Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS) BA

The Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings (EECIS) Program is a BA degree program that combines academic theory and professional knowledge and competencies. The EECIS major is designed for individuals who intend to work with children (birth through age 8) and their families in a wide variety of settings, including:

The EECIS Program is designed for

  1. practitioners who are currently working in the field and are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and
  2. undergraduates interested in the growing field of early childhood studies.

The EECIS course of study is aligned with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care professional certification requirements, and the competencies and standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Why Apply to UMass Boston's Early Education and Care in Inclusive Settings BA Program?

This program offers opportunities for students to learn to about early childhood education from birth to age 8 and participate in early childhood settings and classrooms. Our graduates are prepared to work in urban, diverse, and inclusive settings and serve children and their families as soon as they graduate. Our program is designed to serve people already working in the field or working adults who want to work in early childhood education careers, as well as students looking to enter the field right after college. 

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