Early Childhood Development - Certificate of Completion

NMSU Alamogordo 2024-2025 Catalog

Note: Any education course more than seven years old taken at NMSU or at another institution will not be counted toward the student’s undergraduate program. A student may ask for a review of this time limit by the appropriate department. The department head and/or faculty may recommend accepting a course that is seven years old with approval from the Dean’s office in the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation. Any course not approved must be repeated by the student.

Students must have a 2.5 GPA to graduate from this program. However, a 2.75 GPA is required for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program at NMSU. A grade of C- or better is required in the following TEP prerequisites.

Students must earn a C- or above in ENGL 1110G Composition I and in all ECED courses in this certificate to qualify for the state awarded certificate issued by the New Mexico Office of Child Development.

Total Credits Required for Certificate: 16

Prefix Title Credits
ECED 1110Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 1115Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 1120Guiding Young Children3
ECED 1130Family and Community Collaboration3
EDUC 1996Special Topics in Education (Subtitle: Professional Communication)1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
Total Credits16

NMSU Alamogordo 2024-2025 Catalog

A Suggested Plan of Study - Early Childhood Development Certificate of Completion

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and all ECED courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3
ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration 3
EDUC 1996 Special Topics in Education (Subtitle: Professional Communication) 1
 Total Credits16