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
Fall 2017 September 25–December 17 open
Winter 2018 January 8–March 23 November 6
Spring 2018 March 28–June 15 February 5
Summer 2018 June 25–September 14 TBA

*Early registration deadline is one month before the class begins. Use code EARLY for 10% discount.


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