T431 – Key Concepts for the Pre-K to Grade 3 Curriculum: The Role of Content Knowledge in Teaching and Learning

2 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the content knowledge that teachers
of young children must have in literacy, mathematics, science,
social studies, physical growth, and fine arts in order
to be effective teachers. The course will review key concepts
to be learned across content areas and examine ways to
align and coordinate learning activities so that they build
on what children have already learned. It will also address
working with colleagues to evaluate curricula in light of
the learning needs and interests of children; advocating
for learning experiences that reflect cultural, linguistic,
and community considerations; reflecting on high-quality
instruction; and other aspects of curricular leadership.
The course prepares students to maximize the intellectual
potential of children from English-speaking homes as well
as English language learners and bilingual children.