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ECE Credential Competency Project


In Illinois, this movement towards competency-based teacher preparation is also present, and the early childhood field is arguably leading the way. The early childhood field in Illinois has completely transitioned to competencies and is now moving toward transformation to a range of competency-based learning and education models at higher education institutions. This project is one more step in that work as guided by the Illinois State Competency Leadership Team. This report lays out the process and outcomes of the early childhood teacher preparation competency-based education curriculum module development work at the state-level for early childhood education programs, the leaders in transitioning from standards-based to competency-based educator preparation. The goal of this project was to create individual modules for each early childhood teacher preparation competency in order to increase access and provide additional avenues for the early childhood workforce to achieve credential(s) and degrees. The goal of the individualization of competencies into discrete modules is to reduce the barriers for students and provide a way for colleges and universities to provide individualized and student-centered approaches to showing competence on the early childhood competencies. It also allows for flexibility of design through placement with a range of courses at higher education institutions. (author abstract)

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United States

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