Maker Ed. Professional Development
1-3 Graduate-Level Semester Units
Special Rate: Only $62 per unit!
Graduate-Level Professional Development Courses
Earn 1-3 graduate-level semester units for participating in professional development workshops presented by Maker ED.
The credits 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 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 be sure to carefully read over all coursework requirements and submission process, etc.
Attend a Maker Ed Workshop
(Type a narrative report/time log )
Email your Coursework
(Choose your submission date)
Earn Graduate-Level Units
(University of the Pacific)
Organized and typed notes from Workshop Session
Reviewed notes/materials from the workshop session
Created new curriculum and projects incorporating new teaching techniques
Collaborated with colleagues to share new ideas
Created and constructed new learning activities
Typed 3-page narrative report for my first unit
Read resource materials suggested from workshop
There are only two requirements for the awarding of units
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 Unit, 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 Maker Ed 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.
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 Maker Ed, has enhanced and empowered your professional development.
1 Graduate-Level Unit = 3 pages
2 Graduate-Level Units = 6 pages
3 Graduate-Level Units = 9 pages
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 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) summarizing how you have enhanced your professional growth.
E-mail your completed coursework as an attachment to:
Please include in the subject line "Coursework Submission"
Total hours of involvement: 15 hours per unit
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 2-4 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/Benerd 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, unit information, coursework submission, or extensions, please call us at 1(949) 646-9696 (T, W, TH; 8am-12pm, Pacific Time), or email us at email@example.com for a quick response.
Please select the corresponding workshop course number and title below for your registration form. The choice is yours. You can choose from 1 - 3 Graduate-Level Semester Units per workshop. Please indicate the course ending date to be up to 6 months from the enrollment date. The enrollment date will reflect the date you submit your registration form. 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. Course numbers may not be repeated. If you have previously enrolled in all courses, please email us requesting additional course numbers/titles.
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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: "Maker Ed. Registration”
After receiving your Registration Form, you will be sent a confirmation by 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
Teacher Friendly/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, you will be sent a email confirmation within 1-3 business days.