The FastTrack Early Childhood Education (Career Option) at Quinsigamond Community College for adults working in early childhood settings consists of a sequence of 5 week courses that meet one night a week and a study group or challenge team that meets on a weekly basis. Once accepted into the FastTrack program a student will be able to complete three courses each semester, while working fulltime. Students who have transferable college credit may apply their credits, if applicable to the program. When a student completes the entire program in good standing, he/she will be qualified as a lead teacher in an early childhood education programs. Some students do transfer to a four year program upon completion of this degree.
Please contact the FastTrack Faculty Advisor for more information at email: lindaw [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu or call: 508-854-4433.
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) check is required of all students enrolled in the program. Students with a felony conviction may not be able to attend community facilities for fieldwork assignments and so would be unable to complete the program.
Growth and Development of Young Children
Math for Educators (or Math Elective*)
Orientation to Early Childhood Education
English Composition & Literature I
Introduction to Psychology
Family Issues and Dynamics
English Composition and Literature II
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (or Liberal Arts Elective)
Social Problems and Social Change (or Social Science Elective)
Psychology of Interpersonal Relations (or Liberal Arts elective)
History of US: (or History Elective)
Curriculum for Young Children I
Theory of Early Childhood Education I
Discipline: Guiding Children's Behavior (or ECE Elective)
Supervised Student Participation I
Psychology of Group Dynamics (or Liberal Arts Elective)
Curriculum for Young Children II
Theory of Early Childhood Education II
Supervised Student Participation II
Earth Science (or Science Elective)
Integrated Science II (or Science Elective)