Learn to address children’s developmental levels and needs through inclusive practices and curricula that respect the rights and abilities of each child.
At the heart
of our Early Childhood programs is respect for the competence and
curiosity of young children, culture and family, and individual needs. In our programs, you will learn to foster children's intellectual and social capacity to become prepared for
elementary school and to participate as citizens. Our graduates set the stage for a lifetime of joy in learning. We offer continuous feedback in your progress toward state and professional competencies. All licenses are for Massachusetts and are approved by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
*These are Initial license programs that can move an Early Childhood Initial License to the Professional Level.
For those who already hold Master's degrees, 12 credits of graduate coursework in the subject matter knowledge of the Initial license can be used to meet part of the requirements for the Professional license in that field. This is an individual option listed in the Massachusetts state regulations and not an approved program. Those interested in taking advantage of this option should consult with an Assistant Director of Academic Advising in the School of Education before enrolling in courses. Learn More »
Kathleen A. Linnane
All Graduate Early Childhood Education Programs
Expected Program Outcomes: Early Childhood
Expected Program Outcomes: Early Childhood/Creative Arts
Tuition and Fees: Master's/Certificate
Tuition and Fees: Doctoral
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Debbie LeeKeenan brings an anti-bias stance to her work with Lesley students and beyond. In addition to teaching courses in the Graduate School of Education, LeeKeenan is working in local public schools systems to integrate this approach, helping teachers develop the tools, techniques, and strategies needed for creating the foundation for anti-bias education. Read more about Debbie LeeKeenan. Read about her work: Anti-Bias Education - Teaching Young Children to Understand and Accept Differences.