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Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Offers New Non-Credit Cybersecurity Courses
Courses teach latest cybersecurity skills

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
ECTC Deadline Information

Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) Individual Review Route

Cohorts are now full through June. A waiting list is now being developed for when this program is transitioned to the CT Office of Early Childhood.

Will your state-funded program meet the education requirements for teachers?

The Early Childhood Teacher Credential (ECTC) is a pathway to meeting the education requirements via an INDIVIDUAL REVIEW ROUTE. This route is for people who:

  • have not graduated from an approved college;
  • or graduated from an out of state college; or
  • graduated from a currently approved college, but before the approval date

So what is the Early Childhood Teacher Credential?

  • The ECTC is a competency-based credential awarded by SDE to individuals at the Associate and Bachelor degree level who graduated before the NAEYC standards were used for setting coursework goals and objectives by CT colleges.
  • Individuals can apply for an Infant/Toddler ECTC, a Preschool ECTC, or both. The Early Childhood Teacher Credential Individual Review Route is fast, easy to maneuver and results in the credential in record time when you engage in the facilitated sessions.

Inquiries about the IRR ECTC can be directed to If you have placed your name on a waiting list, CAEYC will contact you in September when the IRR ECTC process resumes. Individuals who are ready to apply for the ECTC can still do so through their Registry account at Connecitcut Charts-A-Course.