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July 12, 2017 Kenneth Colangelo

Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies

Community College students can complete the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies, A.S and transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University and Southern Connecticut State University and Charter Oak State College offering the ECTC track B. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete an ECTC track B for bachelor’s degree without losing any credits or be required to take any extra credits.

With the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies, A.S degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

Eastern Connecticut State University: Bachelor of General Studies with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education – ECTC Level B

Southern Connecticut State University: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum; Child, Family and Community Studies.

Charter Oak State College: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – ECTC Track

Important note: Earning the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies, A.S is not equivalent to earning public school teaching certification and does not qualify you to work in a role where a State Teacher Certification Endorsement is required. Completion of the ECTC validates that you meet the requirements for the role of the teacher in early childhood programs accepting state funds.

The CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies, A.S is for teachers or prospective teachers that desire to work in any Connecticut state-funded Early Childhood Program.

The ECTC is a competency-based credential issued by CT Office of Early Childhood for child care providers. If you work at a program that receives state funding for school readiness or child day care, the ECTC is one way you could meet the Qualified Staff Member (QSM) requirements to be a teacher. An ECTC at the associate’s level will qualify you to be a teacher at a state-funded child care center until 2029. After 2029 a bachelor’s degree will be required

Contact: Joyce Voisine

A merger of Connecticut's 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student's Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Tunxis Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: ct.edu/ctstate/academics.