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Early Childhood Multicultural Education

If you’re the type of person who inspires others and likes to make a positive impact, education is a great career choice. For more than a century, New Mexico Highlands University has been the school of choice for generations of students wishing to pursue a teaching career.

Our program provides a solid foundation in the latest education methods and hands-on classroom experience. We also offer a range of specialized majors in minors – early childhood multicultural education, elementary education, special education, secondary education, bilingual education, and ESL – to accommodate students’ passions.

Undergraduate catalog: Early Childhood Multicultural Education

Courses in Early Childhood Multicultural Education

The New Mexico Highlands undergraduate catalog outlines your options and the steps you need to take to complete degree requirements for your chosen major. To ensure the seamless completion of your degree, consult often with your academic adviser and utilize Highlands’ Degree Audit tool to keep track of your academic progress.

Our Mission

We immerse our students in authentic academic and professional settings, providing them with opportunities to bridge theory and practice and to engage in critical reflection that informs action.

Faculty and Staff

Elisabeth Valenzuela, Ph.D.


P: 505-454-6907

Lorraine Martinez, M.A.


Shirley A. Meckes, Ph.D.


P: 505-454-6928