How it Works:

Step 1

Complete Your Induction Training with LACOE.

Step 2

Submit Proof of Completion.

Step 3

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

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

University of the Pacific — Benerd College is pleased to offer up to 8 graduate-level semester units of non-degree credit (per year) for completing the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Induction Program. This unique offering is available to all current (ongoing) and past 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. 

Los Angeles County Office of Education is dedicated in providing a rigorous and robust Induction experience that deserves recognition at a graduate-level. That’s exactly why we are prepared to help you earn credit quickly and easily, all at an affordable cost of only $45 per semester credit. Enrollment is available year round and candidates can register for credit at any time. 

LACOE Induction candidates and mentors must submit proof of their completed Induction Program in order to earn credit with University of the Pacific, Benerd College. 

  • Teacher Candidates: Canvas Grade Report
  • Mentors/Support Providers: Verification Letter
  • Early Completion Candidates: Canvas Grade Report

Please be prepared to upload proof of completion when registering for the year(s) you completed. Support providers will need to contact Ashley Ruiz for a verification letter. After verifying completion no further documentation will be necessary.

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)

Ashley Ruiz, Induction Coordinator 
562-940-1868 |

Robert Kogler, Induction Coordinator
(562) 922-6557 |

Sarah Medler, Induction Coordinator
(562) 922-6587 |

Available Courses

  • Induction Candidates
  • Mentors & Support Providers
  • Early Completion Option (ECO)
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date
Teacher Induction (Year 1) - Semester 1PEDU 92904$180Year Round
Teacher Induction (Year 1) - Semester 2PEDU 92914$180Year Round
Teacher Induction (Year 2) - Semester 1PEDU 92924$180Year Round
Teacher Induction (Year 2) - Semester 2PEDU 92934$180Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date
Induction Support Mentor (Year 1) - Semester 1PEDU 92954$180Year Round
Induction Support Mentor (Year 1) - Semester 2PEDU 92964$180Year Round
Induction Support Mentor (Year 2) - Semester 1PEDU 92974$180Year Round
Induction Support Mentor (Year 2) - Semester 2PEDU 92984$180Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date
Early Completion Option For InductionEDUP 91058$360Year Round

Registration Process

Register online at any time once you have successfully completed your Induction Program.

Online: click on “REGISTER NOW” below and select the corresponding courses for the years you completed in your Induction program. At checkout, you will be required to upload your documentation (certificate of completion) and pay with a credit card.

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. 

Grades for your courses will be submitted for processing at UOP within one week of enrolling. An unofficial transcript will also be mailed to you automatically (at no charge) by standard mail once your final grades have been entered and posted in the university system. Please know that it may take between 3-6 weeks, from the time you submit your documentation, for you to receive your transcript by regular mail. The unofficial transcript will allow you to verify that all courses and credits are reported correctly on your records. 

FAQ & Support

Office Hours:

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

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

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