About This Program

Students may opt to pursue licensure only.

The Office of Educator Prep and Licensure can help answer your teaching license questions.

Contact

Eileen Cyr
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Education
(413) 748-3312
ecyr@springfield.edu

Linda Davis-Delano, PhD
Director of Educator Preparation and Licensure
Office of Educator Prep and Licensure
(413) 748-3146
ldelano@springfield.edu

The post-baccalaureate early childhood education concentration prepares educators for initial licensure as an early childhood teacher who will work with students with or without special needs in PreK through grade 2.

Our curriculum features a semester-long, supervised practicum of 300 clock hours (100 hours at the PreK level and 200 hours at the grades 1-2 level), with at least one segment in a public school setting that includes students with disabilities for part of the school day. So, you’ll spend plenty of time in the classroom, inspiring young minds and making a difference before graduating ready to lead classrooms of your own. 

A bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, sciences, or an interdisciplinary major prior to admission is required.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Let us help you make your graduate education as affordable as possible.

Student Employment

Work on our campus to earn money while pursuing your graduate degree.

AmeriCorps

Make a lasting impact on students' lives while helping to fund your education