Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs


  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

The certificate of advanced graduate study (CAGS) in Early Childhood Education at Boston University Wheelock College for Education & Human Development is for students who are already licensed to teach PreK-2nd grade and who hold a master’s degree in early childhood education or a related field and wish to expand their professional knowledge and experience. You will work with a faculty advisor to select courses that expand your knowledge and experience in alignment with your professional goals. Courses can be in early childhood education or other areas that allow you to build on prior coursework and experience.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Career Outcomes

The CAGS in Early Childhood Education at BU Wheelock trains students to support the learning and development of young children in a variety of careers.

  • Public or private school teacher
  • Early childhood program developer for museums or other settings
  • Educational service provider for children and families
  • Curriculum developer

More Information about the Early Childhood Education CAGS

Early Childhood Education

Boston University’s Early Childhood Education program prepares educators and other professionals to serve young children and families. Options for licensure available. Explore our master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs.

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about the CAGS in Early Childhood Education. Learn more about requirements and deadlines, sign up for an information sessions or start your application today.

Financing Your Education

There are many flexible options for financing your Boston University education. Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about financial assistance, including scholarships and fellowships.

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