ECE equivalency

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  1. aduncan365

    aduncan365 Rookie

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    Has anyone ever gone through the ECE Association of Ontario to get equivalency? I am trained in elementary ed (k-6) and currently work in preschool. If I have the ECE.C I will be able to be left alone with my group, as it is now I am constantly with an ECE co-teacher, if she calls in sick then the other teachers in the daycare have to get shuffled around so that someone with ECE is with me. It might even get me a pay raise but I don't think it's that likely.
    The application costs $50, then they check your previous credentials for $350 and if you have to do more courses you have up to 2 years to complete them then the last step is $100 for the certificate.
    I'm thinking of asking my bosses for their help with the cost.
    Any advice? Can anyone see any advantages/disadvantages that I can't right now?
    Thanks a bunch!
     
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  3. Miss W

    Miss W Phenom

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    I'm not sure about this. I'm certified P-4, which means I can teach any of those grades. I was the last person from the college I graduated with to recieve this type of accredidation. It's now K-6. Here in Arkansas, you have to pass a series of PRAXIS tests in your certification area. Even before you're awarded a renewable certification. It costs about the same amount as you've stated above. I would ask your bosses if there is some type of program that the center might pay for you to be put through. You never know.
     
  4. emackenna

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    ECE in Ontario

    I have gone through the process but not from a BEd, Is that what you have?
    I had a DSW college diploma and was granted an equivalency certificate with I think three courses and a practicum, it was long ago 10 years. But if you are thinking of teaching in a school board in Ontario? Then you might want to know that if you have an ECE diploma form a college the Ontario College of Teachers will grant you equivalency for Primary Education Specialist but they will not with an equivalency certificate from the AECEO. Also the the Association lost all of my documents! Good luck, if you want to stay in daycare it will be worth it depending on the demands. I took the required courses by distance.

    Are you teaching
     
  5. aduncan365

    aduncan365 Rookie

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    Hi emackenna,
    I currently have a B.Ed. in primary studies (K-6) and am registered as a member with Ontario College of Teachers. I'm not teaching in a school board yet - but I'm looking. The day care is where I work now and it will be okay for a year or two but it's not really where I want to stay. I can't afford to keep working here but it's in my field and it's giving me some valuable insight into what some children experience before they reach "big school". Thanks for your info.
     
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    good luck with the search and daycare is valuable experince.
     

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