Travel Study Courses

$79 per semester credit / unit

1-3 graduate-level credits per course

How It Works:

Step 1

Choose a travel destination for you to learn from.

Step 2

Complete and submit your coursework requirements based on your travels.

Step 3

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

Travel Study Course(s)

Visit the places you’ve dreamed of going. Gain new perspectives and insights on the world. And – best of all – earn credit for it!

Earn up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester units of credit (per course) for traveling to unique places around the world. Whether you spend time traveling to Hawaii, national parks, local museums, exhibits, or any other destinations of your choice, this professional development course option allows you to integrate your travel study experiences into your classroom or program. The objective is to design and develop a personalized academic program based on independent travels anywhere within the United States or abroad. You will be motivated to conduct intensive examination of your choice of a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to, educational systems; multi-cultural comparisons; perspectives on the social, historical, artistic, political, anthropological, scientific or religious aspects in or about other countries.

Traveling will enable you to draw your students into the lessons more effectively – and not just by regurgitating information you have read. By giving them a piece of the excitement you brought back with you! Through your travels, you can make history, geology, art, language, culture, current events – just about every subject – come alive, to yourself and your students!

Graduate-level credit will be awarded upon completion of the following:

  • Register and make payment for a UOP course from below.
  • Complete and submit coursework requirements.

Integrate your travel study experiences into your educational setting. Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. Designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to complete your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request.


Overview of Requirements


1. Define your travel objective(s): When registering for this course option, you will be required to provide a short description of your travel objectives, and how you plan to create and implement your learning experiences into your program. You may also utilize previous travel experiences for this course option as long as the materials developed are relevant to your curriculum or programs.


2. Create a Travel Journal with times, academic points of interest, and activities relating to your travel experiences and objectives. Your travel journal will document the effort and time that you dedicate to the process of completing your coursework requirements and learning objectives. 


Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, watching educational videos and films for ideas, constructing visuals, putting together new Powerpoint Presentations or rubrics, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested amplifying and enriching your professional needs.


3. Develop a 25-30 slide PowerPoint or Google presentation (per credit) to demonstrate the professional outcomes of your travel experience, and implement what you have learned directly into the learning process of your students. 


1 credit = 30 Slides

2 credits = 60 Slides

3 credits = 90 Slides


4. Complete a 1-2 page write-up: A minimum one to two page write-up describing utilization and/or professional application of material developed.


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

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 letter graded and will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. 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 on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.

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Available Courses

The choice is yours. You choose which course title and how many graduate-level semester credits you would like to earn. Enrollment is available year round and you may register for multiple courses at checkout.

CourseCourse NumberCreditsTuition FeeEnrollment Date

Developing a Curriculum for Academic Enrichment

PEDU 9200 1-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Practicum in Curriculum Development & ImprovementPEDU 92011-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Classroom Adaptations Improvement PracticumPEDU 92021-3$79 / per creditYear Round

Instructional Activities Development through Personalized Activities

PEDU 92031-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Educational Curriculum/Activities Enrichment ResourcesPEDU 92041-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Classroom Curriculum ResourcesPEDU 92061-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Enriching Today's CurriculumPEDU 92071-3$79 / per creditYear Round

Academic Success Through Curriculum Development

PEDU 92081-3$79 / per creditYear Round

Strengthening Achievement Through Curriculum

PEDU 92091-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Developing Creative LearnersPEDU 92101-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Creating an Integrated CurriculumPEDU 92111-3$79 / per creditYear Round
Activities to Develop Accelerated CurriculumPEDU 92121-3$79 / per creditYear Round

What’s Next?

Upon registering for your selected course(s), you will have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements. Coursework requirements can be accessed online via your course dashboard once you have successfully registered for a Teacher Friendly Account. 

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 a credit card.

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 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. 

K-12 Teachers, Educators, School Administrators, Para-educators, Principals, Superintendents, etc.

Although we know the value in having a live classroom setting handy, you do not need a classroom to take this course option. You will simply develop a plan of action and demonstrate how you will implement the strategies that you have learned.