Birth to Three Master’s Program Launched

March 07, 2017

Baby ImageWheelock is pleased to announce the return of our graduate degree program in Birth to Three: Infant, Toddler & Family Specialist.

This newly revised master's program—which includes updated courses—is designed for professionals interested in the in-depth study of infant and toddler behavior and development, learning environments, and curriculum development for infant, toddler, and family-supported programs in a variety of settings.

Graduates in this 30-credit graduate program will be prepared for positions as infant and toddler specialists, administrators of child care centers, public policy advocates, and leaders in early intervention and Early Head Start.

Students will have opportunities for practica in settings that can lead to certification in teaching (Teacher, Lead Teacher) and administration (Director I) from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and/or the Department of Public Health.

Why Choose Wheelock's Birth to Three Master's?

  • Newborn PhotoWheelock has been a national leader in preparing graduate students to work in programs for infants and toddlers since the 1970s.
  • All faculty in Wheelock's Birth to Three M.S. program have extensive experience working in a variety of birth to three settings in educational, clinical, and administrative roles.
  • Faculty advisors work closely with each student to create an individualized study plan tailored to the student's professional and personal goals.
  • Classes are offered conveniently in evenings and on weekends.
  • Tuition is just $700 per graduate credit (and financial aid is available).

Learn More/Apply

Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2017 enrollment.

To learn more about the program, visit the Birth to Three master's degree program web page.

For more information on how to apply or to discuss financial aid options, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 617-879-1114 or

Special Program Launch Event

To celebrate the re-launch of the program, Wheelock will host a talk by Dr. Betty Bardige, a respected developmental psychologist, author, and advocate who is passionate about supporting young children's language and literacy. She is the author of "Talk to Me, Baby," "Building Literacy with Love," and "Poems to Learn to Read By."

Join Dr. Bardige April 26, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. on Wheelock's Brookline Campus. Her talk is titled, "New Developments in Supporting Toddlers' Language: Implications for Practice." The event is free, but pre-registration is required: Register for the Betty Bardige Presentation.

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