American Modeling Teachers Association
Graduate-Level Semester Credit
1-3 Credits Per Workshop!
How it Works:
American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers
University of the Pacific—Benerd College is pleased to offer graduate-level semester units of credit for completing coursework with AMTA. Dedicated in assisting educators and teachers across the nation, our professional development course options are designed to be practical, meaningful, and affordable. At only $79 per semester credit, opportunities are available to all current (ongoing) or previous AMTA participants.
Pursue up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester credits/units for each conference, workshop, or webinar that you complete with AMTA. The American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA) is a professional organization of teachers, by teachers, and for teachers who use Modeling Instruction(TM) in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching. We know the value of professional development in rejuvenating an educator’s enthusiasm, providing renewed motivation to engage students in the learning process, and imparting new information and experiences to add interest and depth to your teaching, but implementing the process of what you learn from your professional development is the key to educational success. With AMTA you can finally implement what you’ve learned and earn credit at the same time. Graduate-level credit will be awarded upon completion of the following items:
- Complete any AMTA online or live conference, workshop, or webinar. (AMTA professional development fees are paid separately from the tuition university credit fee.)
- Register for the corresponding AMTA UOP Course. (See below.)
- Complete coursework requirements based on what you learned.
Develop and implement AMTA strategies directly into your classroom or program setting.
Upon successful completion of a AMTA conference, workshop, or webinar, you will invest time reflecting on provided materials, research, and reading to culminate in an innovative project of your choice (e.g., lesson(s), curriculum, learning activities, or a professional development plan, etc.) that applies the strategies learned. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of completing a reflection paper to demonstrate your professional development. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for completing your coursework requirements. The specific requirements concerning your reflection paper and time log are based on how many credits you take per course.
1 credit = 3-page reflection paper
2 credits = 6-page reflection paper
3 credits = 9-page reflection paper
Completely designed for busy educators like you, you have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request.
An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your completed coursework was reviewed and graded. Within 3-6 weeks of submitting your coursework requirements, you will be mailed an unofficial transcript with your official course grades (at no charge) to your mailing address.
Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College.
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, provided directly through the University of the Pacific, Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for salary advancement and re-certification. The credits are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage that you check with your employer for acceptability of these credits. Course participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use. Each graduate-level semester credit/unit is equivalent to 15 hours of academic involvement.
University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest private chartered university and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The choice is yours. You choose which course and how many graduate-level semester credits you would like to earn with AMTA. Each course below may be attempted for 1- 3 graduate-level credits and enrollment is only available upon registration of an AMTA workshop, webinar, conference, or training.
|University-Approved Course||Course Number||Credits||Tuition Fee||Enrollment Date|
Advanced Modeling Instruction: Cognition and Instruction in STEM
$79 / per credit
Principles of STEM Professional Development Leadership Seminar
$79 / per credit
Upon registering for your selected course(s), you will have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Coursework requirements will be emailed to you upon registering. The true course ending date that will appear on your Official Transcript will reflect the date in which your coursework was received and graded.
Frequently Asked Questions
Online: click on “REGISTER NOW“ and select your desired course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.
Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months after registering, and extensions are always granted upon request. You may also submit your coursework earlier if needed. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your coursework was received.
UOP’s continuing education course credits / units are acceptable where local districts approve and are applicable to state licensing or salary advancement where authorized. All students are responsible for determining the acceptability of these credits for their intended use.
The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1851, it is the oldest private chartered university in the state of California.
The credits/units offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate level semester credits that are not part of a degree program at University of the Pacific but instead are used for professional growth such as salary advancement and re-certification.
Yes. You can register at any time once you have completed a workshop, webinar, or in-person professional program session.
Although we know the value in having a live classroom setting handy, you do not need a classroom to take this course. You will simply develop a plan of action describing how you will implement the strategies that you have learned.
Once your payment has been processed, there are no refunds. We always advise for educators to verify that their district will accept the credits prior to enrollment.