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Early Childhood Multicultural Education

Early Childhood Multicultural Education offers concentrations in Birth - 3rd Grade Teacher, Program Administration, and Infant Family Studies.

The following concentrations in the Early Childhood Program each contain two courses that require field experience.

Birth - 3rd Grade Teacher 

ECED 2120/2121: Curriculum Development through Play: Birth - Age 4*

  • This course requires students to complete 45 hours of field experience in an early childhood center working with children ages Birth – 4 years of age throughout the entire CNM term. 
  • There are limited options for after school hours so students should plan their schedule to allow for observational hours to be completed Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm. 
  • Students must complete an online application for placement in an approved setting by the CNM Education Department. 

ECED 2130/2131: Curriculum Development and Implementation: Age 3 - Grade 3*

  • This course requires students to complete 45 hours of field experience in an early childhood center or elementary school classroom working with students in Pre-K – 3rd grade throughout the entire term. 
  • There are limited options for after school hours so students should plan their schedule to allow for observational hours to be completed Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm. 
  • Students must complete an online application for placement in an approved setting by the CNM Education Department.

*These two field experiences must be completed in different settings with different age groups and be approved/verified by the Education Department. Students may be required to obtain two separate background checks for these two courses. Students completing field hours in an early childhood center will need to complete a background check with CYFD. For students completing a practicum in a public school setting are required to obtain an approved district clearance separate from CYFD clearance.

  • For both courses in the Birth-3rd grade concentration students will receive an email with information on applying for a field placement after registering for the course.
  • All students will be required to fill out an online placement application in order to complete field hours.
  • All students taking the above listed courses in the Birth - 3rd grade concentration will be required to take and pass a background check. Students are responsible for paying the background check fees. Information about obtaining a background check will be included in the email students receive shortly before the term begins.

Program Administration

ECED 2140/2141: Effective Program Development for Diverse Learners and their Families and Practicum

ECED 2280/2281: Professional Relationships and Practicum

  • Both of the courses in the Program Administration concentration require students to complete 45 hours of field experience through the term. Most of the students enrolled in these courses will be completing hours in their current place of employment. Students who need assistance for these courses should contact their faculty or the Field Experience Coordinator.

Infant Family Studies Certificate**

ECED 2240/2241: Infant Toddler Growth and Development and Practicum

ECED 2150/2151: Relationships and Reflective Practice in Infant Family Studies and Practicum

  • Both of the courses in the Infant Family Studies concentration require students to complete 45 hours of field experience through the term. Most of the students enrolled in these courses will be completing hours in their current place of employment. Students who need assistance for these courses should contact their faculty or the Field Experience Coordinator.

**Formerly Family Infant and Toddler Studies