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Early Childhood Education Options

Bay Path University's MSEd/EdS in Early Childhood Education PreK-2 has 3 program options: Massachusetts Initial Licensure, Massachusetts Professional Licensure, and Non-Licensure. Each program of study is individually designed with a program advisor and can be completed full-time or part-time, 100% online.

MSEd/EdS Program Options:

Initial Licensure

The MSEd/EdS in Early Childhood Education grades PreK-2 with Massachusetts Initial Licensure can be completed full-time or part-time. 

MSEd 39 credits

For curriculum and schedules, visit our online catalog.

EdS 39 or 42 credits

The EdS is an advanced degree that provides teachers who currently hold a master’s degree with an area of specialization. Students must complete the same coursework as the MSEd with the addition of SPE540. The program is 39 credits for students who opt for a semester-long practicum and 42 credits for students who opt for a year-long practicum. 

For curriculum and schedules, visit our online catalog.

Professional Licensure:

The MSEd/EdS in Early Childhood Education, grades PreK-2 with Massachusetts Professional Licensure, can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. 

MSEd 39 credits

For curriculum and schedules, visit our online catalog.

EdS 39 credits

The EdS is an advanced degree that provides teachers who currently hold a master’s degree with an area of specialization. Students must complete the same coursework as the MSEd with the addition of SPE540.

For curriculum and schedules, visit our online catalog.

Non-Licensure: 

The MSEd/EdS in Early Childhood Education non-licensure option is for students who are NOT seeking Massachusetts initial licensure in early childhood education. The degree can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. 

MSEd 39 credits

For curriculum and schedules, visit our online catalog.

EdS 39 credits

The EdS is an advanced degree that provides teachers who currently hold a master’s degree with an area of specialization.

For curriculum and schedules, visit our online catalog.