Earn graduate-level semester credit with the San Francisco Unified School District Induction New Teacher Support Program (SIP) and University of the Pacific – Benerd College.
SIP 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 $50 per semester credit. Registration to earn university credit is only available for the academic year during which you participate. As per SFUSD policy, participants are not eligible to apply for units retroactively.
In order to award graduate-level credits University of the Pacific – Benerd College requires that you submit proof of your induction program completion.
How many credits can you earn?
Participating Teachers: Year 1 (8 credits)
Participating Teachers: Year 2 (8 credits)
Early Completion Option: Year 1 (8 credits)
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, provided directly through University of the Pacific – Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification. 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.
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).
Important: Please submit an SFUSD Pre-Approval of Credits For Salary Classification Change form to determine acceptability of UOP units prior to enrolling for UOP units.
Completed courses are graded under the Pass/No Credit grading system. All course grades will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific – Benerd College.
The registration process is quick and easy.
Teacher Induction 1
Teacher Induction 2
Early Completion Option
FAQ & Support
Online: click on “REGISTER NOW“ and select your desired course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.
Submit an SFUSD Pre-Approval of Credits For Salary Classification Change form to determine acceptability of UOP units prior to enrolling for UOP units. UOP’s continuing education course credits 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.