How it Works:

Step 1

Complete Your Induction Training with Riverside Unified School District.

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 & Riverside Unified School District.

University of the Pacific — Benerd College is pleased to offer up to 8 graduate-level semester units of credit (per year) for completing the Riverside Unified School DistrictThis 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. 

We understand that completing your RUSD Induction Program provides a rigorous and robust 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 $50 per semester credit. Enrollment is available year round and candidates can register for credit at any time. 

RUSD Induction candidates and mentors must submit proof of their completed Induction Program in order to earn credit with University of the Pacific, Benerd College. A Certificate of Completion issued by Hans Kaufhold, is required to verify each year that you successfully complete with RUSD Induction Program. 

  • Teacher Candidates: Certificate of Completion
  • Mentors: Certificate of Completion 
  • Early Completion Candidates: Certificate of Completion 

Please be prepared to upload your certificate when registering for the year(s) you completed. No further documentation is required.

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)

Hans KaufholdInduction Program Specialist
Email: wkaufhold@rusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: (951) 788-7135 Ext. 41604

Available Courses

  • Induction Candidates
  • Mentors & Support Providers
  • Early Completion Option (ECO)
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. 

FAQ & Support

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 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. 

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