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Early Childhood Education

Career Opportunities

What Major

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

General Studies

What Program

Preschool

Pre-K to Grade 2

Elementary Education

Career Goal

Work as a lead teacher in a Early Education Program (Center Based, Head Start, Family Child Care Program)

Work in a public school system grades Preschool-2

**student should note that they are not DEEC Lead Teacher Qualified**

MTEL Communication and Literacy Test required before acceptance into 4 year school

Work in a public school system grades 1-6

MTEL Communication and Literacy Test required before acceptance into 4 year school

Next Steps

1. Apply to EC Program

2. Take CPT
English/Math placement test

3. Have any transcripts from

other colleges sent to the Registrar’s office

4. Register for necessary courses

5. Complete program

6. No MTEL required

7. Apply for Lead Teacher Certification with DEEC

1. Apply to ECTR Program

2. Take CPT 
English/Math placement test

3. Have any transcripts from other colleges sent to the Registrar’s office

4. Register for necessary courses

5. Take MTEL after cluster 2

6. Complete program

7. Apply to 4 year school

1. Apply to SEE Program

2. Take CPT
English/Math placement test

3. Have any transcripts from other colleges sent to the Registrar’s office

4. Register for necessary Courses

5. Complete program

6. Take MTEL

7. Apply to 4 year school

Overseeing Agency

Department of Early Education and Care

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 

QCC Program Contact

Charlene Mara
cmara [at] qcc.mass.edu
508.854.4447

Charlene Mara
cmara [at] qcc.mass.edu
508.854.4447

Renee Gould
rgould [at] qcc.mass.edu
508.854.4423