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Early Childhood Education, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Department Chairperson:
Margaret Pierce (Sabbatical, Spring 2018)
Office: College Center 110C
Phone: 508-565-1901
Acting Department Chairperson Spring 2018:
Karen Anderson
Office: College Center 110B
Phone: 508-565-1073

Licensure Program: Early Childhood Education (PK-2)

The Department of Education Studies offers a major in Early Childhood Education, which leads to initial licensure from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Early Childhood: Teacher of Students with and without Disabilities, PK-2).


In order to register for EDU 430 - Practicum: Early Childhood Education  and EDU 440 - Practicum: Reflective Seminar , the Early Childhood major must:

  • hold a 3.00 GPA;
  • pass all appropriate sections of the Massachusetts Tests of Educational Licensure (MTEL); and
  • complete all Education coursework, or obtain consent of the Department Chair.

EDU 430  and EDU 440  may be completed either fall or spring semester of senior year, in consultation with student’s education advisor.

Complete One Course in the Liberal Arts/Sciences Strand

Complete a Second Major in Liberal Arts or Science

In addition to Education coursework, Early Childhood Education majors must complete a liberal arts/science major from the following list: American Studies, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Dual Languages, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, French, Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Studio Arts, Sociology, and Visual & Performing Arts (Generalist).

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