Child Development - Certificate of Completion

The Child Development Certificate of Completion at NMSU Grants is aligned to support the New Mexico Child Development Certificate (CDC) offered by the New Mexico Office of Child Development.  This certificate provides entry-level requirements for educators who are already working in a classroom setting with infants and toddlers or preschool children.   The professional certification additionally requires a state awarded certificate issued by the New Mexico Office of Child Development upon completion of course requirements. For more information, contact the Office of Child Development at (505) 827-7946 or 1-800-832-1321. The Child Development Certificate exceeds the requirements of the New Mexico State CDA, and includes four of the courses required for a Certificate of Early Childhood Education and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Prefix Title Credits
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
ECED 1110Child Growth, Development, and Learning3
ECED 1120Guiding Young Children3
ECED 1115Health, Safety, and Nutrition2
ECED 1125Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs3
or ECED 1130 Family and Community Collaboration
EDUC 1996Special Topics in Education1
Total Credits16
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
ECED 1110 Child Growth, Development, and Learning 3
ECED 1115 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 2
ECED 1120 Guiding Young Children 3
ECED 1125
Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs
or Family and Community Collaboration
EDUC 1996 Special Topics in Education 1
 Total Credits16