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Career Technology Center Scholarship

The Career Technology Center Scholarship is available for eligible providers enrolling in Early Education: Pathway to Your National Credential course work. Click on the topic areas below for more information.


What Is Early Education: Pathway to Your National Credential?
Program Benefits
Paying for Training
Scholars Program Eligibility
Pathway to Your National Credential Course Work
Scholarship Application: Technology Center
Technology Center Scholarship Information Matrix
Pathway Brochure
Frequently Asked Questions
For More Information


What Is Early Education: Pathway to Your National Credential?
Pathway is a program that provides comprehensive CDA training and prepares child care providers for a National Credential.*

*Early Education: Pathway to Your National Credential is the only CDA curriculum eligible for a scholarship through technology centers. Other CDA training offered through technology centers is not eligible for the tuition or CDA assessment scholarship.

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Program Benefits

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Paying for Training
Students enrolled in the Pathway program at technology centers may be eligible for the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care program scholarship. With the Scholars program:

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Scholars Program Eligibility
To qualify for the Scholars program, students must:

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Pathway to Your National Credential Course Work

Unit
Hours
Unit 1: Providing for Children's Safety
10
Unit 2: Providing for Children's Health
10
Unit 3: Providing an Environment for Learning
15
Unit 4: Child Growth and Development Concepts
30
Unit 5: Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice
25
Unit 6: Guiding Children
15
Unit 7: Involving Families and the Community
10
Unit 8: Program Plans and Record Keeping
10
Unit 9: Developing as an Early Education Professional
10
Unit 10: Putting It All Together: CDA or CCP
15
Total Clock Hours
150

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Scholarship Application: Technology Center
Director, Assistant Director, Teacher, Assistant Teacher (PDF, 205k)

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Technology Center Scholarship Information Matrix
Matrix - Technology Centers (Pathway to Your National Credential) (PDF, 119k)

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Pathway Brochure
The Pathway to CDA for Chlld Care Professionals... Just Like You (PDF, 458k)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

Who will pay the tuition for the scholarship recipients?

Is off-site training available for the Pathway to Your National Credential curriculum?

Is the Pathway to Your National Credential program offered online?

Can you mix the online courses with on-site courses?

Do I need high-speed connection in order to enroll in the online option?

If I do not qualify for a Scholars Program scholarship, may I still enroll in the Pathway to Your National Credential program?

If I took the CDA Blocks at Tulsa Technology Center, am I eligible for a tuition or assessment scholarship?


Who is eligible for a scholarship?
To qualify for the Scholars program, students must:

*Once approved, must be on a child development/early childhood plan of study. BACK TO QUESTIONS

Who will pay the tuition for the scholarship recipients?
Students enrolled in the Pathway program at technology centers may be eligible for the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care program scholarship. If eligible for a scholarship, the Scholars Program, operated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, will pay the career technology center directly. With the Scholars program, the scholar will get free books and free assessment materials and will pay only 30 percent of tuition. BACK TO QUESTIONS

Is off-site training available for the Pathway to Your National Credential program?
Yes, as long as the training being offered off-site is coordinated through a technology center, the Pathway program will be available at off-site locations. BACK TO QUESTIONS

Is the Pathway to Your National Credential program offered online?
Yes, the Pathway program is offered completely online. BACK TO QUESTIONS

Can you mix the online courses with on-site courses?
Yes, you can combine the online courses and the on-site courses to complete the Pathway program. BACK TO QUESTIONS

Do I need high-speed connection in order to enroll in the online option?
No, a dial-up or high-speed Internet connection will work. BACK TO QUESTIONS

If I do not qualify for a Scholars Program scholarship, may I still enroll in the Pathway to Your National Credential program?
Yes, anyone will be able to enroll in the Pathway program. BACK TO QUESTIONS

If I took the CDA Blocks at Tulsa Technology Center, am I eligible for a tuition or assessment scholarship?
No, any other training besides the Pathway to Your National Credential program taken through Tulsa Technology Center will not be eligible for a tuition or assessment scholarship. BACK TO QUESTIONS

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For More Information
For more information, visit the links on the left or contact Gina McPherson at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 866.343.3881 (toll free) or 405.225.9396, or the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care scholar coordinator in your area.

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