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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 2021

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

Teacher Education Fast Track Degree

Become fully certified in 3.5 years via our Fast-Track Teacher Education Degree. With plenty of support from CNM, dedicated scheduling and advisement, and the opportunity to work as an Educational Assistant during the day, this Fast-Track Program is the comprehensive, accelerated way for you to reach your career goals of becoming a licensed educator. 

Teacher Education Fast-Track Benefits 

  • You can become fully certified teachers in three and a half years
  • You take all classes in your degree (even General Education requirements) with the same community of students from start to finish
  • You can 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)
  • You have access to dedicated and flexible scheduling, monthly advisement, and professional development opportunities
  • 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
  • You have the option to complete your bachelor’s degree online

Timeline 

  • Priority application deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Secondary application deadline: July 15, 2021--Still accepting applications for Fall 2021!
  • Program begins: Fall 2021

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

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2 p.m.

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Session 2

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4 p.m.

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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 2021 accelerated Early Childhood degree program!

Benefits

  • Earn your associate in five semesters: begin in Fall 2021 and finish by May 2023!
  • 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, New Mexico Pre-K 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 2021

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Session 2

Wednesday, May 11, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Register to Attend

Session 3

Tuesday, May 20, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Register to Attend