ERIC Number: ED220215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Alaska Early Childhood Teacher Certification [and] Early Childhood Teacher Certification in Other States.
The Alaska Early Childhood Certification (AECCP) process and a summary of a national survey of early childhood certification processes are provided in this report. The AECCP consists of four stages, three of which are directed toward paraprofessionals. The initial phase of certification may be obtained when early childhood training is begun. The second phase of certification requires the trainee to either earn a nationally awarded Child Development Associate certificate or complete a 1-year equivalent intensive training program in early childhood education. Work completed at the second level is applicable to the third phase of training and certification: the associate degree level. The associate degree adds general education knowledge in areas such as English, history, math, and science to the teaching expertise gained in the preceding level of training. The fourth and final step in the certification process is the bachelor's degree, which qualifies the recipient for full professional-level teacher certification. Courses associated with each level of certification are listed. Responses to the national survey obtained from 30 states were used in developing Alaska's early childhood teacher certification plan. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
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