Prepare to make a difference in the lives of young children.
The Early Childhood Education Major will prepare you to enter the field of early education and care so you can work in areas such as early intervention, Head Start, private preschool, and group day care. The program integrates studies in liberal arts and sciences with guidelines and standards presented by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Fieldwork accompanies most education courses and is a necessary component of the program. A course waiver process is available for transfer students and articulation agreements are in place with regional community colleges.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Learn about the developmental process of young children
- Understand the principles of education
- Develop curriculum
- Present lessons in various subject areas to students
- Engage in fieldwork
- Prepare for certification as a lead teacher through the Department of Education
Note: This program does not lead to Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education public school licensure. Students who complete this program and apply to the Worcester State post-baccalaureate non-degree initial licensure program must provide evidence that they have worked in the field for 3 years. Any departure from the prescribed program of study must have approval from the department chair or dean.