The Comprehensible Classroom

Graduate-Level Semester Credit

Graduate-Level Semester Units/Credits

University of the Pacific is pleased to offer graduate-level semester units of credit for completing coursework with The Comprehensible Classroom. Dedicated in assisting educators and teachers across the nation, our professional development course options are designed to be practical, meaningful, and affordable. At only $62 per semester credit, opportunities are available to all current (ongoing) and previous participants of credit-approved workshops from The Comprehensible Classroom.

Participating in a professional development opportunity with The Comprehensible Classroom and University of the Pacific will provide you with a convenient and cost-effective way of earning credit within a timeframe that works best for your schedule.

Coursework Requirements

The Comprehensible Classroom offers a variety of professional development opportunities that each uniquely consist of different experiences, expectations and practicum requirements for the awarding of graduate-level credit through University of the Pacific, Benerd College. 

 

Practicum Requirements

Upon successful completion of a credit-approved training with The Comprehensible Classroom, you will be instructed to invest time reflecting on your learnings, research and relevant readings. As a student, your course practicum requirements will consist of (a) developing a time log that documents the time and hours that you invested into completing your course requirements and (b) writing a reflection paper demonstrating your gained professional development with The Comprehensible Classroom experience. The specific requirements concerning your time log are based on how many credits you decide to register for your course. Each credit registered will require 15 hours of documented participation listed on your time log. Additional instructions and detailed requirements for your course will be emailed to you upon registration.

 

1 credit = 15 hours

2 credits = 30 hours

3 credits = 45 hours 

 

Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, watching educational videos and films for ideas, constructing visuals, or putting together new curriculum and rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested in applying The Comprehensible Classroom learnings and concepts into your classroom and teaching. 

 

Specifically designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. The overall course objective is aimed at implementing the best practices of education while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state.   

Grades & Transcripts

An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of course requirements. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your completed course was reviewed and graded. Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific – Benerd College. 

About the Credits & Pacific

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, 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).

In-Person 2 Day Training: Teach & Assess for Acquisition

Develop and implement strategies from The Comprehensible Classroom into your classroom or program setting.

 

Complete the In-Person 2 Day Training: Teach for Acquisition and Assess for Acquisition

 

Complete a Time Log: Create a PDF or Word document including a self-created time log documenting the time you spend creating curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by your In-Person 2 Day Training. Creating your own log gives you the freedom of documenting all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each Graduate-Level Unit, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.  Be sure and document the time you spent working on the workbook and reflection questions.  You can also document time that you spend reading and posting in the community forums.   

 

Whether you spend time brainstorming new ideas, creating new curriculum, researching, reading, typing your reports, reviewing The Comprehensible materials/resources, or composing notes during the course sessions, you are able to document all the professional time that you have invested enhancing your professional development with The Comprehensible Classroom. 

 

Complete a Reflection Paper: For each graduate-level unit, type a 3-page, single-spaced narrative report summarizing your overall experience of creating and/or developing new ideas inspired your professional development experience. You may modify, change, or adapt any ideas to meet your professional needs. The culminating goal of this report is to demonstrate how your 2 Day Training empowered your professional development. Use the workbook activities and reflections to frame this paper.  

 

1 unit = 3 pages (15 hours)

2 units = 6 pages (30 hours)

 

Email your coursework: Coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from the date you register, 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 and graded. Email your completed coursework as an attachment to: coursework@teacherfriendly.com. Please include in the subject line “Comprehensible Classroom – Coursework Submission.”

 

 

Credit Requirements

1 credit = 3-page reflection paper

2 credit = 6-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.

 

*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.

SOMOS Challenge

SOMOS Challenge is a self-paced course intended for teachers who are new to using the SOMOS, Nous Somme, or Sumus curricula. The course will help teachers understand core components, key mindsets, and the foundational ideas of Second Language Acquisition that inform the curricula. The format of the class includes a blend of video instruction with topical reading and self-reflection. Participants will be given some required videos/articles and will be asked to choose some readings/videos from a selection to allow them to personalize their learning.

