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Colleges & Universities in the Western Massachusetts area that offer certificate and/or degree programs in Early Childhood Education or a related field

American International College

Education Programs
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For further information contact Barbara Dautrich at 413-205-3407 or barbara.dautrich@aic.edu

Asnuntuck Community College

We offer an Early Childhood Education Certificate as well as the Associate Degree in Early Childhood to students from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and beyond. Students may take individual courses or enroll in one of our programs. Our classes are small (8-10 students) and offered at flexible times (days, evenings, online, and Saturdays). We also offer on site courses and professional development at Centers. We offer financial aid and scholarship funds for eligible students. Incoming students are offered the opportunity to work with a Student Mentor who guides them through the program. We are NAEYC accredited and the majority of our graduates find jobs in the field by graduation or the summer following or are accepted for transfer to a four year college. Our alumni work in places like Family Resource Centers, public schools, day cares, preschools, and before and after school programs.

We are 10 minutes from Springfield, in a safe secure building with plenty of accessible parking.

We are registering students now for fall! If interested, make an appointment with Carol LaLiberte, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, claliberte@asnuntuck.edu or at (860)253-3187. Come visit us! You will feel right at home!

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Berkshire Community College

*EPS Partner*

Berkshire Community College


Early Childhood Education (Associates Degree)

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Early Childhood Education " Introductory" (Certificate Program)

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Early Childhood Education " Intermediate" (Certificate Program)
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Placement Testing
To ensure that students register for classes that are appropriate for their current skill level, BCC requires all new students to take the Learning Skills Assessment prior to registering for classes. The LSA is designed to measure your current skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The LSA consists of three sections: reading comprehension, a short essay, and mathematics. There are no failing or passing scores for the LSA. The results are used to place students in the appropriate level courses.

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For further information contact Flavia Mastellone at 413-236-4626 or fmastell@berkshirecc.edu

Cambridge College

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Multidisciplinary Studies Early Education & Care concentration (Bachelors Degree)

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For further information contact Gladina Morris at 413-747-0204 x6623 or glandina.morris@cambridgecollege.edu

Elms College

College Website

Early Childhood Education (Bachelors Degree)
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HCC/Elms College Degree Completion Program In Early Childhood Leadership
Affordable 20-Month Bachelors Program Now offered on the HCC Campus
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For further information contact Mary Janeczek at 413-265-2250 or janeczekm@elms.edu




Greenfield Community College

*EPS Grant Partner*

College Website

Computerized Placement Test
Greenfield Community College (and every other community college in Massachusetts) administers Computerized Placement Tests to help identify your strengths and weaknesses in English and mathematics. This ensures that you will be placed into the most appropriate courses as you enter college. GCC requires that most students be admitted to the college before scheduling their Computerized Placement Test.

Placement Testing website: click here

For further information contact Kim Audette at 413-775-1270 or audettek@gcc.mass.edu

Holyoke Community College

*EPS Grant Partner*

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Daycare Administration (Certificate Program) click here

Early Childhood Career (Associates Degree) click here

Early Childhood Transfer (Associates Degree)
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Placement Testing
All new students admitted to the college are required to take placement tests in reading, writing and math before their first semester of study to determine proper course placement. Testing and course scheduling can be completed in approximately 2-3 hours. Placement testing and scheduling appointments are available daily. Students must present a valid photo ID or driver's license to be admitted for placement testing and course scheduling.

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For further information contact Tricia Kiefer at 413-552-2745 or tkiefer@hcc.edu


Springfield College School of Human Services


College Website

Human Services-Early Childhood Education concentration (Bachelors Degree)
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Early Childhood Brochure
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For further information contact Linda Calkins at 413-748-3624 or lclakins@spfldcol.edu

Springfield Technical Community College

Early Childhood Education Associate Degree Option
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Placement Testing
As part of the admission process, incoming students are required to take placement tests in English, mathematics, reading, and keyboarding. Since the test results are used to advise and schedule students into the appropriate course levels, the tests must be taken prior to registering for classes. If a student who has been accepted into a degree or certificate program scores below college level on the STCC placement tests, he or she must enroll in developmental courses. This will usually lengthen the time necessary to complete the desired program.

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For further information contact Lynne Quintin at 413-755-4305 or quintin@stcc.edu

Westfield State University

College Website

Education Offerings (Bachelors Degrees)
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For further information contact Marion "Lolly" Templeton at 413- 572-5317
or ltempleton@wsc.ma.edu

 
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