Presentation on theme: " Who issues the NC Early Childhood Credential and the NC Early Childhood Equivalency? The Division of Child Development in the Department of Health."— Presentation transcript:
Who issues the NC Early Childhood Credential and the NC Early Childhood Equivalency? The Division of Child Development in the Department of Health and Human Services.
What is the difference between the Early Childhood Credential and the Early Childhood Equivalency? The Early Childhood Credential is awarded to community college students who complete EDU 111 and 112 or EDU 119 Early Childhood Equivalency is awarded to high school students who complete Early Childhood Education I & II. The Early Childhood Equivalency completion of the requirements for the Early Childhood Credential through an alternative path.
What's steps should a student follow to obtain the NC Early Childhood Equivalency? Complete the ECE I and II courses with a post-assessment score of 80 or above on each VoCATS test and an A or B in each course. Submit to the admissions office of the community college evidence of successful completion of ECE I and II according to the standard set in step one and obtain copy of college transcript showing the articulated credit. Complete the NC Lead Teacher Equivalency Form for Approved High School Coursework and obtain appropriate signatures. Mail the college transcript showing articulated credit, the completed NC Lead Teacher Equivalency Form for Approved High School Coursework, and copy of your high school diploma and GED certificate with proof that you are 18 years of age or older to the Division of Child Development, Department of Health and Human Services.
What do the terms NC Early Childhood Equivalency and Lead Teacher Equivalency mean for a student who has graduated from high school? They mean that the student may be employed as an Early Childhood Lead Teacher in a child care setting. They also mean that students will not have to take EDU 111 and 112 if they enroll at the community college for further study.
If a school offers Early Childhood I and II for one credit hour, instead of the usual two credit hours, are students in that program eligible to be considered for articulation with the community college to earn equivalency status as a lead teacher? No, only students who complete the approved Early Childhood Education I & II courses, each for two credit hours, are eligible.