Higher Education Resources

Looking for information about the Early Childhood Educator Scholarship? Learn more here. The 2019-2020 application will become available April 1, 2019. Please note, you must be enrolled, as a matriculated student, in an eligible degree program when applying.

EPS Region 6 partners with Fisher College, Urban College, University of Massachusetts: Boston, and Endicott College:

Online and hybrid courses

Certificates that lead to associate’s degree

$500 entirely online ECE courses each term

Courses in Spanish and Chinese

Evening and Saturday classes

Associate’s degrees and certificate programs

Bachelors and Graduate degree programs



Courses in Spanish

Evening classes

Bachelors and Graduate degree programs


We encourage you to visit the Early Educator Pathways website to explore more colleges that offer degrees and certificates in Early Childhood Education and related fields!

Mass Early Education Pathways

This site is designed to serve as a resource to assist you in finding the best option for advancing your career in early education and care by pursuing recognized credentials and college degrees at any one of the many quality programs at colleges and universities in Massachusetts. Whether you are figuring out your next step for professional development, looking for information about professional qualifications in the field of early education and care, or already know you want to earn a specific credential or college degree, this site is designed to connect you to appropriate options and contacts.

Click here to Visit the Early Educators College Pathway Site.

Listing of common terms used for Early Education in Massachusetts