TECTA is a statewide system established to provide affordable professional development with academic degree credit possibilities for Tennessee's early childhood education personnel. This project is funded by the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
To expand opportunities for early childhood professionals through career development and higher education support.
To provide professional development that nurtures the growth of individuals in a community of learners through an articulated statewide higher education system, resulting in the highest quality early childhood experiences for all of Tennessee's children.
Professional Training and Academic SupportSee our Orientation page for more info.
CDA CredentialSupport for the CDA Credential including financial support and mentoring.
TECPACServices and instruction to obtain the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC).
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Self-AssessmentProfessional Development Planning Coaching and Support. We would also like to provide you with a link to TECTA's Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP).
SupportTECTA also provides technical support for accreditation such as the state-wide Infant/Toddler Credential.
Infant/Toddler CredentialAs stated above, TECTA provides education for the Infant/Toddler Credential which is awarded to early childhood educators who demonstrate research-based learning, and portfolio development. The link to the Credential Application can be found here. The Tennesse Early Childhood Training alliance (TECTA) Infant/Toddler Credential Overview and Syllabus PDF can be found here, as well.
To learn more about TECTA, please visit the state website at: www.tecta.info