Earn Graduate-Level Semester Credit with IDEAL Bay Area and University of the Pacific!

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete a Professional Development Offering with IDEAL Bay Area.

Step 2

Upload your IDEAL Certificate of Completion.

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Semester Credit from University of the Pacific, Benerd College.

IDEAL Bay Area - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers

IDEAL is pleased to partner with University of the Pacific/Benerd College to offer graduate-level semester units of credit to participants for completing our professional development. At only $62 per semester credit, opportunities are available to all current (ongoing) or previous IDEAL Bay Area participants. The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and participants who earn units will receive an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office at UOP. These units can be used for salary step increases if graduate units are recognized by your districts which is typically the case.

*Please note, after registration you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to order your official transcript for an additional $7.25. The $62 per unit is the cost for the graduate units only.

Graduate-level credit will be awarded upon completion of the following:

  • Complete a professional development offering with IDEAL Bay Area.
  • Register for the corresponding university-approved course (see below).
  • Upload your certificate of completion (Provided by IDEAL staff) at checkout when registering for your course.

Hayward District Design Team - (1-2 credits)

Course participants must complete the “Hayward District Design Team” professional development in order to earn the 1-2 graduate level units (You choose # of units) through University of the Pacific. No additional coursework will be required other than to submit your certificate of completion at check out when registering for your course (Provided by IDEAL staff).

 

Our Changing Planet 101 - (1-2 credits)

Course participants must complete the “Our Changing Planet” professional development in order to earn the 1-2 graduate level units (You choose # of units) through University of the Pacific. No additional coursework will be required other than to submit your certificate of completion at check out when registering for your course (Provided by IDEAL staff).

 

Our Changing Planet Summer Intensive 202 - (1-2 credits)

Course participants must complete the “Our Changing Planet Summer Intensive 202” professional development in order to earn the 1-2 graduate level units (You choose # of units) through University of the Pacific. No additional coursework will be required other than to submit your certificate of completion at check out when registering for your course (Provided by IDEAL staff).

An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of course requirements with IDEAL Bay Area. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your completed coursework was reviewed and graded. 

 

Completed courses are graded Pass/No Pass 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/units, 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).

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. 

Course Title

Course Number

Units

Tuition FeeEnrollment Date

Our Changing Planet Summer Intensive 203

EDUP 9412

1 - 2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Integrated Learning for Creativity and Equity Institute

EDUP 9413

1

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Learning Everywhere

EDUP 9375

2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Hayward Arts Learning District Design Team

EDUP 9347

1 - 2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Our Changing Planet 101

EDUP 9325

1 - 2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Our Changing Planet Summer Intensive 202

EDUP 9326

1 - 2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

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. 

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.