Associate of Early Childhood Education
New Mexico State University-Grants

Program Details

If you have a passion for pre-schoolers or want to make a difference in a child's life, consider an online Associate of Early Childhood Education from NMSU-Grants.  This degree takes an extra push to complete in two-years, but will give you a solid foundation of core education credits and an integrated certificate in early childhood which may be used towards licensure in some states.  If you are not planning on teaching in New Mexico, you should check with your indiviual state's licensure or board requirements for early childhood educators.  Coursework likely includes:

  • Introduction to Language, Literacy and Reading
  • Curriculum Development and Implementation
  • Child Growth, Development and Learning


  • Security/Criminal background check
  • High school diploma or GED
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Accuplacer placement test

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission

Geographic Restrictions

Students not located in New Mexico should check with their individual state's board of education for necessary licensing requirements prior to enrollment in this program.