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.

Licensure requirements for Early Childhood Centers by state

Fisher Colleges Early Education and Care Program is designed to meet certification for early childhood education (birth -5) in all 50 states, but is not a public school licensure program. Fisher College has not made a determination whether this program meets Pre K - 12th grade licensure. Students seeking professional licensure should contact the appropriate Department of Education licensing board in that state to verify licensure requirements.

Program Requirements

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Program Snapshot

Credits: 62
Learning Format: Online
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*: 10 terms; 20 months

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential may be eligible to be awarded up to 7 credits through Prior Learning Assessment.

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.