School diploma or GED. Complete application, provide official transcripts and ACT/SAT scores, apply for financial aid, take academic placement tests (Accuplacer), meet with an advisor before registering for classes.

Early Childhood Program Status
Average # EC courses offered each term: 
5
Average # EC courses offered online each term: 
2
Average # EC courses offered in summer term: 
0
Average # EC courses offered in Spanish each term: 
0
Average # EC courses offered each term (not summer) in the evening: 
3
Average # EC courses offered each term (not summer) on Saturdays: 
0
Number of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarships in FY 2017-2018?: 
2
Average # of Early Childhood Students per Advisor?: 
School did not update information for FY 2018
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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