UCLA Extension

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Preparation

earlyChilddBasic_86510140Our new Transitional Kindergarten program is directed towards educators with a multiple subject credential wishing to complete the requirements to be a transitional kindergarten teacher. The program is designed to fulfill the necessary California state requirements of 24 semester units/36 quarter units of early childhood education required for teaching TK. Up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical training prepares you to work with 4-year-olds in the transitional kindergarten classroom. Early Childhood Education courses also apply towards the California Early Childhood Education Teachers Permit.

The Early Childhood Education Core courses fulfill the Transitional Kindergarten requirements. The state requires the completion of 24 semester units/36 quarter units. The state deadline for the completion of the 24 semester units/36 quarter units is September 2020.

ENROLL NOW – Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Preparation Courses

The following is a table of the academic calendar for 2016-2017.

Dates of Enrollment
Class Dates Open for Enrollment Early Enrollment Deadline Date
Fall ’16 September 19–December 11 July 25 Varies by class*
Winter ’17 January 9–April 2 November 7 Varies by class*
Spring ’17 April 3–June 25 February 6 Varies by class*
Summer ’17 June 26–September 10 May 1 Varies by class*

*Early registration deadline is one month before the class begins.


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