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Early Childhood Education


The Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) in Early Childhood Education program prepares students to become skilled educators for children from birth to eight years old. Combining theory with hands-on experience, the program covers child psychology, teaching methods, curriculum design, and practical teaching practice. Graduates are equipped to create enriching learning environments, promote holistic development, and pursue careers in preschool teaching, childcare management, and more.

Students in this degree plan are eligible to apply for the following supplementary programs:

  • New Experienced Teachers (NExT+) Program

  • Educator Preparation Program (EPP)

The College of Education at University of the Southwest operates under the auspices of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) that uses the standards developed by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) to evaluate education programs.

For testing and licensure requirements for your specific program, refer to the New Mexico Department of Education Licensure Department.

Out-of-state students will need to contact the respective State’s Department of Education for testing and licensure requirements.

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