Charter Schools Development Center

Graduate-Level Semester Credit

Graduate-Level Semester Units/Credits

University of the Pacific is pleased to offer graduate-level semester units of credit for completing coursework with Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC). Dedicated in assisting educators and teachers across the nation, our professional development course options are designed to be practical, meaningful, and affordable. At only $62 per semester credit, opportunities are available to all current (ongoing) or credit-approved PD experiences with CSDC.

Participating in a professional development opportunity with CSDC and University of the Pacific will provide you with a convenient and cost-effective way of earning credit within a timeframe that works best for your schedule.

Grades & Transcripts

An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of course requirements. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your completed course was reviewed and graded. Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. 

About the Credits & Pacific

Graduate-level professional development credit is not part of a degree program at Pacific but can be transferred at the discretion of your institution for salary advancement and state licensing requirements. 


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).

University of the Pacific-Benerd College is pleased to partner with Charter Schools Development Center to provide graduate-level semester credit to educators, administrators, counselors, and teachers across the nation.

UOP Benefits:

How It Works:

Complete a credit-approved professional development training, conference or workshop with Charter Schools Development Center.
Please note: CSDC fees are paid separately from the university credit tuition fee.
Complete the registration for graduate-level units with University of the Pacific. (see below).
Upon successful completion of your CSDC PD experience, invest time reflecting on your learnings, research, and relevant readings. You will be required to develop and submit a time log that documents the time and hours that you invested into completing your course requirements. The specific time log requirements are based on how many credits you decide to register for your course. Each credit registered will require 15 hours of participation documented on your time log.
Earn Graduate-Level Credit on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College.
After you documentation has been reviewed and approved, your course grade will be posted at University of the Pacific, Benerd College. An Official Transcript is available upon completion of course requirements with Charter Schools Development Center.
Register today... 
It's simple!

 CSDC educational opportunities do not match always match directly with the university course titles. After completing a CSDC educational experience, simply register for a course number listed from below. At checkout, you can select how many credits you would like to earn.

University-Approved CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Developing New Ideas In Education-CSDC

PEDU 9008

1 -3$62 / per creditYear Round

Creating New Projects For the Classroom-CSDC

PEDU 9084

1-3$62 / per creditYear Round

Enriching Curriculum With Learning Activities-CSDC

PEDU 9085

1-3$62 / per creditYear Round

The registration process is quick and easy.

Course Number

Course Title


Tuition FeeEnrollment Date

EDUP 9311

Charter Business Officer Training Program



Year Round

EDUP 9312

Leadership Intensive Training



Year Round

EDUP 9404

CSDC H.R. Academy



Year Round

FAQ & Support

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.

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. 

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.

Self-Created Time-Log Sample

Document all the time you spend creating and implementing lesson plans, curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by what you learned. Creating your own log gives you the freedom to document all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each graduate-level credit/unit, you must document 15 hours of academic involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours and after completion of a CSDC conference, workshop, or webinar.

Date Objective & Goals Times Hours
Created new curriculum & lessons for upcoming semester
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Developed new learning activity for my curriculum/lesson plan
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Created PowerPoint/video presentation incorporating new strategies
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reviewed workshop materials and wrote draft for reflection paper
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Developed new learning activity for lecture
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Typed 3-page reflection paper discussing new lesson (first credit)
6:00 am - 7:30 am
Total hours of involvement/participation must meet 15 hours per credit

It may be that you require more or less time completing your own personal activities and/or projects, and that’s why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time. 


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Overview of Reflection Paper Requirements

1 credit = 3 page reflection paper

2 credits = 6 page reflection paper

3 credits = 9 page reflection paper

Each graduate-level credit requires a 3-page, typed, single-spaced reflection paper. The reflection paper will demonstrate your professional development by describing in detail the projects you will create and implement into your educational setting. Try to incorporate the following key points into the structure of your report.

Activities, projects, strategies, or techniques of implementation:
Describe the lesson plan, activity, project, strategy, or technique that you developed and implemented (or plan to implement) as a result of completing the professional development workshop, conference, webinar, etc. Be sure to include materials and resources utilized. For example, handouts, video/Power Point presentations, visual aids, props, books, learning strategies, etc. Detail why you chose this idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners. Explain the actual process of introducing your project and the methods used for instruction.

Population target–grade level, type of class, groups:
Define the needs and goals of the learners that you designed these ideas for and how they might correlate to their specific needs and/or core objectives. Indicate if these learning methods were designed for special need students, specific groups within a class, developmental ages, etc.

Objectives and goals:
Describe the specific targeted learning objectives and how they related to the goals of your instructional program. Try to correlate the objectives/goals to the specific activity/project you presented. Possibly correlate, when appropriate, the objectives/goals with the Common Core Standards (or your state standards) set for your curriculum.

Evaluation methods utilized:
Describe how you evaluated/will evaluate the success of the projects you developed. What methods or criteria did you use/will you use to assess your achievement of specific goals? 

Overall outcomes and reactions:
Include your personal assessments of how the learning objectives and goals were achieved. What were the reactions of your learners? How would you redesign or change the methods utilized with future utilization of the projects?

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