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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Certificate

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Division of Business & Professional Studies

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.

Program Outcomes

Program learning outcomes avaliable by clicking here.

Admission Requirements

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: 18

Total Credits: 18

* Course to be taken first semester.

Program Notes

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.

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

PS 222 CHILD DEVELOPMENT  should be taken before ED 203 .

ED 203  is a pre- or co-requisite for ED 230  and ED 240 .

For more information about the costs of this program and employment opportunities after completion, please visit our gainful employment page here: Early Childhood Education Certificate


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