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    Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [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.

REQUIRED COURSES

Course ID Title Units
CDE 124  *    Preschool and Early Primary Child Development 3
CDE 120  * Observation and Assessment 3
CDE 261 * Challenging Behaviors 3
CDE 251   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks- Language, Literacy 1
CDE 253   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - Math 1
CDE 250   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - Social and Emotional 1
CDE 252   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - English Language Dev 1
CDE 256   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - Physical Development 1
CDE 257   A Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - Health 1
CDE 254   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - Visual Arts 1
CDE 255   CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - Performing Arts 1
CDE 259   CA Preschool Foundations and Frameworks - Science 1
CDE 258   CA Preschool Foundation & Frameworks - History-Soc Science 1
CDE 263  * Reflective Practice for Early Childhood Educators 2
  Restricted Electives 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE CERTIFICATE


24

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES - Choose one (3 Units)
CDE 117   Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CDE 140   Curriculum and Strategies for Children With Special Needs 3
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

 

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