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To help you find the program, or course of study that is right for you to reach your educational goals, we designed this helpful tool to allow you to narrow down the list of programs to better meet your requirements.

Associates in Science in Early Childhood Education Licensure Option

The Early Childhood Education Licensure Transfer program enrolls individuals aspiring to become educators of preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 children.  Successful candidates apply for preschool teacher certification from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Child Care

Early Childhood Education - Bachelor of Science Degree

The Early Childhood Education Major focuses on comprehensive education and care of children birth to 8-years old and professional work with their families and communities. 

Post BaccalaureateTeacher Licensure Program (PBTL)

The Framingham State University Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensing (PBTL) program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are seeking Massachusetts Initial Teacher Licensure.

Graduate Program in Early Childhood Education - Master of Education

The Master of Education Early Childhood Education concentration is a DESE approved program in the area of Early Childhood Education for teachers of students with and without disabilities (PreK - 2) and those looking to move from their Initial License to a Professional License.

Coordinated Major in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education - Bachelor of Science

Undergraduates interested in teaching early childhood (grades PreK-2) or elementary grades (grades 1-6) in public schools select a coordinate major Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

Early Childhood Education - Certificate of Achievement

Urban College of Boston offers the following Certificates of Achievement:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early childhood Education - Bilingual
  • Early Childhood Education - Infant/Toddler
  • Early Childhood Education - Infant/Toddler - Bilingual

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Arts

Urban College of Boston offers an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  This program combines practical experience with the theoretical knowledge needed to obtain positions working with young children in a variety of institutional and agency settings.


Early Childhood Education and Care - PhD


The new PhD program in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) closely reflects and will directly enhance the University of Massachusetts Boston's mission, with its commitment to urban and global engagement and dedication to the public good.

Early Childhood Research, Policy and Practice - Post Master's Certificate


The Early Education Research, Policy and Practice is a post-master's certificate program that offeres an advanced graduate course of study focused on research, policy, leadership, and data-driven practice in early education and care. 

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).