Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Teaching

To be a TK teacher in the state of California, you will need to hold a credential with 24 units of Early Education/Child Development coursework.  Starting course work at Ventura College in Early Childhood/Child Development will provide you with a path to become a TK Teacher in the future, once you have gained your credential. 


Course recommendations include:

  • CDV 02 Child Growth and Development
  • CDV 04 Observation and Assessment
  • CDV 10 Introduction to Children with Special Needs
  • CDV 22 Behavior Management in Early Childhood Education
  • CDV 61 Child, Family, and Community
  • CDV 62 Principles and Practices in Early Education
  • CDV 63 Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum
  • CDV 11 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
  • CDV 14 Visual and Performing Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • CDV 19 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Early Childhood Education