Empower young children to be curious.
Inspire a love of learning in young children. By working with children in the earliest stages of learning and development, you’ll help prepare them for a lifetime of success.
While studying in Cambridge—an epicenter of education—you’ll be guided by faculty who are at the forefront of innovation. With them you’ll learn how to integrate the arts and play into your teaching in ways that promote play and understanding.
As an early childhood major, you'll explore a wide range of topics, including the Reggio Emilia approach to education. It’s a globally recognized, child-centered approach that emphasizes experiential learning, including the use of documentation and encounters with the natural world. You’ll discover how to create authentic learning experiences for children in areas from literacy to science, and you’ll even have the opportunity to travel to the place where it all started—Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Work with children starting your freshman year. With four years of classroom time, you’ll have more opportunities than most to be mentored by current teachers, discover your strengths, and master skills that principals and superintendents value. These skills include classroom management, engaging families, and viewing diverse challenges and needs through an anti-bias lens. You can also choose from 11 different optional specializations, such as multicultural education or teaching English learners.
Our 55,000 education alumni carry on our 100-year legacy of innovation and excellence in the field. Backed by their reputation, as well as coaching from our expert career advisors and extensive connections to school systems in New England and beyond, you’ll have the support network you need to become the teacher you want to be.