I couldn’t be more pleased with the professional growth I’ve experienced as well as the support I’ve received through the Professional Development Programs at the University of the Pacific. In particular, the Teacher Friendly program offered a wide variety of courses that allowed flexibility in developing specialized curriculum to not only meet my professional needs, but also the learning needs of my students. I can’t think of a better program that helps educators create innovative lesson plans while also allowing them to earn graduate-level course credit at a fair price. Additionally, the program staff were kind and patient, always quick to address any inquiries and guide me through my learning experience.
On my journey to my masters plus 60 credits as a teacher in the Philadelphia School District I stalled my journey with 40 credits unfilled. I procrastinated signing up because the idea of taking classes in my busy schedule was very daunting. Pressured by some friends I finally took the plunge. Using Teacher Friendly I was able to customize my course load with work I was already doing outside of the classroom! I found myself working on the weekends for my credits while improving the content I would deliver in the classroom. Teacher Friendly was supportive, flexible and aligned with my own needs. I was able to get creative with my submissions as long as I documented my work and had high quality content to deliver at the end of the course. I highly recommend teachers to sign up today, there is no excuse to put this off!
Of all the many, many courses that I've taken in my 40- year- teaching career, these were by far the most helpful and useful. The instructors are wonderful and caring. What I really appreciated the very most was that every course I took I could immediately use in my classroom. I didn't have to change anything once I finished the coursework--It was "ready to go" for my classroom teaching. Also, when I needed more time it was easy to get an "extension" for my course work. I also received many positive comments from both administrators and students. They loved the lessons I taught. I remember my last year of teaching, I developed many materials to teach The King of Mulberry Street and that was the day I was evaluated by my administrator, and she could tell that not only my Gifted students, but she was also absolutely captivated with how this lesson went. Many Kudos to the Teacher Friendly Team for providing these amazing opportunities to actually teach the coursework we submitted!
As a full-time teacher and mother, I was ecstatic to find University of the Pacific’s Professional Development Program because it allowed me to further my studies on my subject while also advancing my pay scale. The program was easy to apply for, I was able to do all the work as my busy schedule permitted, and the response to my submissions was fast, professional and personalized. I am so elated with this program that I have already recommended it to colleagues, and I will be applying for more classes through them very soon!
I develop a lot of materials for my advanced language classes. TeacherFriendly.com offers me the chance to turn that hard work into PD credit without the hassle of taking expensive university coursework that doesn't easily apply to my curriculum. The process was easy, quick, and the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. When I email, I get a quick response, and when I call, a real person answers the phone! Great service! Great value!
I am very happy with my experience while completing my Teacher Friendly course. I am grateful for the ability to earn credits while developing units and creating projects for my class. This course validates the hard work teachers put into their classroom. The professor was easy to communicate with and gave valuable feedback. I highly recommend Teacher Friendly. It was truly a great experience.