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Early Childhood and Education Fast-Track Programs

Earn your Associate Degree in Early Childhood or Teacher Education (Elementary-Special Education) and join a supported full-time community of other education students.

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Email Erin Radcliffe at teachered@cnm.edu.

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Fall 2022

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Choose from the items below to learn more about our Fast-Track Programs.

Teacher Education Fast Track Degree

This Fast-Track program is the comprehensive, accelerated way for you to reach your career goals of becoming a licensed educator with plenty of support from CNM, dedicated scheduling and advisement, and the opportunity to work as an Educational Assistant during the day.

Teacher Education Fast-Track Benefits 

  • Be a full-time student and work toward your degree and career goals by taking classes in a 7-week accelerated format
  • Take all classes in your degree (even General Education requirements) with the same community of students from start to finish
  • Gain classroom and work experience as EAs (Educational Assistants) while pursuing your degree full-time (Being an EA is not required in order to be a part of the Fast-Track)
  • Have access to dedicated and flexible scheduling, monthly advisement, and professional development opportunities
  • Have the option to complete your bachelor's degree online
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available (Please consider applying for the Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship and other CNM Scholarships through the myScholarship application)
  • All courses transfer to any four-year institution in the state

Timeline 

  • Priority application deadline: May 1, 2022
  • Secondary application deadline: July 15, 2022
  • Program begins: Fall 2022

Attend an Upcoming Information Session

Virtual Information Sessions offered via Zoom

  1. Please register to attend a session using the links below
  2. Save the email you receive from Zoom with your: registration ID, password, and link to the information session. 

Session 1

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Register to Attend


Early Childhood Fast Track Degree

Are you passionate about teaching young children and making a difference in our community? Would you like to move forward in the field of early childhood and earn your degree? Join us for CNM’s Fall 2022 accelerated Early Childhood degree program!

Benefits

  • Earn your associate in five semesters: begin in Fall 2022 and finish by May 2024!
  • Take all your degree requirements with the same students every semester
  • Be a full-time student and work toward your degree and career goals by taking classes in a 7-week accelerated format
  • Have dedicated advisement and scheduling that allows you to work in the early childhood field and take classes at the same time
  • Earn your child development certificate at the same time you’re working toward your associate degree
  • Financial aid and scholarships available (Please consider applying for the Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship, Early Childhood Education and Care [CYFD] Scholarship, and other CNM Scholarships through the myScholarship application.)
  • All courses transfer to any four-year institution in the state
  • Have the option to complete your bachelor’s degree online

Timeline

  • Program begins Fall 2022

Attend an Upcoming Information Session

  1. Please register to attend a session using the links below.
  2. Save the email you receive from Zoom with a link to the information session.

Session 1

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Register to Attend