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To help you find the program, or course of study that is right for you to reach your educational goals, we designed this helpful tool to allow you to narrow down the list of programs to better meet your requirements.

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Arts

Urban College of Boston offers an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.  This program combines practical experience with the theoretical knowledge needed to obtain positions working with young children in a variety of institutional and agency settings.


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.   

Early Child Development Institute

Individual Professional Development opportunities are offered through the Early Child Development Institute (ECI).  These opportunities are offered for credit and non-credit for staff currently employed in early care and education programs.

Certificate in Early Childhood Development with Child Development Associate Credential

The Certificate in Early Childhood Development with Child Development Associate Credential program prepares students as teachers and/or lead teachers in the State of Massachusetts.

Certificate of Early Childhood Development

The Certifictae of Early Childhood Development is focused on beginning coursework needed for Teacher and Lead Teacher certification with the Department of Ealry Education and Care.  Upon completion students will have 18 credits in coursework related to Early Childhood Development.  Students must

Early Childhood Development - Associate of Science

The program provides knowledge, training and skill development for persons interested in working in specific educational settings with young children, and serves the community as an information and knowledge-base in specific areas of expertise in early care and education and child development. 

Bachelor of Science in Human Services, ECE concentration

The mission of the Early Childhood Education Concentration (ages 0-6) is to educate students to serve as early childhood professionals who (1) create high quality, collaborative , comprehension, consistent, culturally congruent environments for all children; and (2) support and validate parents a