Our CDA Programs are Powered by CLASS®
Enrolling in a CDA program is an important step in your professional development. To support you in this journey, Teachstone® offers the CDA with CLASS® and CDA Renewal with CLASS® comprehensive programs that will prepare you to obtain or renew the CDA credential.
The Only CDA with CLASS®
These programs build CLASS understanding and skills for improved interactions between teachers and children. CLASS stands for Classroom Assessment Scoring System. It is a research-based method of measuring, evaluating and improving teacher-child interactions. Used in 23 states’ Quality Rating Improvement Systems, CLASS is the most widely-used system for assessing and improving teaching quality.
The Tools You Need to Prepare for the CDA
In the CDA with CLASS programs, you’ll find authentic classroom videos to demonstrate best practices that you can immediately apply in your own classroom. We include the Competency Standards book (a $25 value), needed to prepare and apply for your CDA. You’ll also receive access to our CLASS Learning Community where you can ask questions and benefit from peer-to-peer discussions.
Work at Your Own Pace or Get Personalized Guidance
The CDA with CLASS is offered in two formats - a convenient on-demand, self-guided course or a fully-facilitated course with experienced educators who can offer specific feedback and strategies.
CDA with CLASS® (On-Demand)
The On-Demand CDA with CLASS is an affordable, convenient online course that supports educators seeking to fulfill the training requirements of the CDA. Our self-guided platform is simple and easy to navigate. Elements of CLASS are infused in the course to help you focus on the importance of interactions. Work through your CDA training on your own time and from any device.
Enroll today to receive access to the training for one year from your enrollment date.
Total Cost $329.00
CDA with CLASS® (Facilitated)
This 24-week online group course is facilitated by a friendly and helpful team of educators to guide you through the CDA process. Throughout the course, they will be available to answer questions, provide specific feedback and grade your assignments. They will also help you build your portfolio and coursework while growing your knowledge of CLASS. You will advance through the program with a community of other learners. Not only will you be prepared to earn the credential, you will learn skills for improving interactions with the children in your care.
Our 2020 Cohorts are:
- January 20, 2020 (Enrollment open December 10 – January 13)
- March 16, 2020 (Enrollment open January 14 – March 9)
- May 4, 2020 (Enrollment open March 10 – April 27)
- June 22, 2020 (Enrollment open April 28 – June 15)
- July 27, 2020 (Enrollment open June 16 – July 20)
- September 14, 2020 (Enrollment open July 21 – September 7)
- November 2, 2020 (Enrollment open September 8 – October 26)
- December 14, 2020 (Enrollment open October 27 – December 7)
Total Cost $549.00
CDA Renewal with CLASS®: Interactions Matter
Earn 4.5 CEUs with a CDA Renewal course that meets the requirements for renewing your CDA credential.
Educators with their CDA credential know that in order to grow, children need to be connected, engaged, and challenged. The CDA Renewal with CLASS course is an opportunity for you to expand your understanding of children’s developmental needs and how you can support them in partnership with colleagues, families, and community. The CLASS framework is at the center of all this learning. You will grow and refine your understanding of CLASS in ways that make you a better educator each and every day.
The CDA Renewal course includes the following units:
Unit 1: The Developing Child and CLASS
Unit 2: Your Interactions and CLASS
Unit 3: A Closer Look at CLASS
Unit 4: Planning with CLASS
Unit 5: Interacting with Family
Unit 6: Interacting with Colleagues and Community
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Total Cost $215.00