Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the University of
Massachusetts, Boston are excited to announce that online courses are
now available on Open Course Ware. All
courses can be accessed at
http://ocw.umb.edu/ . There is no charge to access these courses. Please note:
Educators who are seeking college credit or CEUs should contact their
regional Educator and Provider Support Grantee for enrollment
information. Educators must pay
applicable tuition and/or fees for college credit or CEUs.
courses are comprised of self-contained modules that can be used
individually or strung together to make up a course. Modules can be
used by educators for self-study or by programs
to meet the in-service professional development requirements.
Courses available online are:
EEC’s Core Competencies-8 modules
EEC Competencias Basicas-8 modules
Preschool Learning Standards and Guidelines-7 modules
Estado de Massachusetts Experiencias de Aprendizaje en Preescolar-7 modules
Infant and Toddler Guidelines-6 modules
EEC Language and Literacy- 13 modules
Self Study Guide for Using the Online Modules
for Preschool Learning Standards and Guidelines.
Procedure to Obtain EEC Professional Development Hours for
is a survey course to familiarize educators with the competencies and
to help them identify where they need
more professional development. This course is designed to provide early
childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to
assess their own level of competency in terms of the eight core areas,
across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school
is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the
knowledge and skills to teach each
content area according to the preschool learning guidelines, or state
standards. Through presentations, online resources, readings, and
assignments students will gain knowledge of the components of
mathematics, English language arts, science and technology/engineering,
the arts, and health education, and history and social science.
Language and Literacy
Course is designed to examine language development from birth through
primary-aged children. Topics will
include speech and language processes for communication, language
development stages, theories of language acquisition, assessment of
language development and activities that foster language development.
Special attention will be paid to linguistically diverse
populations and children whose language development differs from the
reference group, with regards to the most recent advances in the field.
Selection and development of pre-reading/prewriting and reading and
writing curricula for preschool, kindergarten and
primary grades will be addressed. There will be an emphasis on
development of literacy in the primary grades that employs a Universal
Design for Learning (UDL) approach.
Infant and Toddler Guidelines
Course is designed to provide a comprehensive view of the development
of infants and toddlers
while documenting experiences that support this development. This
course will provide an opportunity to use the Massachusetts Early
Learning Guidelines to support your work with infants and toddlers.