This distinctive certificate is designed to provide Early Childhood and Transitional Kindergarten teachers with expertise to create and design effective learning environments, curriculum, and instruction that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for young learners. The Early Childhood/Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Certificate, offered by CEEL, consists of a three-course program of study with a combination of real-time webinars and on-line sessions. This program expands the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of credentialed multiple subject educators through the following courses:
- Course 1 – Designing Modified Curricula for ECE/TK
- Course 2 – Fostering Family/Community Engagement in ECE/TK
- Course 3 – Using Assessment to Support Early Learning and Development in ECE/TK
For additional information on Transitional Kindergarten Teaching Certificate or to register for the course please visit LMU Extension.
To receive additional information on the Transitional Kindergarten Certificate, complete a Professional Learning Interest Form.
Successful completion of three, four (4) unit courses with a grade of "B" or better is required to earn the Certificate. Participants can earn a total of up to 12 continuing education units. Prior to course enrollment, participants should check district requirements for CEU acceptance and salary point equivalency.
Course 1: Designing Modified Curricula for TK/ECE
September 6, 2018 - October 25, 2018
The objective of this course is for teachers to become familiar with early learning standards and the development of young children in order to develop expectations of success based on a preschool to kindergarten continuum of learning. During this course, participants will design instructional units and lesson plans, and as a result, will be able to promote comprehensive school readiness using a modified curriculum approach, as per Transitional Kindergarten (TK) legislative mandates. Teachers will also gain knowledge and understanding of how to support TK and Early Childhood Education (ECE) students’ learning and development through implementation of meaningful and effective instructional strategies that build on students’ interest and experiences, provide social-emotional support, promote vocabulary learning and develop comprehension skills. Support for students who are English Language Learners/Dual Language Learners is an integral part of this course.