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Apply: Graduate Programs in Early Childhood Education

Choose the program option best for you

Choose the program option best for you

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education - Initial License

    The M.Ed. program leads to a master's degree. It is designed for those who wish to qualify for an initial license as an early childhood teacher in Massachusetts public schools.

    Eligible students can apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form.

  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education - Advanced Studies

    The M.Ed. program leads to a master's degree. It 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.

    Eligible students can apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form.

  • Early Childhood Education - Initial Licensure Only

    The Initial Licensure Only program does not lead to an academic degree. It is designed for individuals seeking an initial license and/or training in early childhood education, but not a degree.

    While this program is not eligible for financial aid, the M.Ed. programs are.

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Graduate Application Process

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Graduate programs in Early Childhood Education application process

Required Materials

Additional requirements for those seeking initial licensure

  • Passing scores on the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Communication and Literacy, both the reading and writing subtest
  • Copy of educator license(s) that you may hold, if any

Prerequisites for those seeking initial licensure

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with either a) a major in the arts and sciences or an interdisciplinary arts/science major; or at least 24 credits above the introductory level in arts and science courses, with at least 12 credits in one academic area.
  • The licensure only Early Childhood Education program requires a course in child growth and development (taken within the previous five years) or EDU 720

Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete

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