Transitional Kindergarten

EARN YOUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT MASTER TEACHER PERMIT AND QUALIFY TO TEACH TK IN AS LITTLE AS 12 MONTHS

Brandman's coursework package was developed to meet the expectations of the newly passed TK Teacher Requirements (SB 876). Our fully online, instructor-led, 8-week courses provide students the know-how to build effective environments, interactions and lessons based on the CA Preschool Learning Foundations and Frameworks.

Through our series of courses, students will explore multiple ways to design well-organized, materials-rich environments and to implement warm, responsive, and instructionally supportive interactions with children.

Why Brandman?

  • Fully online program is convenient and easy. Fit learning into a busy schedule, on campus, at home, or on the road. Courses are available any time of the day or night.
  • The program is specifically made to fulfill the TK Teacher Requirements
  • Child Development Master Teacher Permit is recognized across the state.
  • Shorter class sessions allow teachers to take what they learned and implement immediately in the classroom.
  • Maximize productivity by completing the fieldwork requirements at your school.

Prerequisites

  • Appropriate teaching credential (California multiple subject credential)
  • Ability to conduct observations/fieldwork in preschool & K-3 settings

Admission Documents

  • Complete the online application for undergraduate admission
    • Select “Transitional Kindergarten Certificate” under “Post-Baccalaureate Certificates” in the program menu
  • Provide copy of active CA teaching credential if requested
  • No transcripts or letters of recommendation required
  • Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials or Master Teacher Permit should be directed to the Teacher Accreditation Department at 949-341-9899. Questions regarding schedules, program requirements, and registration should be directed to Extended Education by visiting their website at http://www.brandman.edu/exed or by calling 800-632-0094.

Transfer Credits

  • Students may substitute a CAP 8 aligned practicum for ECED 210. No other transfer credits are accepted toward completion of this certificate.

ECED 302: Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education
This course focuses on understanding and implementing evidence-based practices for promoting children’s social and emotional development and preventing challenging behaviors. Students will examine the critical nature of emotional support and responsive relationships as they relate to promoting the social and emotional competence of young children. 3 credits.

ECED 303: Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Language and Literacy
In this course, students will enhance their understanding of language and literacy development and use this knowledge to develop lessons and activities that promote language and literacy development and skills. They will examine learning foundations or standards, which describe the knowledge and skills that young children can be expected to demonstrate at various age ranges and use these competencies to intentionally plan environments, activities and instruction. Three hours of field experience is required. 3 credits.

ECED 304: Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Math and Science
In this course, students will enhance their understanding of mathematics development and science content in ECE. They will use this knowledge to develop lessons and activities that promote numeracy and math development and skills. Students will examine learning foundations or standards, which describe the knowledge and skills that young children can be expected to demonstrate at various age ranges and use these competencies to intentionally plan environments, activities and instruction. 3 credits.

ECED 410: Engaging Interactions & Environments: Providing a Solid Foundation for Young Children’s Development 
This course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge about the importance of high quality early childhood education and the specific types of environments and interactions that support the development of social- emotional, cognitive, and early academic skills. Students will engage in practice-based coaching experiences that enable them to explore multiple ways to design well-organized, materials-rich environments and to implement warm, responsive, and instructionally supportive interactions with children. Course content is aligned with NAEYC Standards 1, 4 and 7 as well as the following CA Early Childhood Educator Competencies: Child Development and Learning; Relationships, Interactions & Guidance; and Learning Environments & Curriculum. 3 credits.

ECED 210: Practicum in Early Childhood Education I
Students will utilize practical classroom experiences to make connections between theory and practice, develop professional behaviors and build a comprehensive understanding of children and families. Child centered, play-oriented approaches to teaching, learning and assessment, and knowledge of curriculum content areas will be emphasized as practicum students design, implement and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all young children. Graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. Sixty hours of field experience are required. This course is part of the Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP 8). 3 credits.

SPRING 1 COHORT
Starts January 8, 2018  ​

Prerequisite: Appropriate Teaching Credential Required for Admission

  • Spring I 2018- ECED 302
  • Spring II 2018-ECED 303
  • Summer I 2018-ECED 304
  • Summer II 2018- ECED 410
  • Fall I 2018- ECED 210

Courses must be taken in the order listed above beginning with ECED 302.  

Tuition & Fees

  • $525 per course
  • $120 LiveText Membership (one-time fee)
  • $150 Certificate Conferral Fee (one-time fee)

Course Credit

  • 3 credits per course