University of the Pacific, Benerd College

Graduate-Level Semester Credit

Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units of Credit for Salary Advancement and/or Recertification

University of the Pacific, Benerd College, is pleased to offer graduate-level semester units of credit for completing coursework with Echoes & Reflections. Dedicated to 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 previous Echoes & Reflections participants.

Pursue up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester credits for each online course, webinar or in-person program that you complete with Echoes & Reflections. Completing a webinar or online course will allow you to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. Since 2005, Echoes & Reflections has impacted more than 72,000 educators, reaching an estimated 7 million students across the United States—and at no cost. Through Echoes & Reflections’ Holocaust education programs and resources, educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach this topic effectively.

For over 3 years, University of the Pacific/Benerd College has partnered with Echoes & Reflections to provide graduate-level semester credit for teachers, educators, administrators and counselors across the nation.

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Registration is quick and easy. Simply choose any course from below to begin earning credit. At checkout, you will be able to select how many graduate level credits you want to earn for your course. 

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Self-Created Time Log Sample

Document all the time you spend completing an Echoes & Reflections webinar/workshop, as well as time spent creating lesson plans, curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by what you learned. Creating your own log gives you the freedom of documenting 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, you will document 15 hours worth of academic involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

Date Objective & Goals Times Hours
Completed Echoes & Reflections Online Course/Webinar
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 to discuss Holocaust impact
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Incorporated Echoes & Reflections strategies into new lesson plan for classroom project
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Developed new lesson plan materials and content
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 pg reflection paper + 3 lesson plans

2 credits = 6 pg reflection paper + 6 lesson plans

3 credits = 9 pg reflection paper + 9 lesson plans

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/lesson plans you developed. 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 an Echoes & Reflections workshop, webinar, online course or in-person program. 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 set by for your curriculum.

Evaluation methods utilized:
Describe how you evaluated the success of the projects you developed. What methods or criteria did 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?

*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.

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