Transitional Kindergarten (TKK)
TKK 501. Dynamics of Early Childhood Development and Growth. (3 Units)
Focus on understanding child development and learning. Child development includes the stages of physical, social, cognitive and linguistic growth from birth through age eight. Observation, assessment, culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate practices will be included.
TKK 502. Critical Literacy and Social Studies for Young Children. (3 Units)
Prerequisites: TED 505 and TKK 501 are required. Through a critical lens, this course will address an integrated approach to the teaching and learning of social science and literacy with specific emphasis on social justice issues to evoke curiosity and imagination of young children that will lead them to solve problems and take action as emergent readers. Restricted to majors.
TKK 503. Mathematical and Scientific Concepts and Reasoning for Young Children. (3 Units)
Prerequisites: TED 505 and TKK 501 are required. This course is designed to explore developmentally appropriate constructivist methods and materials for teaching mathematics and scientific concepts and reasoning to young children. This course includes instructional planning, unit development, selection and preparation of curriculum materials, assessment procedures, and problem-solving strategies. Restricted to majors.