Credit Requirements (One Graduate-Level Credit)

  • Watch all required videos and read all the required articles.
  • Complete a short reflection for each resource. 
  • Submit reflection form and course evaluation for a certificate of completion. 
  • Upon earning your certificate of completion, simply email your certificate of completion to “info@teacherfriendly.com” to validate your course participation and to be graded.

*Click on the link to be guided through the course materials and to access the submission form for course completion:  https://bit.ly/SummerSOMOSChallenge 

Course Objectives

  • Participants will understand the components of the SOMOS (Nous Sommes, Sumus) curriculum and know where to find resources to learn more.
  • Participants will understand how to best apply the curriculum in their unique teaching context.
  • Participants will be introduced to key mindsets and Second Language Acquisition theory in order to understand the pedagogy behind the curriculum.
  • Participants will reflect on their classroom practice and their alignment with second language research and best practices.
  • ​Participants will leave with an overview of assessment and grading in SOMOS (Nous Sommes, Sumus) and know where to access resources for meeting school expectations in their unique contexts.
Acquisition Boot Camp (ABC) - 2023

Develop and implement strategies from The Comprehensible Classroom into your classroom or program setting.

 

Complete The Comprehensible Classroom Acquisition Boot Camp: Watch all videos (20 pre-recorded, 4 live sessions).

 

Complete a Time Log: Create a PDF or Word document including a self-created time log documenting the time you spend creating curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by Acquisition Boot Camp. Creating your own log gives you the freedom of documenting all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each Graduate-Level Unit, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.  Be sure and document the time you spent working on the workbook and reflection questions.  You can also document time that you spend reading and posting in the community forums.   

 

Whether you spend time brainstorming new ideas, creating new curriculum, researching, reading, typing your reports, reviewing The Comprehensible materials/resources, or composing notes during the course sessions, you are able to document all the professional time that you have invested enhancing your professional development with The Comprehensible Classroom. 

 

Complete a Reflection Paper: For each graduate-level unit, type a 3-page, single-spaced narrative report summarizing your overall experience of creating and/or developing new ideas inspired your professional development experience. You may modify, change, or adapt any ideas to meet your professional needs. The culminating goal of this report is to demonstrate how Acquisition Boot Camp empowered your professional development. Use the workbook activities and reflections to frame this paper.  

 

1 unit = 3 pages (15 hours)

2 units = 6 pages (30 hours)

 

Email your coursework: Coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from the date you register, 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 and graded. Email your completed coursework as an attachment to: coursework@teacherfriendly.com. Please include in the subject line “Comprehensible Classroom – Coursework Submission.”

 

 

Credit Requirements

1 credit = 3-page reflection paper

2 credit = 6-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.

 

*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.

Grades & Transcripts

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 3-4 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. 

About the Credits & Pacific

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, 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).

For over 4 years, University of the Pacific-Benerd College has partnered with The Comprehensible Classroom to provide graduate-level semester credit to educators, administrators, counselors, and teachers across the nation.

UOP Benefits:

How It Works:

Complete a credit-approved professional development experience with The Comprehensible Classroom.​
Please note: Comprehensible Classroom fees are paid separately from the university credit tuition fee. Pay only $62 per semester credit to University of the Pacific.
Register for Graduate-Level Credit with University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
After completion of your training/program, register for the corresponding UOP course and submit coursework requirements based on what you learned. Simply invest time reflecting on your learnings, research, and relevant readings. You will be required to submit a reflection paper and a time log documenting the time and hours that you invested into completing your course requirements. The specific time log requirements are based on how many credits you decide to register for your course. Each credit registered will require 15 hours of participation documented on your time log.
Earn Graduate-Level Credit on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
After your documentation has been reviewed and approved, your course grades will be posted at University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
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Course Title

Course NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

In Person 2 Day Training: Teach for Acquisition and Assess for Acquisition

EDUP 9411

1-2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

SOMOS Challenge

EDUP 9399

1

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Acquisition Boot Camp 2023

EDUP 9478

1-2

$62 / per credit

Register Here

Course Title

Course NumberCredits

Tuition

Enrollment

SOMOS Acquisition Boot Camp (SOMOS ABC)

