Earn 1, 2, 3 or more graduate-level semester credits by implementing strategies, techniques, activities or other ideas inspired through Keys to Literacy.
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. All participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these credits for their intended use. University of the Pacific is fully accredited by WASC.
Prior to registering, please carefully read over the requirements, submission process, etc.
Attend a Workshop or Training
(Keys to Literacy!)
Email your Coursework
(Choose your submission date)
Earn Graduate-Level Credit
(University of the Pacific)
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 or training that you attended. Creating your own log will give 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 your spend time attending workshop sessions, brainstorming
new literacy ideas, creating new curriculum, researching, reading, typing, reviewing Keys to Literacy 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 log previous dates and times if you have created similar teaching techniques or activities as those that were presented at the workshop.
2. Narrative Report:
Type a 3-page, single-spaced, narrative report summarizing the overall experience of developing and implementing new ideas inspired through Keys to Literacy. You may also modify, change or adapt any of these ideas to meet your professional needs. The culminating goal of this report is to demonstrate how you have enhanced and empowered your professional development.
1 Graduate-Level Credit = 3 page narrative report
2 Graduate-Level Credits = 6 page narrative report
3 Graduate-Level Credits = 9 page narrative report
Click here for your Narrative Report Requirements.
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 official 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 sample below)
Organized and typed notes from Keys to Literacy Workshop Session
Reviewed notes/materials from the workshop session
Created new curriculum and projects incorporating new literacy ideas
Collaborated with colleagues to share new "keys to literacy"
Created and constructed new learning activities with literacy
Typed 3-page narrative report for my first credit
Read resource materials suggested from workshop
Total hours of involvement: 15 hours per credit
E-mail your completed coursework as an attachment to:
Please include in the subject line "Coursework Submission"
3. Narrative report(s) summarizing how you have enhanced your professional growth.
Grading and Transcripts
After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation by email notifying you that your coursework was received and in 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.
Download your Registration Form
Email your Registration Form
Begin your narrative report(s)
On each registration form, you may register for 1, 2, or 3 Graduate-Level Semester Credits. Please indicate the 'completion date' of the course to be six months from the enrollment (registration) date. Your coursework is always accepted earlier if you complete your work prior to the completion date. The true course ending date that will appear on your transcript will reflect the date that your coursework was received.