Earn Graduate-Level Semester Credit with Yoga 4 Classrooms & University of the Pacific!

How it Works:

Step 1

Complete a Yoga 4 Classrooms workshop.

Step 2

Submit coursework requirements based on what you learn.

Step 3

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

Yoga 4 Classrooms - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers

Earn up to 3 graduate-level semester credits upon completion of course requirements with Yoga 4 Classrooms and University of the Pacific, Benerd College. Explore the yoga, mindfulness and SEL (MY-SEL) classroom strategies that are meaningful and effective, all while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state. Now you can finally earn credit doing what you love! And at only $62 per semester credit, this professional development opportunity is available to all current (ongoing) or previous Yoga 4 Classroom participants. 

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

  • Complete a professional development offering with Yoga 4 Classrooms.
  • Register for the corresponding university-approved course (see below).
  • Upload your certificate of completion (Provided by Yoga 4 Classrooms) at checkout when registering for your course.
  • Complete follow-up course requirements based on your learning experience.

Course requirements will be emailed to you upon registering for credit.



Upon successful completion of a Yoga 4 Classrooms workshop, training or course, you will invest time reflecting on provided materials to culminate in an innovative project of your choice (e.g., lesson(s), curriculum, learning activities, or a professional development plan, etc.) that applies the strategies learned. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of completing a reflection paper to demonstrate the implementation of Y4C strategies into a classroom or program setting. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for completing your coursework requirements. The specific requirements concerning your reflection paper and time log are based on how many credits you take.


An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of course requirements with Yoga 4 Classrooms. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date your completed coursework was reviewed and graded. 

Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. 

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

Yoga 4 Classrooms' mission is to empower youth with the skills they need to be healthy, happy and resilient at school, at home and throughout their lives. Nationally recognized, Y4C provides professional development trainings and research and trauma-informed curricula, resources and consulting to educators, counselors, schools and related organizations who support the social, emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing of children, youth and families. Our sustainable program has been successfully implemented in thousands of classrooms and schools worldwide.

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Trauma Informed Tools to Support SEL, Student Success and Positive Climate

EDUP 9153



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Y4C: IMPLEMENT Leader Training

EDUP 9156



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Year Round

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Office Hours:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Pacific Time

(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Yes. You can register at any time once you have completed a Yoga 4 Classrooms workshop. Simply provide your certificate of completion upon registering.

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.

Self-Created Time Log Sample

Document all the time you spend completing a Yoga 4 Classrooms workshop and time spent creating curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by what you learned. 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 credit, you will document 15 hours worth of academic involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

Date Objective & Goals Times Hours
Completed Yoga in the Classroom Workshop
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Developed new learning activity for my curriculum
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Created powerpoint/video presentation to discuss breath and awareness
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Incorporated Y4C strategies into new lesson plan for classroom project
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Reviewed workshop materials to incorporate into test day for students
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Typed 3 page reflection paper for my first credit
6:00 am - 7:30 am
Total hours of involvement/participation must meet 15 hours per credit

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. 

*The log above is only a sample. Specific course guidelines and requirements will be provided upon course enrollment. 

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Overview of Reflection Paper Requirements

1 credit = 3 pages

2 credits = 6 pages

3 credits = 9 pages

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 report.

Activities, projects, strategies, or techniques of implementation:
Describe the activity, project, strategy, or technique that you developed as a result of completing a Yoga 4 Classrooms workshop, webinar, live webcast or online course. Be sure to include materials and resources utilized. For example, handouts, Y4C Activity Card Decks, 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 set by for your curriculum.

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?

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

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