EDUP 9730

1-2

$62/credit

Register Here

EDUP 9334: Assessment for Acquisition Boot Camp (A-ABC)

EDUP 9334

1

$62/credit

Register Here

Extended 2-day In-person Training: Teach for Acquisition and Assess for Acquisition

EDUP 9699

1-2

$62/credit

Register Here

Acquisition Academy 3 Day In-person Workshop

EDUP 9531

1-3

$62/credit

Register Here

Acquisition Academy Beyond the Basics Two-day Training

EDUP 9532

1-2

$62/credit

Register Here

In Person 2 Day Training: Teach for Acquisition and Assess for Acquisition

EDUP 9411

1-2

$62/credit

Register Here

SOMOS Challenge

EDUP 9399

1

$62/credit

Register Here

Acquisition Boot Camp 2024

EDUP 9658

1-2

$62/credit

Register Here

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.

The Comprehensible Classroom offers a variety of professional development opportunities that each uniquely consist of different experiences, expectations and practicum requirements for the awarding of graduate-level credit through University of the Pacific, Benerd College. 

Practicum Requirements

Upon successful completion of a credit-approved training with The Comprehensible Classroom, you will be instructed to invest time reflecting on your learnings, research and relevant readings. As a student, your course practicum requirements will consist of developing a time log that documents the time and hours that you invested into completing your course requirements, in addition to writing a reflection paper demonstrating your gained professional development with The Comprehensible Classroom. The specific requirements concerning your time log are based on how many credits you decide to register for your course. Each credit registered will require 15 hours of participation listed on your time log. Additional instructions and detailed requirements for your course will be emailed to you upon registration.

1 credit = 15 hours

2 credits = 30 hours

3 credits = 45 hours 

Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, watching educational videos and films for ideas, constructing visuals, or putting together new curriculum and rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested in applying The Comprehensible Classroom learnings and concepts into your classroom and teaching.

Specifically designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. The overall course objective is aimed at implementing the best practices of education while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state.   

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.

Overview of Reflection Paper Requirements

1 credit = 3-page reflection paper

2 credits = 6-page reflection paper

Each graduate-level credit requires a 3-page, typed, single-spaced reflection paper. Try to incorporate the following key points into the structure of your reflection paper.  

OPTION A: Try to answer the following questions in your paper:

ACQUISITION

      • What does it mean to be proficient in a language?
      • How are languages acquired?
      • What is the developmental order of language and what are the implications for the language classroom?
      • What does it mean to be comprehensible and comprehended in a world language class, and why is it relevant? 
      • What new ideas are you thinking about as a result of this week’s videos and materials?
      • What ideas resonated with your previous teaching experience?  

COMPREHENSION

      • What are key skills in being comprehensible/comprehended? 
      • What one skill would you like to focus on?
      • How will you focus on it?
      • Reflect: how did it go?  
      • What new ideas are you thinking about as a result of this week’s videos and materials?
      • What ideas resonated with your previous teaching experience?  

INSTRUCTION

  • What instructional strategies (MovieTalk, Card Talk, Story Ask, etc.) have you used before to connect with your student’s lives and remain comprehensible?  
  • Is there anything you would like to change about your approach to these?
  • What one new strategy would you like to implement as a result of this training? 
  • Reflect: how did it go?  
  • What new ideas are you thinking about as a result of this week’s videos and materials?
  • What ideas resonated with your previous teaching experience?   

ASSESSMENT

  • What are some reasons to grade for mastery? 
  • What do grades do (or not do)? What do grades measure?
  • What are some challenges for you in implementing mastery based grading? 
  • What are the advantages of mastery based grading? 
  • Are there assessments that you use that are already proficiency-based performance assessments? 
  • Are there changes you can make to existing assessments to align them with proficiency based performance?  
  • What new ideas are you thinking about as a result of this week’s videos and materials?
  • What ideas resonated with your previous teaching experience?

