About this course
Our Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and the Bachelor degree in Child Study are both approved programs for the Connecticut State Early Childhood Teaching Credential (ECTC). Beginning in 2015, this credential will become a requirement, in addition to a completed degree, for professionals to gain employment in a Connecticut state-run early childhood program. Students completing either of our early childhood education degree programs successfully will automatically qualify for this credential.
Upon graduation, a short application is filed with Connecticut Charts-a-Course (a non-profit early childhood professional development organization) in order for the student to register with the state. The credential will then be mailed to the student.