Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

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LEVEL

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

 

 

ANNUAL
RENEWAL
CLOCK HOURS

10

BA/BS1 or above in Early Childhood Education (ECE)/
Child Development (CD)/
School-Age (SA)
-or-
BA/BS in another field (BA/BS-non)
with 24 ECE/CD/SA credit hours2

20 HRS3

9

90 credit hours with
18 ECE/CD/SA
credit hours2
-or-
BA/BS-non with 18 ECE/CD/SA
credit hours2

20 HRS3

8

AA/AS4 in ECE/CD/SA

-or-

BA/BS-non with 15 ECE/CD/SA
credit hours2

20 HRS3

7

AA/AS-non with
15 ECE/CD/SA
credit hours2

-or-

60 credit hours with
15 ECE/CD/SA
credit hours2
 
-or-
 
BA/BS-non with
6 ECE/CD/SA
credit hours2

20 HRS3

6

30 credit hours with 15 ECE/CD/SA credit hours2

20 HRS3

5

Oklahoma Certificate of Mastery
(ECE/CD)5

-or-

Tulsa Community College School-Age
Certificate of Mastery

20 HRS3

4

Current Child Development
Associate (CDA) or Certified
Childcare Professional (CCP)
Credential

-or-

12 credit hours2 in ECE/CD/SA

20 HRS3

3

Oklahoma Competency
Certificate
(Career Tech Master Teacher
ONLY)6

-or-

6 credit hours2 in ECE/CD/SA

20 HRS3

2

3 credit hours2 in ECE/CD/SA

-or-

60 clock hours of Oklahoma
Professional Development Registry
Approved7 ECE/CD/SA training in
the past 5 years

20 HRS3

1

12 clock hours of ECE/CD/SA training3 in the past 12 months

12 HRS3

Professional Development Ladder
 
 
FOOTNOTES
 
1. Bachelor Degree of Arts, Bachelor Degree of Science.
 
2. College credit hours must be on the Recommended Approved
Coursework List (www.cecpd.org) and be earned at a regionally
accredited college or university.
 
3. No more than 6 hours of informal professional development
are counted toward both initial and renewal hours. Training
in the core content areas identified in “Oklahoma Core
Competencies for Early Childhood Practitioners.” 1) child
growth and development; 2) health, safety and nutrition; 3)
child observation and assessment; 4) family and community
partnerships; 5) learning environments and curriculum; 6)
interactions with children; 7) program planning, development
and evaluation; and/or 8) professionalism and leadership.
 
4. Associate Degree of Arts, Associate Degree of Science.
 
5. The Certificate of Mastery in child development or early
childhood education is a minimum 18 credit hour certificate
awarded by an Oklahoma community college.
 
6. Master Teacher Competency Certificate only awarded by
Oklahoma Department of Career Technology.
 
7. Training approved through the Oklahoma Professional
Development Registry (OPDR) (www.cecpd.org). All OPDR
approved training is tied to the “Oklahoma Core Competencies
for Early Childhood Practitioners.”
NOTE: Informal professional development is not counted toward
meeting this requirement.
1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
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FAX: 405-799-7634
Email: cecpd@ou.edu