Oct 23, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog

Liberal Arts: Early Childhood Education (AA)

Division of Business & Professional Studies

The Department of Higher Education has established an early childhood education transfer compact for students transferring from Massachusetts community colleges to public colleges and universities that offer early childhood (pre K-grade 2) public school teacher licensure at the baccalaureate level. Students must complete the courses required for this transfer compact with a 2.75 cumulative GPA. The program prepares students for the early childhood education licensure program at Massachusetts state colleges or university campuses. Up to 60 credits earned by students who fulfill the core requirements may be accepted as transfer credits by the receiving institution.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Early Childhood Education is awarded.

Program Outcomes

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Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the education department of a Massachusetts state college or university, students must achieve a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL). This requirement may be completed after receiving the Associate in Arts Degree. Students need a minimum of 2.75 GPA to be accepted into an education program at a four-year college or university.

CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sexual Offender Registry Information) background checks are required prior to practicum placement and will be conducted in accordance with state regulations. CORI and SORI results are confidential.

credits: 16

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 15

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15

Total Credits: 62

Program Notes

A grade of C or higher is required in all Education (ED) courses and PS 222 CHILD DEVELOPMENT .

This program qualifies for the Education Compact in the MassTransfer program with select public institutions in Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, English (EN 103 or higher), Film, Foreign Language, Humanities, Literature, Music, Oral Communication, Philosophy, Photography, Sign Language, Theater Arts

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology