Early Childhood Education - Main Campus
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Early Childhood Education Licensure program prepares students to teach Pre-K through grade 2 children with and without disabilities. The curriculum includes courses in early literacy, fine and large motor development, numeracy and science skills, and social and emotional development. Students can earn an initial license, grades Pre K-2, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Students are required to complete a supervised field-based pre-practicum and student teaching practicum in a public early childhood classroom setting supervised jointly by a public school teacher and university supervisor.
Bay Path University students exceed the number of hours required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for field based experiences. Students might need to take additional teacher certification exams and meet other state specific license requirements for certification in other states.
The Early Childhood Education Non-Licensure program is designed for students who are not seeking public teaching certification in Early Childhood Education, yet want to have experience working with young children in a variety of settings with the aim of pursuing graduate degrees in the fields of education and psychology.
The education program at Bay Path is so beneficial because it has required observations and field work so students are exposed to their future career setting. My math and education courses have helped me to pass my MTEL exams and afforded me with better ways to teach. The faculty does a great job of fostering environments that are open to discussion. They encourage individual expression—I have always felt comfortable to voice my ideas." - Amanda, Early Childhood Education Major