Early Childhood Leadership

The Elms College degree completion program for teacher leaders in early childhood provides professionals with the background in human resources, staff development, fiscal accountability, and legal issues necessary for assuming leadership roles in the field.

Supplemented by a core of social sciences courses designed to increase interpersonal and cross-cultural effectiveness, the program's education courses will equip early childhood educators with the skills needed to become effective leaders in the discipline.

This Elms College degree completion program is designed for experienced early childhood educators who are not seeking PreK-2 teacher licensure in Massachusetts. Courses will be taught by highly-skilled early childhood educators who are experienced and well-grounded in the education and care of young children.


Program Prerequisites

PSY101, General Psychology; a course in child development; and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in a completed associate's program in early childhood education. Entry into this program is based on you having earned at least 60 credits from your associate's degree program.

The bachelor's degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from HCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.

All Elms College core and program requirements must be met.