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SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 
SFCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Development Certificate

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

This certificate provides students with the course work necessary to apply for a New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC), a state-awarded certificate for early childhood teachers. The New Mexico CDC has been created to meet the entry-level professional requirements for teachers who are already working in a classroom setting with preschool children. The New Mexico CDC exceeds the requirements of the national CDA Credential. It is particularly designed to assist Head Start and Early Head Start programs meet the interim staff qualification requirements. All certificate course credits apply toward an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Certificate eligible for Financial Aid.

NOTE: ECED 1110 should be taken first as it is the prerequisite for the other courses. ECED 1115, ECED 1130 ECED 1125 are prerequisites for ECED 1998. The prerequisite for ECED 1110 is ENGL 109 or demonstrated proficiency on the placement test administered through the Testing Center. Students can also submit qualifying ACT, SAT, AP or CLEP scores to satisfy the ENGL 109 prerequisite. Placement testing is the best way to determine accurate course placement.