Established in 1891, the University of La Verne is a non-profit, independent university that is proud of its history of responding to the emerging needs of the teaching community in California. The expansion of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) offerings in California (Senate Bill AB130) calls for teachers to have knowledge, skills, and strategies to teach effectively in an early childhood setting. We are pleased to offer the following pathways to support districts as they scale their TK workforce.
- Designed for credentialed multiple subject teachers
- Six fully on-line classes (4 upper division units each)
- 8-week sessions (certificate can be completed in one year)
- Intentionally designed for working professionals
- Purposeful student collaboration
- Support services include video/phone conferencing, library access, the Academic Success Center, and more
- Course offerings are customizable based on district needs
Courses are designed around the California Learning System which includes Foundations and Framework and The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with California Content and Common Core State Standards.
All courses require a preliminary or clear K–8 teaching credential.
|EDUC 480||TK Childhood and Adolescent Development|
|EDUC 481||TK Childhood Observation and Assessment|
|EDUC 482||TK Childhood, Family and Community Relationships|
|EDUC 483||TK Childhood Language and Literacy Development|
|EDUC 484||TK Childhood Math and Science Development|
|EDUC 485||TK Childhood Social-Emotional Learning and Development|
Upon completion of the TK – Early Childhood Coursework, students may exercise an option to transfer 21 certificate units to a master’s degree. Interested students will apply to the master’s degree program and upon acceptance, will complete an additional 12 units (four 3-unit courses) to complete their degree.
Tuition and Fees
District tuition rates are available for eligible employees. Please reach out for more information.
Ready to apply?
La Verne’s transitional kindergarten certificates have multiple start dates throughout the year; join the next cohort today!Apply Now
For more information, please contact Cindy Giaimo-Ballard at (909) 448-4649.Connect
For additional details about credentialing, please contact Joy Springer at (805) 732-9769.Email