Step 1: Enroll and complete TECTA 30 hour Orientation.
Step 2: Apply for tuition support if interested in CDA, TECPAC, Degree or Certificate.
For additional information about the TECTA program, visit the statewide web site at www.tecta.info.
This project is funded by the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
TECTA orientation is the bridge to all other services we can provide to individuals.
The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is a national credential issued by the Council for Professional Development in Washington, D.C.
College academic courses that you will need to complete for a CDA, certificate, or degree.
The Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC) is a state awarded credential provides another level of recognition as part of the quality rating system.
If you have been in operation a minimum of at least one year and are Tennessee licensed then you may be eligible for training, consultation, and fee assistance (when available).
TECTA at Dyersburg State Community College is funded by the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.