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PEDALS: Pathways to Early Development and Learning Success

PEDALS: Pathways to Early Development and Learning Success is an initiative between American University, Trinity Washington University, and Martha’s Table.

The three institutions are partnering to build a strong workforce of adults who care, teach, nurture and advance children’s development. The initiative includes a seamless articulation of academic pathways across institutions and “stackable credentials,” starting with the Child Development Associate, or CDA®, and ending with a full bachelor’s degree from either AU’s School of Education or Trinity Washington University.

Now, more than ever DC families need access to early childhood settings, with qualified, effective, professionally credentialed teachers, versed in anti-racist and culturally responsive pedagogy, to support their children’s growth and development.

In the D.C. area, many young adults are interested in educational careers but are unable to afford college tuition. High school students may enroll in the CDA® Program at American University through this initiative, providing an accessible pathway towards becoming an education professional while pursuing a college degree.

LEARN MORE ABOUT PEDALS AND ENROLL

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (AU SOE)

ENROLL: Child Development Associate (CDA®) Program

The School of Education at American University now offers coursework towards CDA® Program, the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education.

 

TRINITY WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

ENROLL: Early Childhood Education AA degree

ENROLL: Early Childhood Education BA degree

 

 

 

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