Early Childhood Licensure

Program Goals Statement

The Early Childhood Education Licensure Transfer program enrolls individuals aspiring to become educators of preschool, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 children. Successful candidates apply for preschool lead teacher certification from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Child Care and are eligible for transfer into the Massachusetts Educator Licensure program at a four-year transfer as juniors into Massachusetts Educator Licensure program at a 4-year state or private institution with which the College has an articulation agreement.

Program Information

• ECE 260 requires completion of 26 general education credits with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and a grade of "C" or better in all ECE courses.

• Semester prior to enrolling in early Childhood Licensure Teaching Practicum students must meet with the Program Coordinator to ensure placement in the field at a public elementary school

After Bristol

• Bristol participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. 

• For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current Bristol articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer 

Infused General Education Competencies

Ethical Dimensions, Oral Communication, Technical Literacy

Special Requirements for the Program

Health Requirements

• Accepted applicants must have a physical examination, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B immunizations or titres (blood tests to prove immunity). TB test required each year. Health insurance is required.

Criminal Record Check

• Students are required to submit to a C.O.R.I (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) check to identify any criminal offense history. A positive C.O.R.I check would prevent student from engaging in field-related work including EC Licensure Teaching Practicum. 

Fieldwork

• During this program, which requires a Teaching Practicum experience, Early Childhood students should be aware that young children are physically very active. Students must be able to move quickly and have sufficient visual and hearing acuity to accurately monitor children in their charge.

• Transportation to fieldwork sites is the responsibility of the student. Students should be prepared to travel up to an hour from campus for these assignments.

• Prior to acceptance into a teacher education licensure program, students who opt for this track need to pass the Communications and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) of the Massachusetts Teacher Education Licensure (MTEL) conducted by the Department of Education. In addition, state colleges may set other requirements such as minimum acceptable grade(s) and/or courses accepted for transfer. It is the student's responsibility to identify these requirements.

Item #
Title
Credits

Elective Courses

 +
12-13

MassTransfer A2B Courses

 +
0
Total credits:
60-61

Course Sequencing

Item #
Title
Credits
Elective - Early Childhood Licensure  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Elective - Early Childhood Licensure  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
14

Overview

Subject

Type

Associate Degree

Campus

Program Contact

Kathleen Pearle, Kathleen.Pearle@bristolcc.edu

Carole Norberg, Program Coordinator, Carole.Norberg@bristolcc.edu