Transitional Kindergarten Certificate (Not offered in academic year 2018-2019)

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. Each course awards 3 academic credits (undergraduate). A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each course in this program.  Students successfully completing this certificate and who hold an appropriate, valid CTC designated credential, such as a multiple subject credential, will receive the Transitional Kindergarten Certificate.  

Students seeking a certificate only are not eligible for financial aid.  Courses taken after completion of a degree program in order to complete the certificate are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  1. Eligible candidates are those with an appropriate, valid CTC designated credential.  Questions regarding the eligibility of specific credentials 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 or by calling 800-632-0094.
  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Brandman University Application.

Required Courses

ECED 302Social and Emotional Competence in Early Childhood Education *3
ECED 303Integrated Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Language & Literacy3
ECED 304Integrating Learning Standards in Early Childhood Settings: Mathematics and Science3
ECED 410Engaging Interactions and Environments Providing a Solid Foundation for Young Children’s Development3
ECED 210Practicum in Early Childhood Education I3
Total Credits15

Course Prerequisites

Prerequisites noted in course descriptions are not applicable to students in this certificate program.

Transfer Credits

Students may substitute a CAP 8 aligned practicum for ECED 210 Practicum in Early Childhood Education I.  No other transfer credits are accepted toward completion of this certificate.