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EDUC 436 Kindergarten Methods

This course emphasizes developmentally appropriate practices for instruction in the kindergarten classroom. Students explore developmentally appropriate classroom materials, demonstrate skills in student assessment and use of research-based instructional strategies to teach early literacy, science, mathematics, arts, music and movement, and social studies. Students will develop and implement lesson plans that support differentiated instruction and child-directed activities for kindergartners. Students learn strategies to develop supportive home-school relationships and classroom volunteer networks. Prerequisite: EC 210, EC 211 or EDUC 250.