What is an associate certificate in early childhood education?
The Early Childhood Education certificate is a renewable five-year certificate for those who help in preschools or as instructional aides in public school primary classes. It does not allow the holder to be a regular classroom teacher.
What do I need to receive a Type E associate certificate in early childhood education?
- For an Associate I, you will need either a Childhood Development Associate (CDA) award or the completion of a 30-credit college program that includes at least 400 hours of supervised practice.
- For an Associate II, you will need an Associate I plus an approved associate degree (AA) program in early childhood education.
Email the Teacher Certification Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.