24 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Early Childhood Education program at University of Massachusetts Boston offers two separate Master’s programs: Initial Licensure Pre-K-2 and Non-Licensure/Community Professional.


  • The Initial Licensure program is a 37-credit program that consists of 13 required courses leading to public school licensure. The 13-course sequence includes a 1-credit pre-practicum and a 6-credit full-time practicum. Students take 2-3 courses a semester and complete their pre-practicum in their penultimate semester and their practicum in their final semester. This program takes 2-3 years to complete depending on how many courses students complete each semester.
  • The Early Childhood Non-Licensure/Community Professional program is a 36-credit program that prepares students for work in a broad range of early childhood settings as an educator, policy worker, non-profit professional, or leader. This program consists of 12 courses including core classes and electives. This program takes 2-3 years to complete depending on how many courses students complete each semester.


Graduates of the Early Childhood Education MEd from University of Massachusetts Boston have a working knowledge of the dimensions of typical and atypical child growth and learning (language development, cognition, approaches to learning, social and emotional development, and physical and motor development); skills in assessment, curriculum development and implementation, and ethics and professionalism. 

Graduates are able to create and/or modify environments, curriculum, and individualized and family development plans to ensure access and involvement by all children and their families in educational settings.


The Early Childhood Master’s Program, housed within a public urban university, is dedicated to the training of educators who are prepared to teach individuals from various diverse backgrounds in school and early childhood settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundational Understandings of Early Childhood/Early Intervention and Special Education
  • Development and Characteristics of All Young Learners Including Those with Special Needs.
  • Creating Effective Learning Environments and Fostering Positive Social Interactions
  • Observing, Documenting and Assessing in Early Childhood/Early Intervention
  • Language Development and Literacy in Early Childhood/Early Intervention
  • Science and Mathematics Instruction for All Young Children

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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