OPTION B: 

Activities, projects, strategies, or techniques of implementation: 

Describe the activity, strategy, or technique that you developed as a result of completing your professional development experience (workshop, webinar, class or training). Be sure to include materials and resources utilized. For example, handouts, visual aids, props, books, learning strategies, etc. Detail why you chose this idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners. Explain the actual process of introducing your project and the methods used for instruction. 

Population target: grade level, type of class, groups: 

Define the needs and goals of the learners that you designed these ideas for and how they might correlate to their specific needs and/or core objectives. Indicate if these learning methods were designed for special need students, specific groups within a class, developmental ages, etc. 

Objectives and goals: 

Describe the specific targeted learning objectives and how they related to the goals of your instructional program. Try to correlate the objectives/goals to the specific activity/project you presented. Possibly correlate, when appropriate, the objectives/goals with the mastery outcomes recommended.  

Evaluation methods utilized: 

Describe how you evaluated the success of the projects you developed. What methods or criteria did you use to assess your achievement of specific goals? 

Overall outcomes and reactions: 

Include your personal assessments of how the learning objectives and goals were achieved. What were the reactions of your learners? How would you redesign or change the methods utilized with future utilization of the projects? 

©2021 The Comprehensible Classroom. UOP Affiliate. All rights reserved.

Self-Created Time-Log Sample

Document all the time you spend creating and implementing lesson plans, curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by what you learned. Creating your own log gives you the freedom to document all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each graduate-level credit/unit, you must document 15 hours of academic involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

Date Objective & Goals Times Hours
4/21
Created new curriculum & lessons for upcoming semester
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6
4/23
Developed new learning activity for my curriculum/lesson plan
7:00 am - 9:00 am
2
4/27
Created PowerPoint/video presentation incorporating new strategies
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
2
5/2
Reviewed workshop materials and wrote draft for reflection paper
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2
5/3
Developed new learning activity for lecture
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
1.5
5/6
Typed 3-page reflection paper discussing new lesson (first credit)
6:00 am - 7:30 am
1.5
Total hours of involvement/participation must meet 15 hours per credit
15

It may be that you require more or less time completing your own personal activities and/or projects, and that’s why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time. 

©2021 The Comprehensible Classroom. UOP Affiliate. All rights reserved.

Overview of Reflection Paper Requirements

1 credit = 3-page reflection paper

Each graduate-level credit requires a 3-page, typed, single-spaced reflection paper. The reflection paper will demonstrate your professional development by describing in detail the projects you will create and implement into your educational setting. Try to incorporate the following key points into the structure of your report.

Activities, projects, strategies, or techniques of implementation:
Describe the lesson plan, activity, project, strategy, or technique that you developed and implemented (or plan to implement) as a result of completing the professional development workshop, conference, webinar, etc. Be sure to include materials and resources utilized. For example, handouts, video/Power Point presentations, visual aids, props, books, learning strategies, etc. Detail why you chose this idea and how it fits into your professional development needs or those of your learners. Explain the actual process of introducing your project and the methods used for instruction.

Population target–grade level, type of class, groups:
Define the needs and goals of the learners that you designed these ideas for and how they might correlate to their specific needs and/or core objectives. Indicate if these learning methods were designed for special need students, specific groups within a class, developmental ages, etc.

Objectives and goals:
Describe the specific targeted learning objectives and how they related to the goals of your instructional program. Try to correlate the objectives/goals to the specific activity/project you presented. Possibly correlate, when appropriate, the objectives/goals with the Common Core Standards (or your state standards) set for your curriculum.

Evaluation methods utilized:
Describe how you evaluated/will evaluate the success of the projects you developed. What methods or criteria did you use/will you use to assess your achievement of specific goals? 

Overall outcomes and reactions:
Include your personal assessments of how the learning objectives and goals were achieved. What were the reactions of your learners? How would you redesign or change the methods utilized with future utilization of the projects?

©2021 The Comprehensible Classroom. UOP Affiliate. All rights reserved.