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ECDV 200 - CDA: The Credentialing Process

2 Credit: (2 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 2 Contact Hours: [ECDV 120 ][Pre- or co-requisite:  ECDV 150 ]

This class is intended for students planning to obtain a Child Development Credential (CDA) through the CDA National Credentialing Program. This course should be taken at the end of a student’s program.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Demonstrate an understanding of the CDA credentialing process.

  1. Explain the required prerequisites for the CDA credentialing process.
  2. Compare the required training/education areas.
  3. Explain the criteria needed in Michigan to direct or teach a preschool program.
  4. Explain the roles of candidate, advisor, and the Council for Professional Recognition in the CDA credentialing process.

Goal 2:  Compile and document relevant experience and training needed for the CDA.

  1. Write required competency statements and educational philosophy.
  2. Summarize and organize documentation of relevant training hours.
  3. Gather resource collection and assemble portfolio.

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