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Early Childhood Education Director Concentration

About the Early Childhood Education Director Concentration 

This program offers excellent preparation for a career in any child-care profession through a program with a broad base of theoretical and practical knowledge. Courses in this program follow the development of the child from birth through the preschool years. The intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of the child is explored, as are the needs experienced by children as they progress through these ages.

This degree program is comprised of courses and practicum experiences that provide not only a solid academic background for the student, but also a thorough preparation for a career as a child care professional. Our program satisfies course requirements for teacher certification by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and competencies for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Students entering the Early Childhood Education Program are required, by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, to pass the CORI, SORI, and finger print screening before beginning their practicums.

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Early Childhood Education Director Concentration Program Requirements

First Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
ED103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
ED116 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children 3
ED120 Infant/Toddler Curricula  3
ED121 Preschool Curricula  3
EN101 English I 3
EN102 English II 3
MA106 Elementary Algebra1 3
PS103 Child Development 3
  Free Elective  3
  Total Credit 30

1 MA107, MA117, MA191, or MA192 may be substituted 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title  
CM105 Public Speaking 3
ED200 Infant/Toddler Practicum*  4
ED201 Preschool Practicum*  4
ED204 Strategies for Children's Behavior 3
ED205 Children with Special Needs 3
ED223 Administering Programs for Children 3
ED224 Supervision and Personnel Management in Programs for Children 3
PS101 Introduction to Psychology   3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Math/Science Elective  3/4
  Total Credit 32/33

*Students may take any combination or two practicums (ED200/201, ED200/220, or ED201/222.)