Keys to Literacy 

Keys to Beginning Reading Instruction

2 - 5 Graduate-Level Units

Graduate-Level Professional Development

Earn up to 5 graduate-level semester units for completing the 5-day, Keys to Beginning Instruction Course.

Tuition Cost: $62 per semester units.

The units offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units, provided directly through the University of the Pacific, University 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.

Keys to Literacy / University of the Pacific Course Number & Title - (2- 5 units):

  • EDUP 9110, Keys to Beginning Reading Instruction

Step 1
Attend 5-day Keys to Literacy Course
Step 2

Email Your Coursework

Step 3

Earn Graduate-Level Units on a Transcript 

Prior to registering for the unit, it is imperative that you carefully read over all coursework requirements and instructions below. Coursework requirements are different depending on the number of units attempted. If you are seeking to earn only two graduate-level units, please follow the requirements listed under "Full Course Requirements for 2 units." If you are seeking to earn beyond two units, please follow the requirements listed under "Full Course Requirements for 3 - 5 units."

IMPORTANT: If you opt to register for only 2 graduate-level units, you will not be able to earn additional units for the same course offering at a later date.

Full Course Requirements for 2 Graduate-Level Units

To earn two graduate-level units from the University of the Pacific, you must submit the following documents:

1. Registration form -  Click HERE to download registration form. 

2. Certificate of completion - Provided by Keys to Literacy Associate.

Email both documents to the following address:

Please put in subject line "Keys to Literacy (2 units)"

No further work or documentation is required. Once we receive and review all your documentation, we will send you a confirmation along with information regarding grades and transcripts. Please allow 1-3 business days to receive your confirmation.

Full Course Requirements for 3 - 5 Graduate-Level Units:

If you are seeking to earn beyond 2 units, you must first email your registration form along with your Keys to Literacy Certificate of Completion to The first 2 units will be granted with no additional work required. Coursework would vary depending on the variable number of units attempted after the second unit. Your coursework requirements will consist of reflection reports and a self-created time log. Please carefully read over the coursework requirements and instructions for this option below.

Course Requirements

Create a PDF or Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you have invested attending sessions and implementing Positive Discipline ideas and strategies. Additionally, type a three-page, single-spaced, reflection paper for each unit attempted.

1.Self-Created Time Log:

Creating your own log will give you the freedom of documenting all the effort and time that you have dedicated to the process of completing your coursework requirements. The log must include the hours that you spend implementing or incorporating activities, strategies or other unique ideas inspired by Keys to Literacy. Your log must be specific and include dates, times and accomplishments. For each Graduate-Level Unit, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework and participation must be away from professionally paid hours.

What type of work can you document in your log?

Hours of attendance at Keys to Literacy, time spent integrating new ideas into lesson plans, developing new educational games/activities, typing your reflection papers, creating new PowerPoint presentations, video presentations, worksheets, classroom visuals, classroom assignments and projects, bulletin boards, learning centers, anchor charts, assessments, teacher created books, educational activities/exercises, self evaluation reports, technology related activities, storytelling activities, units of study. Whether you spend time brainstorming, typing papers, watching video resources, researching, reading, typing, writing,  constructing visuals or putting together curriculum/rubrics, you are able to document and log all the professional time you have invested amplifying and enriching your professional needs.

Log Sample:





Organized and typed notes from Literacy Session      

Created a new lesson plan inspired by Keys to Literacy

Reviewed notes/materials from the workshop session

Created new curriculum and projects with PD ideas

Read resources provided by workshop

Collaborated with colleagues to create new activity

Created and constructed new learning activities

Typed 3-page narrative report for my 3rd unit

Typed 3-page reflection paper for my 4th unit

Typed 3-page reflection paper for my 5th unit































Total amount of hours invested: 15 hours per unit

*This log is only a sample for you to reference. Please make sure to include 15 hours of involvement for every unit desired. 

2.Reflection Report(s): 

For each Graduate-Level Unit, type a three page, single-spaced, reflection report describing your course experience/outcomes.

3 Graduate-Level Units =  3 page report

​4 Graduate-Level Units = 6 page report

5 Graduate-Level Units = 9 page report

Click HERE for your paper requirements.

Coursework Submission

Your coursework can be submitted up to six months from registering and extensions are always granted upon request. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date in which your coursework was received. Early coursework submission is always encouraged to process grades/transcripts sooner. Please DO NOT submit your coursework as a google doc. Be sure that your completed coursework is saved as a PDF or Word Document. Coursework must include the following documents:

1. Title page - Include your Last & First name, Course Number and Title, Number of Units, last 4 digits of SSN and Course Beginning/Ending Date.

2. Self-created time-log -Fifteen hours per unit with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all  participation.


3. Reflection Reports - Three pages per unit.

​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 by email notifying you that your coursework is in grading process. Please allow a few business days to receive your confirmation. Grades are submitted to the Registrar's Office at UOP on a weekly basis. Once grades are posted, an unofficial transcript is automatically generated and sent by regular mail to your mailing address. Please expect to wait one to three weeks for your unofficial transcript to arrive to your address. 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 upon request.


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It's simple...

Step 1

Download your Registration Form

Step 2

E-mail your Registration Form

Step 3

Begin your Coursework

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