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Graduate Program

Early Childhood Education


PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for the Early Childhood Education MAT, and will admit no new MAT students into the teacher preparation program for enrollment in the fall semester of 2017.


PreK - Grade 2 Initial Teacher Licensure

MASTER of ARTS in TEACHING (MAT)

For students who have already earned an undergraduate degree, the MAT program leads to teacher licensure in two years of combined coursework and practicum experiences. Please see the program curriculum outlined below. For further information on Massachusetts teacher licensure requirements and the courses offered through the MAT program, please contact Dr. Cynthia Ballenger, who is the Professional Development Coordinator for Early Childhood Education.

The following are the requirements and sequence of courses for the M.A.T. program:

Required Courses (12.5 credits)

One (1) Introductory Course:

CSHD 170: Seminar in Early Childhood and Early Elementary Education

Four (4) Child Study and Human Development/Theoretical Courses:

CSHD 137: Sociocultural Foundations I: Cognition and Language
CSHD 138: Sociocultural Foundations II: Language and Context
CSHD 169: Social and Emotional Development in School Settings
CSHD 194: The Inclusive Classroom

Three (3) Curriculum Courses:

CSHD 171: Introduction to Curricula for Young Children
CSHD 147: Advanced Curriculum I
CSHD 148: Advanced Curriculum II

Three (3) Practicum Courses:

CSHD 134: Early Childhood Education Pre-practicum (including 10 hours/week in an early childhood classroom)
CSHD 135: Supervised Teaching I (20 hours/week in PK or Kindergarten classroom)
CSHD 136: Supervised Teaching II (20 hours/week in 1st or 2nd grade classroom)

Two (2) Capstone Courses:

CSHD 182: Integrative Seminar for MAT
Specialization Elective

Sequence of Courses for Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Program (MAT)

Year 1

Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer 1
  • CSHD 134: Pre-practicum
  • CSHD 137: Sociocultural Foundations I: Cognition & Language
  • CSHD 170: Seminar in Early Childhood and Early Elementary Education
  • CSHD 171: Introduction to Curricula for Young Children
  • CSHD 135: Supervised Teaching I
  • CSHD 138: Sociocultural Foundations II: Language and Context
  • CSHD 147: Adv. Curriculum I
  • CSHD 169: Social and Emotional Development in School Settings
  • CSHD 194: The Inclusive Classroom

Year 2

Fall 2 Spring 2
  • CSHD 136: Supervised Teaching II
  • CSHD 148: Adv. Curriculum II
  • CSHD 182: Integrative Seminar for MAT
  • Specialization Elective