Earn 1, 2, 3 or more Graduate-Level Semester Units by developing and implementing strategies and ideas inspired through DataWORKS Educational Research. Course numbers and titles for this offering are only provided by workshop coordinators at the time of attendance/participation.
1 Graduate-Level Unit = $62
2 Graduate-Level Units = $124
3 Graduate-Level Units = $186
The units offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester 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. These Professional Development Courses are for participants who are NOT pursuing an advanced degree at University of the Pacific. The units 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 units. All participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these units for their intended use.
Prior to registering, please carefully read over the requirements, submission process, etc.
Attend/Participate in a Workshop
(DataWORKS Educational Research)
Email your Coursework
(Choose your submission date)
Earn Graduate-Level Units on a Transcript
(University of the Pacific)
There are only two requirements for the awarding of units:
1. Self-Created Time Log
Create a PDF, JPEG, or Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you spend creating curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by the workshop that you attend. Creating your own log will give 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 Unit, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professional paid hours.
Whether your spend time attending a workshop, brainstorming new ideas, creating new curriculum, researching, reading, reviewing DataWORKS materials/resources or composing notes at the workshop, you are able to document all the professional time that you have invested enhancing your professional growth. You may also back date your log to include previously developed teaching techniques or activities.
2. Reflection Paper:
Type a 3-page, single-spaced narrative report summarizing the overall experience of creating and/or developing new ideas inspired by the workshop you attended. You may also modify, change or adapt any ideas to meet your professional needs. The culminating goal of this report is to demonstrate how you have enhanced and empowered your professional development.
1 Graduate-Level Unit = 3 pages
2 Graduate-Level Units = 6 pages
3 Graduate-Level Units = 9 pages
Click here for your Reflection Paper Requirements.
Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from 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.
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 documenting 15 hours per units along with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all coursework. (see log example below)
3. Reflection Paper(s) summarizing how you have enhanced your professional growth.
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.
Reviewed/researched materials to prepare for upcoming workshop
Typed notes during first session of workshop
Typed notes during the second session of workshop
Reviewed notes from workshop and develop plans of action
Created and constructed new learning activities based on workshops
Typed 3 page, singled spaced report explaining implementation of new learning activities
Total hours of involvement: 15 hours per unit
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 was received and in grading process. Please allow one to two 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 Registrar's Office at University of the Pacific/University College by regular mail. The unofficial transcript will include instructions to request an Official Transcript. Provisions for rushed or expedited transcripts are also available upon request. For any question regarding grades and transcripts, unit information, coursework submission, or extensions, please call us at 1(949) 646-9696 (T, W, TH; 8am-12pm, Pacific Time), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick response.
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