1, 2, or 3 Graduate-Level Semester Credits
Only $62 per credit!
Graduate-Level Professional Development Courses

Earn 1, 2, 3 or more Graduate-Level Semester Credits by developing and implementing ideas inspired by Smekens Education. Course numbers and titles for this offering are only provided by Smekens Education Workshop Coordinators at the time of attendance/participation.

1 Graduate-Level Credit/Unit = $62

2 Graduate-Level Credits/Units = $124

3 Graduate-Level Credits/Units = $186

The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, provided directly through the University of the Pacific, University College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification. 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 credits. All participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use.

Prior to registering, please carefully read over the requirements, submission process, etc.

Step 1

Attend/Participate in a Workshop

(Smekens Education)

Step 2

Email your Coursework

(Choose your submission date)

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Credit on a Transcript

(University of the Pacific)

Course Overview/Requirements

There are only two requirements for the awarding of credit:

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 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, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

Whether you spend time brainstorming new ideas, creating new curriculum, researching, reading, typing your reports, reviewing Smekens 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 backdate your log to include  previously developed teaching techniques or activities. 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.

Log Sample:










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 credit

2. Reflection Paper:

Type a 3-page, single-spaced narrative report summarizing your overall experience of creating and/or developing new ideas inspired by the workshop you attended. You may modify, change, or adapt any ideas to meet your professional needs. The culminating goal of this report is to demonstrate how Smekens Educations, has enhanced and empowered your professional development.

1 Graduate-Level Credit   =  3 pages 

2 Graduate-Level Credits =  6 pages 

3 Graduate-Level Credits =  9 pages 

Click here for your Reflection Paper Requirements.

Coursework Submission

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 Credits, last 4 digits of SSN and course Beginning/Ending date.

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

3. Reflection Paper(s) summarizing how Smekens Education enhanced your professional growth.

​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 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 info@teacherfriendly.com for a quick response.

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Register Today!

It's simple...
Step 1

Download your Registration Form

Step 2
Email your Registration Form
Step 3
Begin your narrative report(s)
To Email Registration Form

Step 1: Download and Save the blank PDF Registration Form to your desktop.
Do not type directly onto the Registration Form. First, make sure the Registration Form is saved to your desktop.

Step 2: Reopen the saved registration form onto your desktop and type in all the requested information.

Step 3: Save the completed Registration Form to your desktop and email as an attachment to:


Please put in the subject line: “Smekens Registration”

After receiving your Registration Form, we will send you a confirmation email.

To Mail Registration Form
Step 1: Download and Save the blank PDF Registration Form to your desktop. Do not type directly onto the Registration Form. First, make sure the Registration form is saved to your desktop.  


Step 2: Complete the Registration Form and click the "print" button located on the document or select "File>Print" to print your Registration Form. Do not select “Fit to Page” as the entries will not line up in the form, instead select "Actual Size."

Step 3: Mail printed Registration Form to our mailing address:

Dr. Allan Lifson

Credits for Educators/ University of the Pacific

729 West 16th St. Suite B-3

Costa Mesa, California, 92627

Make checks payable to: University of the Pacific

After receiving your Registration Form, we will send you a  confirmation email.

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