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. 

The program offers an advanced leadership pathway for experienced educators in the early education and care field.  Courses are offered on Saturdays and in blended format, with approximately half of the classes taking place online.  Students will take one course a semester, fall and spring, to complete the program in two academic years. 

Students in this program take the following four 3-credit courses:

  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Early Childhood Policy
  • Advanced Child Development and Early Learning
  • Translating Research into Practice

Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a post master's certificate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.




UMASS Boston

Contact Person(s): 
Jennifer Wood
Post-Master's Certificate Program
Course Delivery Format: 
Face-to-Face, Evening and Weekends, Online, Hybrid (Face-to-Face + Online)