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 email@example.com. 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.
Participate in an On-line Course
Email your Coursework
Earn Graduate-Level Credit on a Transcript
(Echoes & Reflections)
(Choose your submission date)
(University of the Pacific)
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick response.