1-3 Graduate-Level Semester Credits
Graduate-Level Professional Development Courses

Echoes & Reflections and University of the Pacific/Benerd College are committed to help educators amplify the skills needed to teach about the Holocaust in a comprehensive and meaningful way. We’ve curated a variety of programs and materials to help initiate important discussions and respond to students’ difficult questions. Graduate-Level Credits are available for participants who successfully complete the on-line course.

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

If you have any questions regarding unit information, transcripts, or coursework requirements/submission, please email us directly at Also, you can call Dr. Lifson at (949)646-9696 during scheduled telephone office hours:(Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday), 8:00am -12:00pm, Pacific Time.

Please also view our FAQs at the bottom of the page for more information.

Step 1

Participate in an On-line Course

Step 2

Email your Coursework

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Credit on a Transcript

(Echoes & Reflections)

(Choose your submission date)

(University of the Pacific)

Course Overview/Requirements
Coursework Submission

There are only two requirements for the awarding of credit:

1. Self-Created Time Log:

Create a PDF or Word document including a self-created time log documenting the time you spend creating comprehensive lesson plans inspired by the on-line course. 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 must document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

Whether you spend time completing the on-line PD, brainstorming new ideas, creating new lesson plans, researching, reading, typing your narratives, reviewing provided materials/resources, or composing notes from the on-line course, you are able to document all the professional time that you have invested enhancing your professional growth. You may also backdate your log to include previously developed teaching techniques or activities.

2. Narrative Report & Lesson Plans

Narrative Report: Type a 3-page, single-spaced narrative report summarizing your overall experience in developing new comprehensive lesson plans. You may 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. 

Lesson Plans: The number of units attempted will determine the amount of lesson plans you are required to submit. Please be creative with your lesson plans and incorporate, when possible, the core standards set by your district or employer.

Unit Requirements:

1 credit = 3 page narrative + 1 lesson plan + 15 hours of logged time


2 credits = 3 page narrative + 3 lesson plans + 30 hours of logged time 

3 credits = 3 page narrative + 5 lesson plans + 45 hours of logged time 

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:

1. Title page with the following:

  • Last name, First name

  • University of the Pacific Course Number and Title

  • Number of Credits

  • Last 4 Digits of SSN

  • Beginning/Ending date

  • Echoes & Reflections On-line Course Title

2. Self-created time log documenting 15 hours per credit along with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all coursework. (See log example below.)

3. Narrative & Lesson Plans

Log Example:




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.

Completed Echoes & Reflections On-line Course

Created/developed new lesson plan for 1st credit

Typed draft of narrative for my first lesson plan

Read/reviewed materials from online course

Brainstormed/created new ideas for second and third lesson plan 

Typed a 3-page, singled-spaced narrative 

​E-mail your completed coursework as an attachment to:

Please include in the subject line "Coursework Submission"​​













Total hours of involvement: 15 hours per credit

Grading and Transcripts

After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that your coursework was received and is in the 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, credit information, coursework submission, or extensions, please call us at 1(949) 646-9696 (T, W, TH; 8am-12pm, Pacific Time), or email us at for a quick response.

Register Today!


Click HERE to download your PDF Registration Form. 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 is received.

Step 1
Step 2
Email your Registration Form
Step 3
Begin Your Coursework

Frequently asked questions

I'm not in PEI, can I still apply?

Unfortunately this year's scholarship is only open to students who are PEI residents. Keep an eye out on this page as we'll be expanding our scholarship program to our other regions in the upcoming year!

Who is eligible to apply?

Anyone who meets this year's eligibility requirements:

  • Be in your final year of full-time studies in an accredited secondary school in PEI.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older as of December 31, 2021.
  • PTC executives, employees of Rotary Club or Charlottetown Royalty and members of said employees' immediate family and those living in the same household of employees are not eligible.
  • Must be planning to pursue full-time post-secondary studies in a tech related program at one of the following institutions:
    • University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI)
    • Holland College

What is the value of the PTC PEI Scholarship?

This year's PEI Scholarship is a one-time award of $700!

What are the judging criteria?

  1. Merit/Academic achievements
  2. Extracurricular involvements
  3. Short answer response
  4. Reference letter

When will results be released?

June 20, 2021!

When are applications due?

June 13, 2021, at 11:59 PM AT

Who should I contact if I have any other questions?

Please email with your questions!

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