Lic. Early Childhood Ed Apply

Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • $50 non-refundable application fee  
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores, if applicable. Please review our TOEFL/IELTS policy
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:
    • What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    • What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    • Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?
  • Please note the GRE/MAT is not required for this program. 

Additional Materials

  • A photocopy of teacher's license(s) that you may hold and scores on the Massachusetts Tests of Educator Licensure (MTEL).

Application Deadlines

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.

Program Prerequisites

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with either a) a major in the arts and sciences or an interdisciplinary arts/science major; or b) at least 24 credits in one academic area.
  • A course in child growth and development (taken within the previous five years) or EDU 720