Course 4: The Important Role of the Learning Environment in Early Childhood Education

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for SDCOE Participants Only

In this course participants will reflect on their current classroom environment and the values it communicates. This course will explore best practices to engage all learners. Participants will explore developmental domains, biases, and family representation throughout this course.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Multiple Subject credentialed teachers needing ECE units to teach TK.


Students enrolling in this course must have successfully completed EDC-X711W, EDC-X712W, AND EDC-X713W; OR EDC-X724U, a bachelor’s degree, and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X714W – Cohort 5 16 Jun 202420 Jul 2024 3 $237

Course 4: The Important Role of the Learning Environment in Early Childhood Education

16 Jun 202420 Jul 2024
Credit Validation

Directions for Participants: Register with SDCOE by emailing [email protected]

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: June 16 – July 17, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Explain the role of the classroom environment
  • Develop a classroom environment that represents the children and families in the classroom
  • Strategies on utilizing the indoor and outdoor space to support all learners


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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