Transitional Kindergarten Certificate

The Transitional Kindergarten Certificate consists of 24 units. More than 15 units should be completed at Vanguard University in order to receive a Transitional Kindergarten Certificate.

Any credentialed teacher assigned to teach Transitional Kindergarten (TK), or a combination class of Kindergarten and TK after July 1, 2015 will have until August 1, 2020 to meet an additional educational requirement of at least 24 units in early childhood education or child development, or both. All of California’s new TK teachers will need to meet this requirement. Students who are not credentialed teachers may enroll in this program. This certificate alone does not qualify students to teach TK.

ECED-101Child Growth & Development3
ECED-103Child, Family & Comm/Social3
ECED-106Intro to Curriculum for the Young Child3
ECED-108Prin/Pract/Teaching Young Chil3
ECED-126Teaching in a Diverse Society3
ECED-135Health,Safety/Nutrtn/Young Chl3
ECED-137Observation and Assessment3
ECED-141Introduction to Transitional Kindergarten Programs3
Elective Courses
ECED-109Infant/Toddler3
ECED-160Infant/Toddler: Curriculum and Practicum3
ECED-121Admin/Early Educ Programs I3
ECED-123Admin/Early Educ Programs II3
ECED-139Adult Supervision/Mentoring3
Total Units39