ERIC Number: ED397885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Tech Prep Articulation Agreement, Lewis-South Thurston Consortium.
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Tech Prep is a partnership among Washington's Centralia College, secondary schools, business, and the community to prepare students and workers through logically sequenced courses leading to successful transition from high school to postsecondary education and/or work. This articulation agreement describes goals and methods used in the ECE Tech Prep project. First, the vision, mission, and goals of the project are detailed, indicating that the project seeks to provide an integrated, competency-based curriculum; a clear pathway from secondary to postsecondary education; articulated courses that lead to a community college ECE certificate or associate degree; and preparation for careers in ECE. Next, the actual agreement is presented, describing the project's statement of intent and policies related to equal opportunity, the articulation of course content, postsecondary entrance requirements, the mandatory use of competency portfolios for students seeking entrance into postsecondary institutions, the postsecondary degree program application procedure, the recording of tech prep credits on postsecondary transcripts, and the role of secondary and postsecondary ECE instructors. Appendix A provides a checklist of ECE competencies in the areas of health, safety, and nutritional needs; observation, assessment, and recordkeeping; cultural and individual diversity; and child guidance. Appendix B provides ECE Tech Prep recommend courses, and Appendix C presents a sample application for tech prep college credit. (BCY)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lewis-South Thurston Counties Tech Prep Consortium, WA.