How it Works:
Echoes & Reflections - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers
University of the Pacific — Benerd College is pleased to offer graduate-level semester units of credit for completing coursework with Echoes & Reflections. Dedicated in assisting educators and teachers across the nation, our professional development course options are designed to be practical, meaningful, and affordable. At only $62 per semester credit, opportunities are available to all current (ongoing) or previous Echoes & Reflections participants.
Pursue up to 3 hours of graduate-level semester credits for each online course, webinar or in-person program that you complete with Echoes & Reflections. Completing a webinar or online course will allow you to increase participants’ knowledge of Holocaust history, explore and access classroom-ready content, and support instructional practice to promote student learning and understanding of this complex history and its lasting effect on the world. Since 2005, Echoes & Reflections has impacted more than 72,000 educators, reaching an estimated 7 million students across the United States—and at no cost. Through Echoes & Reflections’ Holocaust education programs and resources, educators gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach this topic effectively.
Graduate-level credit will be awarded upon completion of the following items:
Develop and implement Echoes & Reflections strategies directly into your classroom or program setting.
Upon successful completion of an Echoes & Reflections online course, webinar, or in-person program, you will invest time reflecting on holocaust materials, research and reading to culminate in an innovative project of your choice (e.g., lesson(s), curriculum, learning activities, or a professional development plan, etc.) that applies the strategies learned. As a student, your practicum requirements will consist of lesson planning and completing a reflection paper to demonstrate your professional growth with Echoes & Reflections. An additional expectation is to complete a time log that documents the time spent for completing your coursework requirements. The specific requirements concerning your reflection paper and time log are based on how many credits you take.
1 credit = Reflection Paper + 1 lesson plans
2 credits = Reflection Paper + 3 lesson plans
3 credits = Reflection Paper + 5 lesson plans
Completely designed for busy teachers like you, you will have up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request.
An Official Transcript with your final course grade(s) is available from Pacific upon successful completion of coursework. The course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date when completed coursework was reviewed and graded. Within 2-4 weeks of submitting your coursework requirements, you will be mailed an unofficial transcript with your official course grades (at no charge) to your mailing address. Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an Official transcript from University of the Pacific, Benerd College.
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, 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. 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. Course participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use. Each graduate-level semester credit is equivalent to 15 hours of academic involvement.
University of the Pacific, established in 1851, is California’s oldest private chartered university and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
UOP course titles will not match directly with Echoes & Reflections webinars, courses, etc. The choice is yours. You choose which course and how many graduate-level semester credits you would like to earn. Each course below may be attempted for 1- 3 graduate-level credits and enrollment is open year round.
|University-Approved Course||Course Number||Credits||Tuition Fee||Enrollment Date|
|Developing New Ideas In Education||PEDU 9008||1 -3||$62 / per credit||Year Round|
|Creating New Projects For The Classroom||PEDU 9084||1-3||$62 / per credit||Year Round|
|Expanding Today's Curriculum With Teacher Made Activities||PEDU 9086||1-3||$62 / per credit||Year Round|
Upon registering for your selected course(s), you will have up to 6 months to submit your coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Coursework requirements will be emailed to you upon registering. The true course ending date that will appear on your official transcript will reflect the date in which your coursework was received and graded.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can register one of two ways:
1. Online: click on “REGISTER NOW“ and select your desired course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.
2. By Mail/Fax: Complete the PDF Course Registration Form and send your documentation to our office. You may include a check or money order as a payment option.
Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months after 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.
UOP’s continuing education course credits / units are acceptable where local districts approve and are applicable to state licensing or salary advancement where authorized. All students are responsible for determining the acceptability of these credits for their intended use.
The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1851, it is the oldest private chartered university in the state of California.
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate level semester credits that are not part of a degree program at University of the Pacific, but instead are used for professional growth such as salary advancement and re-certification.
Yes. You can register at any time once you have completed a workshop, webinar, or in-person professional program session.
Although we know the value in having a live classroom setting handy, you do not need a classroom to take this course. You will simply develop a plan of action describing how you will implement the strategies that you have learned.
Once your payment has been processed, there are no refunds. We always advise for educators to verify that their district will accept the credits prior to enrollment.