Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

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

Level III – Specialist

Specialist requirements are:

Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood/Child Development/School-age
OR Bachelor Degree in non-early childhood with 24 credit hours of early childhood/child development/school-age courses
OR Advanced Degree in Early Childhood or Child Development or non-early childhood with 24 credit hours of early childhood/child development/school-age courses (Degree must be from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education)

4,000 clock hours (2 years) working directly with young children (birth to 8 years) as a caregiver, teacher, social worker, or similar role

Seventy-five (75) hours of professional growth for adults within the last year (college class, child care career course, Tier Two training) or an independent contractor with the Training Approval System since July 2002 with good service record

Valid OSBI within the past 12 months with Sex Offender, Violent Offender, and Computerized Crime stamps.

Non-registrant on the Restricted Registry (Joshua's List).
 
Have no numerous, repeated or serious (NRS) non-compliances reported in the year (or last three periodic visits) prior to your application if you are the director of record in a licensed child care center in Oklahoma.
 
Have no NRS substantiated complaints or two or more training non-compliances in the year (or last three periodic visits) prior to your application if you are the director of record in a licensed child care center in Oklahoma.
 
Reside in the state of Oklahoma or within 2 hours' driving distance of an Oklahoma training site.
 
Three professional references.
 

Additional requirements after approval:

Complete sixteen (16) clock hour CECPD Adult Education Course within one year of the application approval

 

Effective 7/1/2018

 

 

 

11/9/2018

1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
Toll Free: 888-446-7608 or 405-799-6383
FAX: 405-799-7634
Email: cecpd@ou.edu