1-3 Graduate-Level Units
Only $79 per unit!
Graduate-Level Professional Development Courses
Course Description

Are you attending or participating in a professional development workshop or conference? Do you need graduate-level units at an affordable cost? Are you looking for coursework applications that are relevant, practical and meaningful?


Credits for Educators is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to earn graduate-level units for attending any professional development workshop or conference that enhances your professional growth. Participants are able to earn units by implementing ideas and strategies inspired by the workshop/conference experience.

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.

Step 1

Attend an educationally related program

(Type a narrative report)

Step 2

Email your Coursework

(Choose your submission date)

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Units on a Transcript

(University of the Pacific)

Course Overview/Requirements
Coursework Submission

Create a PDF, JPEG, or Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you spend creating activities, projects, strategies, or techniques as a result of participating in an educationally related institute or program.

Attending a conference, workshop, seminar or webinar is a pre-requisite to this course offering.

After attending your chosen event, create and/or develop any activities/projects or strategies/techniques that were inspired and derived from the experience. You may also modify, change or adapt as well as incorporate original ideas to meet your professional needs.

Self-Created Time Log:

Creating your own log gives you the freedom of documenting all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your course requirements. Your log must be specific and include dates and accomplishments. For each Graduate-Level Unit, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework and participation must be away from professional paid hours.

Whether your spend time brainstorming new ideas, researching, reading, typing, reviewing conference handouts/programs, composing notes at workshops, creating/developing new ideas,  or developing your time log/narrative reports, etc., you are able to document all the time that you have invested in the process of completing all your coursework requirements!

Narrative Report:

The culminating goal of this course is to develop a narrative report outlining the overall experience of creating and/or developing your final objectives.

1 Graduate-Level Unit   =  3 page narrative report

2 Graduate-Level Units =  6 page narrative report

3 Graduate-Level Units =  9 page narrative report

For each Graduate-Level Credit, type a three page, single-spaced, narrative report describing the activities/projects and strategies/techniques that you developed.

Click here for your Narrative Report Requirements.

Earn units for a conference, workshop, seminar or webinar that you have previously attended:

As long as the event is within the last 1-2 years, relevant to your current professional position and meets all course requirements.

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 documenting 15 hours per units along with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all coursework. (see below)

3. Narrative report(s) 

Grading and Transcripts

After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you that your coursework is in the 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.​

Log Example




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"​​

Register Today!

It's simple...
For only $237 you can earn 3 Graduate-Level Units!
Step 1

Download your Registration Form

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

Select a course number and title from below for your registration form. On each registration form, you can register from 1 - 3 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, the course title is generic so that it is applicable to the diversity of educational goals in all subjects and topics. Course numbers may not be repeated.

Course #      


Developing New Ideas in Education Practicum  

Creating New Projects for the Classroom

Enhancing Curriculum with Learning Activities

Developing Classroom Curriculum Strategies and Projects

Expanding Today's Curriculum with Teacher Made Activities


P EDU: 9008

P EDU: 9084

P EDU: 9085

P EDU: 9086

P EDU: 9087






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