Early Childhood Education - Pre K - Grade 2 Option

This program leads to an Associate in Arts degree.  It prepares students for transfer in order to continue their education and become a licensed public school teacher in grades preschool - two, particularly for transfer to the Massachusetts state universities.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Describe young children’s characteristics and needs and the multiple influences on development and learning.
  • Apply knowledge of development to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family and community characteristics and describe methods for involving families and communities in their children’s development and learning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and practice meaningful observation, documentation including IEPs and assessment of young children that support individual learning and growth.
  • Integrate knowledge of content area and other disciplines and apply to the design implementation, and evaluation of curriculum that promotes positive outcomes for children.
  • Employ positive guidance strategies that are developmentally appropriate.
  • Engage in continuous, collaborate learning to inform practice.
  • Value ethical standards and professional guidelines.
  • Demonstrate informed advocacy for children and the profession.
  • Identify and utilize professional resources.
  • Demonstrate ability to write and speak effectively.
  • Pass the CLST portion of the MTEL test after the completion of six English credits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures.


Teaching Credentials: 
EEC Director I Certification, EEC Director II Certification, EEC Lead Teacher Certification, EEC Teacher Certification, MTEL Preparation Course
Course Delivery Format: 
Face-to-Face, Traditional Day Program, Evening and Weekends, Online, Hybrid (Face-to-Face + Online)
Alternative Credit Options: 
Credit considered for CDA, Credit for Prior Learning, Transfer Credits Accepted