Graduate-Level Semester Credit

1-3 Graduate-Level Credits Per Workshop

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete a Practical Ideas for Educators live or online conference, workshop, or webinar.

Step 2

Submit coursework requirements based on what you learn.

Step 3

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

Practical Ideas for Educators - 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 Practical Ideas for Educators (PIE). Dedicated in assisting educators and teachers across the nation, our professional development course options are designed to be practical, meaningful, and affordableAt only $62 per semester credit, opportunities are available to all current (ongoing) or previous Practical Ideas for Educators participants.

Earn up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester credits/units for each workshop/webinar that you complete with Practical Ideas for Educators. We know the value of professional development in rejuvenating an educator’s enthusiasm, providing renewed motivation to engage students in the learning process, and imparting new information and experiences to add interest and depth to your teaching, but implementing the process of what you learn from your professional development is the key to educational success. With this unique PD course option you can finally implement what you’ve learned and earn credit at the same time. 

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

  • Complete any Practical Ideas for Educators workshop or webinar. (PIE Workshop/Webinar fees are paid separately from the tuition university credit fee.)
  • Register for the corresponding workshop UOP course. (See below.)
  • Complete coursework requirements based on what you learned.

Develop and implement practical ideas and strategies directly into your classroom or program setting.

 

Upon successful completion of a PIE course, 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. The specific requirements concerning your reflection paper and time log are based on how many credits you take per course.

 

Credit Requirements

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).

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Available Courses

The choice is yours. Choose between 1-3 graduate-level semester credits for each PIE workshop or webinar that you complete. Please select the corresponding PIE course workshop title at checkout. Registration for university credit is only available to participants after they have successfully paid for their PIE Workshop at https://www.easy-aspie.com/.

University-Approved CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Stem Investigations Practicum

PEDU 9846

1 -3$62 / per creditYear Round

Middle School Writing

PEDU 9252

1-3$62 / per creditYear Round

Mathematics and Science Practicum

PEDU 9260

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Behavior Management Practicum

PEDU 9262

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Common Core Connections Mathematics

PEDU 9196

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Autism: Facts & Strategies 

PEDU 9404

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Teaching Objectives with Hands On Learning (Common Core Literacy)

PEDU 9012

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Mathematics Literature Connection

PEDU 9178

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Common Core Connection

PEDU 9196

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Writing Across the Curriculum

PEDU 9119

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Strategies for Achievement in Math & Literacy Practicum

PEDU 9120

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Primary Math Strategies Practicum

PEDU 9127

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Differentiated Instruction Practicum

PEDU 9136

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Reading Strategies to Motivate Learner Practicum

PEDU 9687

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Math Games that Teach Practicum

PEDU 9680

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Classroom Management Practicum

PEDU 9683

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

Classroom Assessment & Data Analysis Practicum

PEDU 9686

1-3

$62 / per credit

Year Round

What’s Next?

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.

FAQ & Support

Office Hours:

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

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

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.