2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Development for Preschool/TK Educator Certificate of Achievement

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This certificate provides professional development for teachers of children 3-6 in a variety of settings including state preschool, Head Start, and transitional kindergarten. It meets the needs of transitional kindergarten teachers who are required to have 24 units of child development or early childhood education in addition to their bachelor’s degree and multiple subjects teaching credential (ED Code 48000). In-depth study of the learning and developmental needs of children ages 3-6, the California Preschool Frameworks and Foundations, exploration of various classroom management and observation and assessment techniques are addressed. The content, resources, and methodology are relevant as professional development for any California Child Development Permit holder, preschool, transitional kindergarten, or kindergarten teacher.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Use reflective practice, observations, and understanding of developmental needs of children ages 3-6 to plan individualized and differentiated instruction.
  • Apply their understanding of the California Preschool Foundations and Frameworks to plan integrated curriculum.
  • Evaluate culturally and linguistically responsive practices that include the families of the children in the classroom.

Total Units for the Certificate: 24

Restricted Electives: Choose one (3 units)

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