Early Childhood PreK-2 for Initial Licensure - Master's Degree

The 37-credit Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) Master's Program is designed to prepare professionals who wish to pursue careers in public schools, child care programs, Head Start programs, and community - or - corporate-based early care and education settings.

Through this program students develop skills in curriculum design, observation and assessment, communication, collaboration, responding to diverse learning styles, and classroom management.

Emphasis is placed on a commitment to equity in a multi-racial and multicultural society, working in partnership with families, fully integrating children with special needs into the learning environment, and collaboration with community agencies.  This program leads to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Early Childhood licensure for: Teachers of Students With and Without Disabilities (PreK-2) Initial Licensure.  This license enables educators to work in diverse settings, including inclusive PreK-2 public school settings and early childhood programs serving children ages 3-8 in public and private settings.  To be eligible for state licensure through this program, students must meet all program requirements, including passing the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

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