UTK Leadership Certificate
Ensuring equity in education for California’s youngest children and their families is one way we can make systemic change.Rebecca Cheung, 21CSLA Director and Assistant Dean of Leadership Development Programs, UC Berkeley School of Education
What is the 21CSLA UTK Leadership Certificate?
Enroll in no-cost, university credit-bearing courses
Learn about Universal Transitional Kindergarten policy & instructional Leadership in California
Network and collaborate with other leaders to advance equity
Cultivate skills and knowledge to prepare for job searches and interviews
The UTK Leadership Certificate is a 4-unit online and synchronous program offered by UC Berkeley Extension (UNEX). Participants must either be current candidates in a CTC-approved Preliminary Administrative Services Credential or Clear Administrative Services Credential program, or hold a Certificate of Eligibility. The certificate consists of two courses of 10 sessions each. Those who complete both courses will receive a UC Berkeley UTK Leadership Certificate. Due to funding from the California Department of Education, this program is at no cost to eligible participants through June, 2026.
Leaders Designing Equitable Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Classrooms in Action
This course will investigate and understand instructional leadership issues and opportunities related to preschool through third grade (P-3) education including current educational policy and future policy directions, integration of Universal Transitional Kindergarten into K-12 educational systems, family and community partnership, and issues related to inclusion such as multilingual programs and servings students with disabilities. With a focus on issues of educational inequality, course content and assignments will focus on ameliorating and improving public education with a P-3 focus.
- History and Policy
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Family and Community Engagement
- Section 1: Thursdays, September 7—November 9, 5pm—8pm
- Section 2: Tuesdays, September 12—November 14, 5pm—8pm
Equity Centered Leadership Practices to Support, Integrate, and Align Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
This course will investigate and understand the instructional leadership practices related to preschool through third grade (P-3) education including how to develop and enact a PK-3 vision, align and integrate Universal Transitional Kindergarten into the CA educational system, and implement strategies to build professional capacity through a culture of continuous improvement. With a focus on issues of educational inequality, course content and assignments will focus on ameliorating and improving public education with a P-3 focus.
- Envisioning Equitable TK Classrooms
- Support, Integrate, and Align TK
- Equity-Centered Continuous Improvement