This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.

The Office of Professional Learning Reviews

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

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 22 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing Starting Points Inc. 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 Development Specialist Program
Credits
TESU Course
Equivalent
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Child Development3CDS-15102/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.5
Guidance of Young Children3CDS-25402/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.2
Curriculum in Early Childhood Education1CDS-10402/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.7
Language Development and Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood3CDS-10502/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.6.1
Working with Children with Special Needs3CDS-23002/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.1
Family/Teacher/School in Partnership3CDS-25302/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.9
Early Childhood Practicum I & II1CDS-29702/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.3.8
Early Childhood Practicum I & II2CDS-29802/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.3.8
Credential Preparation3CDS-10102/07/2014 - 08/31/2018 SP.4.1
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 between February 7, 2014 and March 1, 2016 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 PLR 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 PLR credits are listed next under “What can I study?”

What can I study? top of page


 

How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students should contact Stephanie Bougdanos, Educational Assistant, Starting Points, Inc., phone: 201-216-1870; fax: 201-216-1873; e-mail: sbougdanos@startingpoints.edu to request an official transcript be sent to: Office of the Registrar, Thomas Edison State University, 111 W. State St., Trenton, NJ 08608.


 

Can I transfer PLR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the PLR 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 PLR report for a particular organization or credential, please email your request to plr@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


Back to PLR list »