EdM in Early Childhood Education
The Master of Education (EdM) in Early Childhood Education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is designed for students who are genuinely curious about the development and learning of young children. Students in the EdM in Early Childhood Education will be prepared as teachers dedicated to excellence in the field of early childhood education (Pre-K–2). Our students focus on the development and learning of young children in preschool, public school classrooms, and other appropriate settings in urban and suburban communities.
The EdM in Early Childhood Education program is recognized in the field for maintaining high standards for teacher preparation. Courses are carefully designed to build upon one another and to bridge theory and practice. You may choose either licensure or non-licensure tracks for this program.
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The EdM in Early Childhood Education qualifies individuals to support the learning and development of young children in careers such as:
- Teaching in public or private school classrooms
- Providing early childhood programming in museum or other educational settings
- Providing educational services for families of young children
- Providing leadership in curriculum development or professional development in early childhood education
EdM in Early Childhood Education Program Requirements
Professional coursework for the EdM in Early Childhood Education is concentrated on research and theories of child development and learning, and their implications for curriculum planning and instruction. Students in this program pursue one of two options. Students seeking an initial teaching license will take coursework that leads to a recommendation to the state for an initial teaching license in Early Childhood: Pre-K–2. Students who are not seeking an initial teaching license will take the course sequence described in the non-licensure program of study.
All students in the EdM in Early Childhood Education program complete fieldwork in diverse early childhood settings in the Greater Boston area, such as preschools, childcare centers, and public schools. Field placements are supervised by BU Wheelock Early Childhood Education faculty, who work in partnership with carefully selected classroom teachers.
Visit the BU Bulletin for information on the EdM in Early Childhood Education program requirements.
Next Steps in Early Childhood Education
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Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program.