Jan 24, 2022  
2021-2022 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2021-2022 School of Graduate Studies Catalog

Early Childhood Education, Advanced Studies, Master of Education


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Purpose:

This program is designed for either 1) individuals who already hold an initial license in Early Childhood Education who, with requisite experience as a teacher of record, wish to qualify and apply for a professional license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or 2) individuals with prior experience in the field (as either a teacher or administrator in a public school, a private school, a Head Start or child care or out-of-school-time program setting) who are seeking further professional development in the field.

Program Requirements


Core Courses (18 credits)


Complete a Strand (12 credits minimum)


Courses cannot be used to complete multiple requirements within the program.
Any Education Certificate Licensure-Only Program, or four (4) course cluster may be substituted for a Strand with approval from the coordinator.
Candidates who choose to replace the strand with certificate or licensure-only program may exceed 30 credits in completing their degree.

Advanced Early Childhood Practice Strand (select 4)


Education Certificates


Any education certificate (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder) or licensure-only program (e.g., Elementary Education, Reading, Special Education, or TESOL), or coordinator approved 4-course cluster may be substituted for a strand with approval of the coordinator. Candidates who choose to replace the strand with a certificate or licensure only program must apply to that program independent of their early childhood program. Candidates who choose to replace the strand with a certificate or licensure program may exceed 33 credits in completing their degree.

 

Total Credits: 30


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