2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Early Care and Education (12 credits)

This specialization is open to students majoring or minoring in Early Childhood Education. As part of their work, students will focus on curriculum planning in daycare with infants and toddlers, or preschoolers or school-age children. Included in the administration course is a one-day-a-week practicum with a daycare administrator, advocate, or policy planner. In completing this specialization, the student will have completed the coursework to be Director I qualified (Massachusetts Office of Child Services Regulations).


I. Required core:

CEDUC 3360Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers


CEDUC 3702Junior Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Education


CEDUC 4357Problems and Issues in Early Care and Education


CEDUC 4358Administration and Leadership in Programs Providing Early Care and Education


II. Practicum:

One practicum experience must be in a daycare setting.