The Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning

Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with APR credits from Starting Points Inc.'s apprenticeship training.

How many college credits is it worth?

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The most current University review identified up to 25 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing Starting Points Inc.'s apprenticeship training. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful apprenticeship completion. If you completed your apprenticeship outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The apprenticeship components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship (as of Feb. 7, 2014) Credits TESU Course
Equivalent
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program1CDS-10102/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program3CDS-10402/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program3CDS-10502/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program3CDS-15102/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program3CDS-23002/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program3CDS-25302/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program3CDS-25402/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program1CDS-29702/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program2CDS-29802/07/2014-02/29/2016 SP.CCDSAP
Child Care Development Specialist Apprenticeship Courses (prior to Feb. 7, 2014) Credits TESU Course
Equivalent
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Child Development3CDS-1512/1/2003-2/6/2014 SP.5
Child Development Associate Preparation1CDS-1019/1/2006-2/6/2014 SP.4
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education3CDS-1049/1/2003-2/6/2014 SP.7
Early Childhood Practicum I1CDS-2979/1/2003-2/6/2014 SP.3
Early Childhood Practicum II2CDS-2989/1/2003-2/6/2014 SP.8
Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood3CDS-1052/1/2004-2/6/2014 SP.6
Family/Teacher/School in Partnership3CDS-2532/1/2011-2/6/2014 SP.9
Guidance of Young Children3CDS-2549/1/2003-2/6/2014 SP.2
Working with Children With Special Needs3CDS-2302/1/2011-2/6/2014 SP.1
CDA Renewal Credits TESU Course
Equivalent
Effective Dates For Staff Use
Child Development Associate Renewal3CDS-1029/1/2006-2/29/2016 SP.10

Note: Students completing courses on or after February 7, 2014 must complete all courses in the program, with the exception of the Child Development Associate Renewal, or present a notarized copy of their US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate to be eligible for University credit.

Note: Students may apply these APR credits at Thomas Edison State University to any part of a degree program, including the area of study, as long as they are appropriate and do not exceed the limitation of transferable credits from any one source. Degree programs related to your APR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”


 

What can I study?

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How do I get started?

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  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students should contact Alice Lemire, Starting Points Educational Director, phone: 201-216-1870; fax: 201-216-1873; e-mail: startingpoints@msn.com to request an official transcript be sent to : Office of the Registrar, Thomas Edison State University, 111 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608.
    Students completing courses on or after February 7, 2014 must complete all courses in the program, with the exception of the Child Development Associate Renewal, or present a notarized copy of their US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate to be eligible for University credit.


 

Can I transfer APR credit to another institution?

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If you are seeking to transfer the APR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

If you would like to request a copy of the APR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to apr@tesu.edu and include the following:

  • Your name
  • Your phone number
  • Your complete mailing address
  • Name of Reviewed Organization or Credential
  • Date you completed course(s), program, or credential


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