administered by the education department
The Springfield College Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure Program is designed to prepare teachers in one year to teach children in grades PreK through second grade.
The Springfield College Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure Program offers a unique training experience to include:
The Graduate Level Initial Licensure Program in Early Childhood Education prepares participants for teaching in public schools, private schools, charter schools, alternative schools, and other educational settings.
- Accelerated Training – The program is designed to allow participants to meet all initial licensure requirements and be employed as a full-time teacher within 12 months.
- Immersion experiences – Participants complete a minimum of 400 clock hours in the field. They have the option to complete a nine-month field assignment as a member of the Springfield College AmeriCorps Program, or salaried teacher working under a waiver or provisional license within the Springfield Public Schools.
- A commitment to recruiting a diverse and academically talented candidate pool – We seek candidates who possess academic talent and community commitment and who represent a diverse range of life experience, ethnicity, and economic background.
- Partnerships with high-need school districts – Participants have the opportunity to serve communities in need and to make a contribution to these communities.
The Springfield College curriculum and faculty are especially well suited to prepare tomorrow’s teachers because they are attuned to the realities of today’s classrooms and schools. Our faculty consistently collaborate with local school teachers to refine course content and enhance fieldwork experiences.
For more information about the secondary education licensure program, visit the office of educator preparation and licensure.