Orange Unified School District
Graduate-Level Semester Credit
How it Works:
Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit with University of the Pacific/Benerd College & Orange Unified School District (OUSD)
University of the Pacific/Benerd College is pleased to offer up to 3 graduate-level semester units of non-degree credit (per year) for completing the Orange Unified School District Induction Program. This unique offering is available to all current (ongoing) and past Induction/ECO candidates. Graduate-level professional development credit is not part of a degree program at Pacific but can be transferred at the discretion of your institution for salary advancement and state licensing requirements. Candidates seeking credit for such purposes are advised to check with the appropriate agencies and gain approval prior to registering. OUSD is dedicated in providing a rigorous and robust Induction experience that deserves recognition at a graduate-level. That’s exactly why we are prepared to help you earn at an affordable cost of only $50 per semester credit. Enrollment is available year round and candidates can register for credit at any time.
Induction candidates and mentors must submit proof of their completed Induction Program in order to earn credit with University of the Pacific, Benerd College.
OUSD staff will verify completion of your Induction program, upon your registration. No further documentation is required after registering for your courses. If for any reason there is an issue with your course registration(s), our team will reach out to provide you with an update and assistance.
Candidates seeking credit must provide the respective documentation:
- Teacher Candidates: Certificate of Completion
- Early Completion Candidates: Certificate of Completion
Please be prepared to upload your certificate of completion when registering for the year(s) you completed.
How many credits can you earn?
Induction Candidates: Year 1 (3 credits)
Induction Candidates: Year 2 (3credits)
Early Completion Option: Year 1 (3 credits)
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester units of credit, provided directly through University of the Pacific, Benerd College. They are specifically designed to meet the needs of educators for Salary Advancement and Recertification. 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).
Completed courses are letter graded and will appear on an official transcript from University of the Pacific/Benerd College. 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 on which your completed coursework was reviewed and graded.
- Induction Candidates
- Early Completion Option
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Teacher Induction Semester I - (Year 1)
Teacher Induction Semester III - (Year 2)
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Early Completion Option
Register online at any time once you have successfully completed your Induction Program.
Online: click on “REGISTER NOW” below and select the corresponding courses for the years you completed in your Induction program. At checkout, you will be required to upload your documentation (certificate of completion) and pay with a credit card.
Upon registering and submitting all required documentation for your Induction Program, you will receive a confirmation email from our professional development office. No further documentation is required. Once your documentation and payment has been reviewed, approved and processed, you will be assigned a “Passing (P)” letter grade for your Induction courses. Grades for your courses will be submitted for processing at UOP within one week of enrolling. Additionally, you will be mailed an unofficial transcript (at no charge) from University of the Pacific.
An official transcript is available upon request after you grades have been posted.
FAQ & Support
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Frequently Asked Questions
Online: click on “REGISTER NOW“ and select your desired course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.
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.