NICCM 's Director Credential Program now has even more options than before. We have created an unparalleled distance learning program. Unlike most distance/online programs, ours does not require you to be on a "computer" or online learner. NICCM's distance program is the closest thing to actually being at one of our live events and can be used to get your Texas Director Credential, Florida Director Credential, or National Administrator Credential.
Whether you need or want to get the program completed within a weekend OR you want to take up to six months, the NICCM distance learning program can be tailored to fit your needs. You can order the program as a correspondance class and have up to 6 months to complete the training for full credential credit. Distance learning students will have the opportunity to receive the credential by completing the program at their own pace.
Participants will be sent the 350 page conference book and DVD video version of the Conference, as well as the Final Examination and the Praxis. They will also be assigned a "mentor" to help them through the program. Participants can contact their mentor by phone or e-mail with questions regarding the Final Exam and Praxis. After watching the DVDs and completeing the Final Exam and Praxis, participants must return the DVD's and the Test. NICCM will then grade the Final Exam and Praxis and mail the certificate.
The Director Credential Program is divided into 5 Sessions each containing 2 distinct units of study. Each session is approximately 4 hours long. Participants can sign up for individual sessions or complete all 5 Sessions and the Test/Praxis to earn their Director Credential. (45 contact hours/45 CEU's)
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Session A: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 1: Fiscal Management: Developing the Budget
Unit 2: Insurance For Your Center
Session B: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 3: Recruiting, Hiring & New Teacher Orientation
Unit 4: Employee Handbooks, Evaluations and Job Descriptions
Session C: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 5: Parent Comunication
Unit 6: Child Development – The Essentials
Session D: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 7: Working With the Difficult Employee
Unit 8: Administrative Leadership
Session E: (4 Contact Hours/.4 CEUs)
Unit 9: The New Economy Challenges and Opportunities
Unit 10: Train the Trainer
Session F: Test and Praxis (25 Contact Hours/2.5 CEUs for Completion)
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