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

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.

Grades & Transcripts

Professional development 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 UOP 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. 

About the Credits & Pacific

Graduate-level professional development credit is not part of a degree program at University of the Pacific but can be transferred at the discretion of your institution for salary advancement and state licensing requirements. 

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 5 years, University of the Pacific/Benerd College has partnered with Yoga 4 Classrooms to provide graduate-level semester credit for teachers, educators, administrators and counselors across the nation.

UOP Benefits:

How It Works:

Step 1
Complete a professional development training with Yoga4Classrooms.
Successful completion of a Yoga4Classrooms PD Training is a prerequisite to registering for graduate-level credit with University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
Step 1
Step 2
Register for graduate-level credit with University of the Pacific - Benerd College.
Complete coursework requirements based on and inspired by your learning experience with Y4C.

  • Pay only $62.00 per credit.
  • Get up to 6 months to complete your requirements.
Step 2
Step 3
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 grade(s) will be submitted for posting at University of the Pacific-Benerd College. You may proceed to order an e-transcript after your course grades are posted at UOP.
Step 3
Register today... 
It's simple!

Registration is quick and easy. Simply choose any course from below to begin earning credit. At checkout, you will be able to select how many graduate level credits you want to earn for your course. 

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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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