Earn Graduate Level Credit with Yoga 4 Classrooms & University of the Pacific, Benerd College
How it Works:
Yoga 4 Classrooms — Graduate Level Credit For Teachers and Educators
Benerd College—University of the Pacific is pleased to offer graduate-level semester credits / units for completing coursework with Yoga 4 Classrooms. 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) or previous Yoga 4 Classrooms participants.
Yoga 4 Classrooms will encourage you to implement yoga, mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning (SEL/MY-SEL) focused strategies directly into any educational setting. Completely designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request.
Step 1: Visit Yoga 4 Classrooms and complete one of the following workshops:
(This offering is available live/in person, live webcast, or through the online course)
Step 2: Complete follow-up coursework requirements based on your learning experience
Upon successful completion of a Y4C workshop, you will invest time reflecting on workshop 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.
Step 3: Earn Graduate-Level Semester Credits / Units
Graduate-level semester credit is awarded upon successful completion of coursework requirements. Primarily designed for salary advancement and licensure renewal requirements, all Yoga 4 Classroom professional development courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official Transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date in which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.
Each course below may be attempted for 1-3 graduate-level credits. Enrollment is open year round and you may register for credit at any time. Simply select the corresponding workshop course(s) at checkout.
Upon registering for your selected course(s), you will have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements. Coursework requirements will be emailed you to you upon registering. The true course ending date that will appear on your official transcript will reflect the date in which your coursework is received and graded. Within 4-6 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.
About Yoga 4 Classrooms
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.
About the Credits & Pacific
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 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).
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can register one of two ways:
1. Online: click on “REGISTER NOW“ and select your desired workshop course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.
2. By Mail/Fax: Complete the PDF Course Registration Form and send your documentation to our office. You may include a check or money order as a payment option.
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.