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The Career Ladder is a display of steps in a person's early childhood professional development advancement from entry level through degree programs. It is based on research that shows the value of specialty professional development in early childhood education. You may enter at any level of the career ladder as long as you meet the requirements for that particular step.
Connecticut Early Childhood Career Ladder
|Level 15||Advanced Degree in ECE OR
Advanced Degree in Any Field PLUS Current ECE State Teaching Endorsement
|Level 14||Master’s Degree in ECE OR
Master’s Degree in Any Field PLUS Current ECE State Teaching Endorsement
|Level 13||Master’s Degree in Any Field AND 12 ECE Credits|
|Level 12||Bachelor Degree in ECE OR
Bachelor Degree in Any Field PLUS Current ECE State Teaching Endorsement
|Level 11||Bachelor Degree in Any Field AND 12 ECE Credits|
|Level 10||Associate Degree in ECE|
|Level 9||Associate Degree in Any Field AND 12 ECE Credits|
|Level 8||30 ECE Credits OR
1 Year ECE Certificate
|Level 7||Current CDA Credential AND 12 ECE Credits|
|Level 6||Current CDA Credential OR
12 ECE Credits
|Level 5||6 ECE Credits|
|Level 4||Inactive: Formerly Training Program Modules 1-3|
|Level 3||3 ECE Credits|
|Level 2||Inactive: Formerly Training Program Module 1|
|Level 1||OEC Registry Member AND No Documents on File OR
OEC Registry Member AND Education on File Not Recognized by Connecticut
Common Standard for Assessing Early Childhood Degrees and Credits
All coursework must be from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
The Connecticut Common Standard for Assessing Early Childhood Degrees and Credits and the Connecticut Common Standard for Assessing School-Age Degrees and Credits will be used to assess all degrees and credits.Early Childhood Education (ECE) degrees must include study of the education or development of young children less than five years of age, and may include degrees in:
Foreign higher education degrees and credits are recognized if evaluated course-by-course by an evaluation service approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org). The evaluation must specify that the credits and/or degree are the equivalent of credits and/or degrees from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning. If the evaluation service is not a member of NACES, or if the equivalency is not to a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning, the credits and/or degree will not be counted toward ladder level.