Early Education Research, Policy, and Practice, Post-Master’s Certificate

This post-master’s certificate program offers a 12-credit advanced graduate course of study focused on research, policy, leadership, and data-driven practice in early education and care. The program offers an advanced leadership pathway for experienced educators in the early education and care field. Courses are offered on Saturdays and in blended format, with approximately half of the classes taking place online. Students will take one course a semester, fall and spring, to complete the program in two academic years. Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a post master’s certificate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Why Apply to UMass Boston's Early Education Research, Policy, and Practice, Post-Master's Certificate Program?

This program offers opportunities for students to develop their leadership and research skills as they deepen their knowledge about early childhood education from birth to age 8. Through working with dedicated faculty to develop leadership skills, research skills, and knowledge of child development, our graduates are prepared to create meaningful and lasting change for young children and their families across the Commonwealth.

Application Deadline

July 1

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