Transitional Kindergarten Certificate

This certificate meets the requirements credentialed teachers need to qualify to teach transitional kindergarten and apply to CTC for a Child Development Master Teacher Level Permit.

TK Program Overview

The Transitional Kindergarten certificate is a fully online, instructor-led, 8-week course program providing students with the knowledge to build effective environments, interactions and lessons based on the CA Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks. Students have the option of maximizing productivity by completing the fieldwork requirements at their current school.

As a student you will:

  • Create environments and interactions that support the development of social-emotional, cognitive and early academic skills.
  • Learn the critical nature of emotional support and responsive relationships of young children.
  • Develop lessons and activities that promote numeracy and math development skills.
  • Understand the learning foundations young children can be expected to demonstrate at various age ranges.

 Who Should Enroll:

  • Teachers interested in qualifying to teach in a TK classroom and/or obtain a child development master teacher permit.

Other Fees:

  • LiveText - $120 (nonrefundable)
  • Conferral - $150


8-week course

5 courses

Estimated Cost

$525 per course

$2,625 full program (other fees may apply)

Ways to Learn



3 credits per course

15 academic credits total

Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University Application.

  • Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to or by calling 800-632-0094.

Program Curriculum

  • ECED 302  Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education *


    ECED 303  Integrated Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Language & Literacy


    ECED 304  Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Mathematics and Science


    ECED 410  Engaging Interactions and Environments Providing a Solid Foundation for Young Children’s Development


    ECED 210  Practicum in Early Childhood Education I


    Total Credits



    ECED 302 Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education must be taken first. Subsequent courses may be taken in any order with the exception of ECED 210 Practicum in Early Childhood Education I which will be the final course in the program.

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