Which program is right for you?
- MA in Early Childhood Education
- MA in Education, Child Life in Hospitals
- MA in Infant Mental Health
- MA in Early Childhood Leadership
- Doctorate (EdD) in Educational Leadership
Our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs prepare students to become high-quality early childhood teachers, professionals, and cross-disciplinary leaders who support children's learning, development, and overall well-being. These full-time programs with weekday classes integrates theory, research, and practice in course work with field placements in diverse early childhood settings. Through these combined experiences, students learn to use inquiry and ongoing critical reflection to guide their professional practice. They develop a strengths-based, relational approach to working with children, families, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. These programs cultivate leaders committed to social justice and equity for children and families, often those living in our most underserved communities.
Students in our ECE Programs usually work in the Mills College Children's School. Founded more than 85 years ago as the first laboratory school west of the Mississippi, the Children's School allows students to develop their teaching practice through close mentorship from experienced teachers and administrators.