oec: Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC)

Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC)

The Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) is a free credential issued through the Office of Early Childhood that is open to all individuals working in the early childhood field.
The ECTC: {Teacher working with little girl on arts and crafts}
  • Validates a person meets teacher competencies in six standard areas: 
    • Promoting Child Development and Learning
    • Building Family and Community Relationships
    • Observing, Documenting and Assessing to Support Young Children and Families
    • Using Developmentally Effective Approaches
    • Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum
    • Growing as a Professional
  • Improves teaching and learning in early childhood classrooms by aligning college coursework to national standards
  • Provides an individual with documentation that they meet the legislative teacher requirements for state-funded programs (School Readiness, Child Day Care Contract and State Head Start)
  • Supports competency-based professional learning
  • Is portable across early childhood programs
The credential is awarded at two levels:
  • Associate's Degree level with an endorsement(s)
    • Infant/toddler
    • Preschool
    • Both
  • Bachelor's Degree level with an endorsement(s)
    • Infant/toddler
    • Preschool
    • Both

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