This self-created course option is our most unique and favored offering. The coursework is meant to be convenient and simple so that you can earn units for the hard work you are already doing on your own personal time. The goal is to demonstrate how the professional work you create, or have previously created — merges into your professional needs. Creating your own course will encourage you to earn graduate-level semester units and also empower you to expand your creativity.
Create Your Own Course
(Log your own hours)
Email your coursework
(Choose your submission date)
Earn Graduate-Level Units on a Transcript
(University of the Pacific)
Course Overview & Requirements
Create a PDF, JPEG or Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you have invested developing/creating activities and/or projects for your classroom or program.
Self-Created Time Log:
Creating your own log allows you the freedom of documenting all the effort and time that you have dedicated to the process of completing your coursework requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each Graduate-Level Units, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework and participation must be away from professional paid hours.
What kind of activities/projects can I document in my log?
Here are a few ideas and suggestions of activities and/or projects that you can use to help you earn units:
Classroom curriculum, rubrics, lesson plans, educational games/activities, powerpoint presentations, video presentations, worksheets, classroom visuals, classroom assignments and projects, bulletin boards, learning centers, anchor charts, assessments, teacher created books, physical education activities, self evaluation reports, technology related activities, storytelling activities, units of study, STEM related projects, TPRS activities, Common Core activities, etc.
The key to this course is to document 15 hours of involvement for each unit. All activities, projects, strategies or techniques that shift and empower your professional needs deserve to be recognized!
Whether you spend time brainstorming, researching, reading, typing, writing, attending conferences/workshops for inspiration, watching videos and films, constructing visuals, putting together curriculum/rubrics or any of the ideas listed above, you are able to document all the professional time you have invested amplifying and enriching your professional needs.
Keep in mind: You can also document hours for activities and projects that you have created previously by backtracking the date in your log! However, proof of your completed activities/projects is required.
Please note: We do not limit your creativity! All the professional work that you document may be derived from different topics and subjects. For example, you can document two hours of creating an english or math rubric, one hour of brainstorming and researching strategies for new history curriculum, three hours of constructing/putting together powerpoint presentations for science, or one hour of simply designing a learning center incorporating technology. It may also be that your work is all related to one subject or topic, and that's acceptable too!
Proof for Verification:
To verify that the activities and/or projects in your log have been successfully completed, you will need to submit proof of your choice by attaching photos, documents, explanations/notes, powerpoint presentations, or manuscripts.
Have a different idea?
Email us at with your proposal or call during scheduled telephone hours and receive immediate approval. Simply provide a brief request of what you would like to develop and we will gladly help you get started.
Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from registering and extensions are always granted upon request.
Your completed coursework should be saved as a PDF, JPEG or Word Document and include the following:
1. Title page with your Last name, First name, Course Number and Title, Number of Units, last 4 digits of SSN and Course Beginning/Ending Date.
2. Self-created time-log:15 hours per unit along with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all coursework (see below).
3. Proof of your completed objectives: photos, documents, notes/explanations, PowerPoint presentations, or manuscripts, etc.
Time Log example:
Total amount of hours invested: 15 hours per unit
Pic or sample
Pic or sample
Developed a rubric for my classroom(project)
Read ____ pgs 1-55 to implement new math strategies
Developed a new math game by implementing strategies(activity)
Watched__film for ideas to help create new curriculum
Created new curriculum for my classroom(project)
Developed/Constructed study worksheets for my students(project)
Created a powerpoint presentation for my lesson(project)
Typed notes and read at a Conference to improve my teaching techniques
Developed new learning activities utilizing new conference techniques(project)
Typed a narrative report describing how I will implement techniques (project)
E-mail your completed coursework as an attachment to:
Please include in the subject line "Coursework Submission"
Grading and Transcripts
After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation by email notifying you that your coursework is in grading process. Please allow a few business days to receive your confirmation.
Within 4-6 weeks from receiving your grading confirmation, you will receive a letter grade on an unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific by regular mail. Your unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific will include instructions to request your Official Transcript. Provisions for rushed or expedited transcripts are also available.
Please note: It may be that you require less or more 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.
Although your welcome to provide proof for each log entry. Proof is only mandatory for your final activities and/or projects.
Download your Registration Form
E-mail your Registration Form
Begin your Coursework
Select one course number and title for each registration form. On each registration form you can register from 1 - 6 Graduate-Level Semester Units. Please indicate the course ending date to be up to six months from the enrollment (registration) date. Your coursework is always accepted earlier if you complete your work prior to the course ending date. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date that your coursework was received. Keep in mind, our course titles are generic so that they can apply to the diversity of educational goals in all subjects and topics. Course numbers may not be repeated.
P EDU: 9007
P EDU: 9011 P EDU: 9289 P EDU: 9401
P EDU: 9847
P EDU: 9848
P EDU: 9849
Curriculum Enhancement Through Special Projects/Research/Conferences Creative Projects for the Classroom
Focus with Topics to Accelerate Learning
Developing Motivating Instructional Projects
Engaging Students Through Creative Teaching Ideas
Student Centered Learning Through Special Projects
Expanding Curriculum with Innovative Teaching Strategies