Kansas World Language Association

Graduate-Level Semester Credit

Graduate-Level Semester Units/Credits

Earn graduate-level semester credit with Kansas World Language Association (KSWLA) and University of the Pacific – Benerd College (UOP). 

University of the Pacific is pleased to offer the opportunity to earn graduate-level semester (non-degree) credit upon completion of course requirements with KSWLA. 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) and previous participants of credit-approved programs with KSWLA.

Participating in a professional development opportunity with KSWLA and University of the Pacific will provide you with a convenient and cost-effective way of earning credit within a timeframe that works best for your schedule.

Course Requirements

KSWLA offers a variety of professional development opportunities that each consist of unique experiences, expectations, and practicum requirements for the awarding of graduate-level credit through University of the Pacific – Benerd College.


Practicum Requirements

Upon successful completion of a credit-approved training with Kansas World Language Association, you will be instructed to invest time reflecting on your learnings, research, and relevant readings. As a student, your course practicum requirements will consist of developing a time log that documents the time and hours that you invested into completing your course requirements. The specific requirements concerning your time log are based on how many credits you decide to register for your course. Each credit registered will require 15 hours of documented participation listed on your time log. Additional instructions and detailed requirements for your course will be emailed to you upon registration.


1 credit = 15 hours

2 credits = 30 hours

3 credits = 45 hours 


Whether you spend time reviewing your workshop videos and materials, brainstorming, researching, reading, writing, constructing visuals, or putting together new curriculum and rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested in applying KSWLA learnings and concepts into your classroom and teaching. 


Specifically designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. The overall course objective is aimed at implementing the best practices of education while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state.  

About the Credits & Pacific

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level (non-degree) semester units of credit provided directly through the University of the Pacific – Benerd College. They are primarily designed to be used towards salary advancement and recertification. The credits are acceptable where local districts approve and applicable to state licensing where authorized. We always encourage you to check with your employer for the acceptability of these credits. Course participants are responsible for determining the acceptability of these credits for their intended use. Each graduate-level semester credit/unit is equivalent to 15 hours of academic involvement. Graduate-level semester credit is not applicable towards a degree program at University of the Pacific – Benerd College.


The University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest privately chartered university, and it is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Grades & Transcripts

Completed courses are letter graded. An official transcript is available upon successful completion of course requirements. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your information was reviewed and approved.

University of the Pacific - Benerd College is pleased to partner with Kansas World Language Association to provide graduate-level semester credit to educators, administrators, counselors, and teachers across the nation.

UOP Benefits:

How It Works:

Step 1
Complete a conference or workshop from Kansas World Language Association (KSWLA).
Please note: The cost of a conference/workshop on Kansas World Language Association is paid separately from the university credit tuition fee. Pay only $62 per semester credit to University of the Pacific.
Step 1
Step 2
Register for graduate-level credit with University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
Please be prepared to upload your KSWLA Certificate of Completion when registering for your course at checkout. Your program participation with KSWLA will need to be verified and approved for processing at University of the Pacific.

Additional details and course requirements will be emailed to you after your application has been approved for processing at University of the Pacific. Please allow 2-3 days to receive your coursework requirements.
Step 2
Step 3
Earn Graduate-Level Credit on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
After your documentation has been reviewed and approved, your course grade(s) will be submitted for posting at University of the Pacific - Benerd College. You may proceed to order an e-transcript after your course grades are posted at UOP.
Step 3
Register today... 
It's simple!

Course Title

Course NumberCredits



Developing New Ideas In Education- KSWLA

PEDU 9008

1 -3


Year Round

Creating New Projects For the Classroom - KSWLA

PEDU 9084



Year Round

Enriching Curriculum With Learning Activities - KSWLA

PEDU 9085



Year Round

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. 

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.

Overview of Reflection Paper Requirements

1 credit = 3 page reflection paper

2 credits = 6 page reflection paper

3 credits = 9 page reflection paper

Each graduate-level credit requires a 3-page, typed, single-spaced reflection paper. The reflection paper will demonstrate your professional development by describing in detail the projects you will create and implement into your educational setting. Try to incorporate the following key points into the structure of your report.

Activities, projects, strategies, or techniques of implementation:
Describe the lesson plan, activity, project, strategy, or technique that you developed and implemented (or plan to implement) as a result of completing the professional development workshop, conference, webinar, etc. Be sure to include materials and resources utilized. For example, handouts, video/Power Point presentations, visual aids, props, books, learning strategies, etc. Detail why you chose this idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners. Explain the actual process of introducing your project and the methods used for instruction.

Population target–grade level, type of class, groups:
Define the needs and goals of the learners that you designed these ideas for and how they might correlate to their specific needs and/or core objectives. Indicate if these learning methods were designed for special need students, specific groups within a class, developmental ages, etc.

Objectives and goals:
Describe the specific targeted learning objectives and how they related to the goals of your instructional program. Try to correlate the objectives/goals to the specific activity/project you presented. Possibly correlate, when appropriate, the objectives/goals with the Common Core Standards (or your state standards) set for your curriculum.

Evaluation methods utilized:
Describe how you evaluated/will evaluate the success of the projects you developed. What methods or criteria did you use/will you use to assess your achievement of specific goals? 

Overall outcomes and reactions:
Include your personal assessments of how the learning objectives and goals were achieved. What were the reactions of your learners? How would you redesign or change the methods utilized with future utilization of the projects?

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Self-Created Time-Log Sample

Document all the time you spend creating and implementing lesson plans, curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by what you learned. Creating your own log gives you the freedom to document all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each graduate-level credit/unit, you must document 15 hours of academic involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours and after completion of a KSWLA conference, workshop, or webinar.

Date Objective & Goals Times Hours
Created new curriculum & lessons for upcoming semester
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Developed new learning activity for my curriculum/lesson plan
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Created PowerPoint/video presentation incorporating new strategies
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reviewed workshop materials and wrote draft for reflection paper
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Developed new learning activity for lecture
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Typed 3-page reflection paper discussing new lesson (first credit)
6:00 am - 7:30 am
Total hours of involvement/participation must meet 15 hours per credit

It may be that you require more or less time completing your own personal activities and/or projects, and that’s why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time. 


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