This program is designed to qualify students to meet the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care requirements for teachers in group child care centers.
Holders of this certificate are eligible to apply for EEC professional qualification as a preschool teacher. A one-semester supervised field work component in an approved center gives students valuable practical experience, thereby supplementing classroom theory and learning.
Upon successful completion, the Certificate in Early Childhood Education is awarded.
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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.
Students should consult an Education Advisor after program completion for assistance in applying for EEC Teacher Qualification and for information about Lead Teacher Qualification, which requires additional experience.