How it Works:

Step 1

Complete Your Induction Training with Kings County Office of Education.

Step 2

Submit Proof of Completion.

Step 3

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

Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit with University of the Pacific -- Benerd College & Kings County Office of Education.​

University of the Pacific/Benerd College is pleased to offer up to 8 graduate-level semester credits (per year) for completing the Kings County Office of Education New Teacher Induction Program. This unique offering is available to all current (ongoing) and past Teacher 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. 

Kings County Office of Education Induction Staff will verify your completion on either your Induction program, Mentor training, or Early Completion Option, upon your registration. No further documentation is required after registering for your courses. KCOE will validate the hours completed in your Induction Program. 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.

How many credits can you earn?
Induction Candidates: Year 1 (8 credits)
Induction Candidates: Year 2 (8 credits)
Induction Mentors: Year 1 (8 credits)
Induction Mentors: Year 2 (8 credits)
Early Completion Option: Year 1 (8 credits)

LaVonne Chastain
KCOE New Teacher Induction Director
Phone: 559-589-7085
 
Summer Headley
Coordinator
Phone: 559-589-7023
                

Available Courses

  • Induction Candidates
  • Mentors & Support Providers
  • Early Completion Option
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date
Teacher Induction (Year 1) - Semester 1PEDU 92904$200Year Round
Teacher Induction (Year 1) - Semester 2PEDU 92914$200Year Round
Teacher Induction (Year 2) - Semester 1PEDU 92924$200Year Round
Teacher Induction (Year 2) - Semester 2PEDU 92934$200Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date
Induction Support Mentor (Year 1) - Semester 1PEDU 92954$200Year Round
Induction Support Mentor (Year 1) - Semester 2PEDU 92964$200Year Round
Induction Support Mentor (Year 2) - Semester 1PEDU 92974$200Year Round
Induction Support Mentor (Year 2) - Semester 2PEDU 92984$200Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date
Early Completion Option For InductionEDUP 91058$360Year 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. 

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