Post-Baccalaureate Early Childhood Education

The post-baccalaureate early childhood education concentration prepares students for the initial license as an early childhood teacher, Pre-K through Grade 2. It features a required, semester-long, supervised practicum of 300 clock hours (100 hours at the Pre-K level and 200 hours at the 1-2 level), with at least one segment in a public school setting that includes students with disabilities for part of the school day. A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, sciences, or an interdisciplinary major prior to admission is required.
The program combines six courses (18 s.h.) with a full-time practicum (6 s.h.) in a school setting for a total of 24 credits. 
The graduate level initial licensure program has been designed for students who meet the following entrance criteria:
1. An undergraduate degree in the liberal arts or in a field related to early childhood education (e.g., Psychology); 
2. An undergraduate G.P.A. of 2.50 or higher;
3. Prerequisite course: Child Growth and Development
4. Commitment to the field of education as demonstrated through past experience and/or the admissions essay;
5. Other measures of academic and/or professional achievement (MTEL score, transcript review, professional experience). 


Teaching Credentials: 
DESE Teacher License Prek-2
Course Delivery Format: 
Traditional Day Program, Hybrid (Face-to-Face + Online)
Alternative Credit Options: 
Credit for Prior Learning