UMASS Boston

The College of Education and Human Development offers programs to meet the diverse needs of the diverse early childhood field, including undergraduate, graduate, Post Master’s Certificate and doctorate.

Areas of study include:

  • Infant/Toddler
  • Early Intervention
  • Preschool
  • Out-of School time
  • Administration
  • Teacher Licensure

List Resources available:

Financial aid, approved for Early Childhood Scholarship (undergrads), graduate assistantships

List Student Supports provided:

Early Childhood Advisors, Academic support, tutoring programs, Ross Center for Disabilities, workshops for technology use, library assistance

Programs Available

Early Childhood Education and Care - PhD


The new PhD program in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) closely reflects and will directly enhance the University of Massachusetts Boston's mission, with its commitment to urban and global engagement and dedication to the public good.

Early Childhood Research, Policy and Practice - Post Master's Certificate


The Early Education Research, Policy and Practice is a post-master's certificate program that offeres an advanced graduate course of study focused on research, policy, leadership, and data-driven practice in early education and care. 

Early Childhood - MEd


UMass Boston offers two MEd programs in early childhood education: 1) Master's of Education in Early Childhood--Teacher of Children With and Without Disabilities Pre-K-2- Initial Licensure and 2) Master's of Education in Early Childhood--Community Professional (Non Licensure).

Early Education and Care in Inclusive Programs - Bachelor Degree


The Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS) program is an undergraduate major that combines academic theory and professional knowledge and competencies for individuals who intend to work with children from birth through age 8 and their families.