Early Childhood - MEd

UMass Boston offers two MEd programs in early childhood education: 1) Master's of Education in Early Childhood--Teacher of Children With and Without Disabilities Pre-K-2- Initial Licensure and 2) Master's of Education in Early Childhood--Community Professional (Non Licensure).

Initial Licensure Tract 

The Early Childhood (ECHD) graduate teacher education program leading to initial licensure PreK - 2 is a 37 credit program that consists of 13 required courses.  The 13 course sequence includes a 1- credit pre-practicum and a 3 - credit full-time practicum.  The program is designed to be completed full-time in 4 semesters.  The program is divided into four segments or cores at the end of which students must demonstrate competencies that allow them to pass on to the next level.

Community Prefessional (Non-Licensure) Tract

The Early Childhood (ECHD) graduate teacher non - licensure education program is a 36 credit program that consists of 12 required courses.  The program is geared to early education and care practitioners with experience in 0-5 settings.

Master in Education (MEd)
Teaching Credentials: 
DESE Teacher License Prek-2, EEC Director I Certification, EEC Director II Certification, EEC Lead Teacher Certification, EEC Teacher Certification
Course Delivery Format: 
Face-to-Face, Evening and Weekends, Online, Hybrid (Face-to-Face + Online)
Alternative Credit Options: 
Transfer Credits Accepted