Career Lattice is a guide for determining qualifications based on educational levels for positions within the ECE field in Pennsylvania. The lattice assists practitioners in planning their career path according to the positions they aspire to hold. Currently, the career lattice is established by the ELRC and is used in determining the practitioner’s Education and Retention Award.
Career Pathways define entry level qualifications and steps a practitioner can take to ensure they have the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to accomplish the position they seek. The Career Pathway is established by the PA Key. Practitioners can upload their credentials to the PD Registry to receive an official placement.
Professional Development Organizations (PDOs) will drive local degree attainment through clearly articulated career pathways. Equitable, relevant career pathways will be accessible to aspiring early educators and those seeking to increase their qualifications, across settings.
There are several available options for practitioners to obtain financial assistance when planning their career path. Rising STAR Tuition Assistance is provided through the PA Key and PACCA offers TEACH. See the following links to learn more.