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Early Childhood Ancillary Program

What are BESE-approved Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programs?

Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programs are teacher preparation programs that have been approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to offer early childhood coursework that leads to an Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.

Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programs include colleges, technical schools, and private providers). Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate Programs offer coursework that contributes to a candidate earning their CDA credential or an early childhood technical diploma.

Beginning July 1, 2018 all individuals beginning training for a CDA or technical diploma that will be used to earn the EC Ancillary Certificate are expected to attend a BESE-approved program. The Southern University School of Education is a BESE approved program.


For more information about the program, please contact Natalie Chesser,