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Fast-Track Programs

Earn your Associate Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary-Special Education and join a supported cohort of other teacher education students.

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Email Erin Radcliffe at teachered@cnm.edu.

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Fall 2021

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Fast Track Teacher Education 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 exposure to direct experience as an Educational Assistant at APS, this Fast-Track Program (see a sample of the fast-track teacher education curriculum here) is the comprehensive, accelerated way for you to reach your career goals. 

Fast-Track Benefits 

  • Become fully certified in three and a half years
  • Take all classes—even General Educationwith a cohort of students in your Fast-Track program
  • Work daily in the classroom as an Educational Assistant at APS (while getting paid) and take classes at night and online
  • All courses transfer to any four-year institution in the state
  • Have the option to complete your bachelor’s degree online
  • Have dedicated scheduling and advisement
  • Financial aid and scholarships available

Timeline 

  • Priority application deadline: May 1, 2021
  • Secondary application deadline: July 15, 2021
  • Program begins: Fall 2021

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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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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Session 2

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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Session 3

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

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Early Childhood Fast Track Program

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!

Fast-Track 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
  • All courses transfer to any four-year institution in the state
  • Have the option to complete your bachelor’s degree online
  • 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.)

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, February 23 at 4:00 PM

Register to Attend

Session 2

Wednesday, March 10 at 4:00 PM

Register to Attend

Session 3

Tuesday, April 13 at 4:00 PM

Register to Attend