This course provides the opportunity to earn graduate-level professional credit for expanding your curriculum with activities inspired by participation in Echoes and Reflections programs. Many teachers are strongly motivated by their Echoes and Reflections experiences to create their own projects, activities, and lessons that will stir their students’ emotions and kindle a desire to learn more about the Holocaust era. They spend hours of their own time brainstorming and developing their ideas into teacher-made activities that will engage their students. If you are one of those teachers, this course is for you: you can earn up to 3 graduate-level units of credit for time you invest (away from paid professional hours) developing teacher-made activities to expand your Holocaust studies. Once you have completed your activities and integrated them into your classroom, you just need to submit a written reflection describing the creation and implementation of the activities, and a time log documenting the hours (outside of professionally paid hours) you spent developing and implementing your ideas.
Upon successful completion of your Echoes & Reflections online course/workshop, invest time reflecting on your learnings, research and relevant readings. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of completing a reflection paper to demonstrate the implementation of strategies learned. 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.
Specifically designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. The overall course objective is aimed at implementing the best practices of education while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state.
*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.
An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework. The course ending date listed that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.
About University of the Pacific
University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest private chartered university, and it is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, provided directly through University of the Pacific – Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for salary advancement and recertification. The credits/units are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage you to check with your employer for acceptability of these credits/units. Course participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use. Each graduate-level semester credit is equivalent to 15 hours of academic involvement.