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SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education, A.A.

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CIP: 13.1210
School of Business, Professional Studies and Education, 505-428-1256

This program transfers as the first two years of a Bachelor in Arts in Early Childhood Education degree at public four-year colleges and universities in New Mexico. The completion of this degree partially fulfills the New Mexico Public Education Department’s competencies for age 3 through Grade 3 licensure. Graduates may qualify as a teacher in an early childhood center. Students must work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisers to ensure the best transition to four-year schools.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the processes of and influences on development in young children.
  • Identify the adult’s role in supporting each child’s growth, development and learning.
  • Create and promote supportive environments that engage parents, guardians, families and the community to meet the needs of each child.
  • Select and use diverse assessment tools to monitor child development.
  • Select and use diverse assessment tools to monitor the quality of early childhood programs.
  • Design, implement and evaluate curricula and instruction that promote optimal development and learning for all children.
  • Make appropriate and ethical decisions to positively influence children’s development.
  • Analyze safe environments and appropriate nutrition that promote positive physical and mental health for young children.


General Education Requirements: (35 Credits)

Mathematics (3-8 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4-8 Credits)

The combined total of Mathematics and Laboratory Science areas should equal a minimum of 10 credits

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

Humanities (3-6 Credits)

Creative and Fine Arts (3-6 Credits)

The combined total of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, and Creative and Fine Arts areas should equal 12 credits

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Total 67 Credits Min.

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