El Rancho Unified School District

Graduate-Level Semester Credit

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete Your Induction Training with El Rancho Unified School District.

Step 2

Submit Proof of Completion.

Step 3

Earn Credit on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College.

Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit with University of the Pacific/Benerd College & El Rancho Unified School District (ERUSD)

University of the Pacific/Benerd College is pleased to offer up to 6 graduate-level semester units of non-degree credit (per year) for completing the El Rancho Unified School District Induction Program. This unique offering is available to all current (ongoing) and past Induction candidates, ECO candidates and mentors. 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. Candidates seeking credit for such purposes are advised to check with the appropriate agencies and gain approval prior to registering. 

ERUSD is dedicated in providing a rigorous and robust Induction experience that deserves recognition at a graduate-level. That’s exactly why we are prepared to help you earn at an affordable cost of only $50 per semester credit. Enrollment is available year round and candidates can register for credit at any time. 

Induction candidates and mentors must submit proof of their completed Induction Program in order to earn credit with University of the Pacific, Benerd College.

EUSD staff will verify your induction completion on your Induction program or Mentor training, upon your registration. No further documentation is required after registering for your courses. If for any reason there is an issue with your course registration(s), our team will reach out to provide you with an update and assistance.

Candidates seeking credit must provide the respective documentation: 

  • Teacher Candidates: Certificate of Completion
  • Mentors: Certificate of Completion 
  • Early Completion Candidates: Certificate of Completion 

Please be prepared to upload your certificate of completion when registering for the year(s) you completed.

How many credits can you earn?
Induction Candidates: Year 1 (6 credits)
Induction Candidates: Year 2 (6 credits)
Induction Mentors: Year 1 (6 credits)
Induction Mentors: Year 2 (6 credits)
Early Completion Option: Year 1 (6credits)

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 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 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).

Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific/Benerd College. 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 on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.

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Available Courses

  • Induction Candidates
  • Mentors & Support Providers
  • Early Completion Option (ECO)
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Teacher Induction Year 1

EDUP 9306

6

$300

Year Round

Teacher Induction Year 2

EDUP 9307

6

$300

Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Teacher Induction Mentor Year 1

EDUP 9308

6

$300

Year Round

Teacher Induction Mentor Year 2

EDUP 9309

6

$300

Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Early Completion Option

EDUP 9105

6

$300

Year Round

What’s Next?

Upon registering and submitting all required documentation for your Induction Program, you will receive a confirmation email from our professional development office. No further documentation is required. Once your documentation and payment has been reviewed, approved and processed, you will be assigned a “Passing (P)” letter grade for your Induction courses. 

An official transcript is available upon request after you grades have been posted.

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 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. 

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