Graduate-Level Semester Credit
1-3 Credits Per Workshop!
How it Works:
Keys to Literacy - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers
University of the Pacific — Benerd College is pleased to offer graduate-level semester units of credit for completing coursework with Keys to Literacy. 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 previous Keys to Literacy participants.
Pursue up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester credits/units for each course, conference, workshop or webinar that you complete with Keys to Literacy. Completing a PD opportunity with Keys to Literacy will provide you with simple and effective strategies that will help you build a successful learning environment for your classroom or program. Since 2007, Keys to Literacy has helped thousands of educators improve student literacy skills with literacy professional development that is based on sound research, best practice and delivered by expert teacher trainers. Each year, Keys to Literacy works with over 50 school districts, preparing teachers to teach literacy skills to all students in all subjects. Keys to Literacy has provided literacy professional development to educators in over 20 states, collaborated with departments of education and literacy organizations, and presented at over 100 state and national literacy conferences. With virtual options available, Keys to Literacy professional development is now available to anyone, anywhere with internet connectivity.
Graduate-level credit will be awarded upon completion of the following items:
- Complete any Keys to Literacy conference, workshop, or webinar. (Keys to Literacy Workshop/Webinar/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.
Develop and implement Keys to Literacy strategies directly into your classroom or program setting.
Upon successful completion of a Keys to Literacy conference, workshop, or webinar, you will invest time reflecting on provided materials, research and reading to culminate in an innovative project of your choice (e.g., lesson(s), curriculum, learning activities, or a professional development plan, etc.) that applies the strategies learned. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of completing a reflection paper to demonstrate your professional development. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for completing your coursework requirements. The specific requirements concerning your reflection paper and time log are based on how many credits you take per course.
1 credit = 3-page reflection paper
2 credits = 6-page reflection paper
3 credits = 9-page reflection paper
Completely designed for busy teachers like you, you have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request.
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 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/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).
Select the corresponding course title for your Keys to Literacy PD offering. Each course below may be attempted for 1-3 graduate-level credits and enrollment is open year round.
|University-Approved Course||Course Number||Credits||Tuition Fee||Enrollment Date|
|$62 / per credit||Year Round|
|1-3||$62 / per credit||Year Round|
|1-3||$62 / per credit||Year Round|
$62 / per credit
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.
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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.
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/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.