Jul 13, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
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Early Childhood Education (Non-Licensure), MEd

Department: Elementary and Early Childhood Education

This degree program is offered to early childhood school teachers who already hold a standard level or professional license. In such cases, it is offered for professional development purposes and may be individualized.


Learning Outcomes: CAEP Standards, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Standards and NAEYC Standards

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed in the junior or senior years
  • Passing scores for MTELs® required for the applicant’s initial teaching licensure in Massachusetts; or scores of 141 on the quantitative part and 150 on the verbal part of the new GRE General Test (a composite score of 900 on the old GRE General Test)
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • An initial teaching license
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Students should consult the Admission-Graduate  section of the catalog for information regarding graduate program application policies and procedures.

Program of Study

Electives (15 credits)

Complete five graduate courses (400-level U/G or 500-level), approved by the program advisor.

Exit requirement

Successful completion of a comprehensive examination is required. Please see Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for additional information.

Total minimum credits: 30