Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) and the Bradford Area School District, Seneca Highlands IU9, have signed a Prior Learning Credit Agreement for eligible students who have successfully completed the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program at the Bradford Area High School or the Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center (CTC).
Students eligible through this agreement must have earned a high school diploma with three completed years in the ECE program, demonstrated proficiency on the National Occupancy Testing Institute (NOCTI) exam, and will have obtained the nationally recognized Child Development Associate Credential specializing in the preschool level.
To recognize these accomplishments through the Bradford Area High School program and the Seneca Highlands CTC, eligible students may request Prior Learning Credit within five years of their program completion to enroll at NPRC with 9 credits of study awarded towards an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in PreK/Paraprofessional.
This agreement is effective for the 2020-2021 school year and the first cohort of eligible students includes those who graduate during this year.
“This partnership with our local education providers recognizes students for their hard work and achievement at the high school level and gives them an excellent head start along the path towards a career in ECE. I’m excited that they’ll be entering NPRC with experience and knowledge which can be applied as they complete the requirements for an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education,” shares Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser, Early Childhood Education Instructor, NPRC.