Acceptable Early Childhood Education Fields

This is the list of Department of Children, Youth, and Families-approved early childhood education fields:

  • Early childhood education
  • Early childhood and family studies
  • Human development with a specialization in ECE
  • Children’s studies/childhood education
  • Elementary education with one of the following endorsements
    • Early childhood education
    • Early childhood special education
    • P-3
    • P-3 special education
  • Business administration (completed associate degree in ECE required)
  • Montessori credential (completed associate degree in ECE required)
  • Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) toward an ECE degree