Graduate-Level Semester Credit

1-6 Credits / Units Per Conference

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete an Express Fluency Conference (Conference in the Cloud).

Step 2

Submit coursework requirements based on what you learn.

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Semester Credit from Univeristy of the Pacific — Benerd College.

Express Fluency Conferences - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers

University of the Pacific — Benerd College is pleased to offer graduate-level semester credits / units for completing coursework with Express Fluency. 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 Express Fluency conference participants.

Earn up to 6 hours of graduate-level semester credits / units after each conference that you complete with Express Fluency. Add new tools to your teaching toolkit – don’t just admire them. Express Fluency PD conferences are designed to resemble how we acquired our first language so that you can learn quickly and effectively. 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 this unique PD course option 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 an Express Fluency Conference. (Express Fluency conference fees are paid separately from the tuition university credit fee.)
  • Register for a UOP Course. (See below.)
  • Complete coursework requirements based on what you learned.

Upon successful completion of an Express Fluency conference, you will invest time reflecting on provided materials to apply the strategies and ideas learned.

 

Express Fluency coursework can be tailored specifically to your goals and educational setting. Although suggestions are provided on what type of coursework (learning activities and projects) you may complete, the actual experiences, work you develop and implement, and content you encounter are driven by you. Now is the time for you to select a topic of interest, possibly an area of concern, one that needs improvement, or perhaps a new approach that you have not been able to study or implement.

 

Suggested activities and projects to help you earn credit:

Development or revision of classroom curriculum, rubrics, lesson plans, educational games, learning activities, PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, worksheets, educational websites, classroom visuals, classroom assignments and projects, bulletin boards, learning centers, anchor charts, assessments, teacher-created books, Express Fluency activities, self-evaluation/reflection reports, storytelling activities, units of study, etc.

 

Designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to complete your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted if needed. The projects you choose to develop will ultimately demonstrate the application of time you invest in Express Fluency experiences, such as research, videos, readings, etc. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for this course. 

 

Overview of Requirements

 

1. Define your course objective(s): When registering you will be required to provide a short description of the prospective activities and/or projects that you plan to create and /or implement. You may always modify, change, adapt or incorporate new ideas throughout the entire course duration.

 

2. Develop a self-created time log: Create a log to document the effort and time that you dedicate to the process of completing your coursework requirements. You can also document hours for activities and projects that you have created previously by back tracking the date in your log. Your log, however, must be specific and include dates, times, accomplishments and proof. For each graduate-level credit, you will document 15 hours of academic involvement. 

 

Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing notes throughout the online conference, writing, watching educational videos and films for ideas, constructing visuals, putting together new curriculum & rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested amplifying and enriching your professional needs with Express Fluency.

 

3. Provide proof of completed objectives: When all your goals are finally met, you will submit proof of completed objectives (activities & projects) and your self-created time log.

 

 

Credit Requirements

1 credit = 15 hours

2 credits = 30 hours

3 credits = 45 hours

4 credits = 60 hours

5 credits = 75 hours

6 credits = 90 hours

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 in which 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 credits, 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 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).

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Available Courses

UOP course titles will not match directly with Express Fluency conferences. The choice is yours. You choose which course and how many graduate-level semester credits you would like to earn with Express Fluency. Each course below may be attempted for 1-6 graduate-level credits and enrollment is open year round.

University-Approved CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Creating Teaching Innovative Ideas for Teaching Spanish - EF

EDUP 9134

1 -6

$79 / per credit

Year Round

Curriculum Enhancement through Special Projects - EF

PEDU 9007

1 -6

$79 / per credit

Year Round

Creative Projects for the Classroom - EF

PEDU 9011

1-6

$79 / per credit

Year Round

Focus with Topics to Accelerate Learning - EF

PEDU 9289

1-6

$79 / per credit

Year Round

What’s Next?

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.

FAQ & Support

Office Hours:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Pacific Time

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Frequently Asked Questions

You can register one of two ways:

1. Online: click on “REGISTER NOW and select your desired course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.

2. By Mail/Fax: Complete the PDF Course Registration Form and send your documentation to our office. You may include a check or money order as a payment option.

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 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.