Santa Clara Unified School District
Teacher Induction Program

Graduate-Level Semester Credit

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete Your Induction Program with Santa Clara Unified School District.

Step 2

Allow SCUSD Induction Staff to verify your completion.

Step 3

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

Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit with University of the Pacific/Benerd College & Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD)

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 Santa Clara Unified School District Induction Program. This unique offering is available to all current (ongoing) and past Induction candidates, Mentors/Coaches and Interns. 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. SCUSD 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 at an affordable cost of only $80 per semester credit. Enrollment is available year round and candidates can register for credit at any time. 

SCUSD staff will verify completion of your Induction program or Mentor/Coach training, upon your registration. No further documentation is required after registering for your courses. If for any reason there is an issue with your course registration(s), our team will reach out to provide you with an update and assistance.

How many credits can you earn?

Induction Candidates: Year 1 (8 credits)
Induction Candidates: Year 2 (8 credits)
Mentors Candidates: Year 1 (8 credits)
Mentor Candidates: Year 2 (8 credits)
Coaches: Year 1 (1-4 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. Each graduate-level semester credit 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).

Completed courses are graded under the pass/no pass grading system. All course grades will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific/Benerd College. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.

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CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Development for Beginning Teachers Part 1 (1st year)

PEDU 90204


Year Round

Development for Beginning Teachers Part 2 (1st year)

PEDU 90214


Year Round

Development for Beginning Teachers Part 3 (2nd year)

PEDU 90224


Year Round

Development for Beginning Teachers Part 4 (2nd year)

PEDU 90234


Year Round
CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Support Provider Mentoring Part 1 (1st year)

PEDU 90244


Year Round

Support Provider Mentoring Part 2 (1st year)

PEDU 90254


Year Round

Support Provider Mentoring Part 3 (2nd year)

PEDU 90264


Year Round

Support Provider Mentoring Part 4 (2nd year)

PEDU 90274


Year Round

Coaching for Coaches

PEDU 9704


$80/per credit

Year Round

What’s Next?

Upon registering and submitting all required documentation for your Induction Program, you will receive a confirmation email. Once your documentation and payment has been reviewed, approved and processed, you will be assigned a “Passing (P)” letter grade for your Induction courses. 

An official transcript is available upon request after you grades have been posted. It may take between 3-4 weeks for your grades to be posted, upon registering for courses.

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