How it Works:
San Benito County Office of Education - Graduate-Level Credit for Educators and Teachers
University of the Pacific — Benerd College is pleased to offer graduate-level semester credits / units for completing coursework with San Benito County Office of Education. 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 SBCOE participants.
Add new tools to your teaching toolkit – don’t just admire them. We know the value of professional development in rejuvenating an educator’s enthusiasm, providing renewed motivation to engage students in the learning process, and imparting new information and experiences to add interest and depth to your teaching, but implementing the process of what you learn from your professional development is the key to educational success. With this unique PD course option you can finally implement what you’ve learned from SBCOE and earn credit at the same time.
Graduate-level credit will be awarded upon completion of the following items:
- Complete a SBCOE Workshop, Webinar or Training. (SBCOE workshop fees are paid separately from the tuition university credit fee.)
- Register for a UOP Course. (See below.)
- Complete coursework requirements based on what you learned.
Upon successful completion of a professional development workshop, conference, webinar or training with SBCOE, you will invest time reflecting on your learnings, research and relevant readings 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 developing learning activities and completing a reflection paper to demonstrate the implementation of strategies learned. 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 per course.
1 credit = 3-page reflection + 3 activities
2 credits = 6-page reflection + 6 activities
3 credits = 9-page reflection + 9 activities
Completely designed for busy teachers like you, you will get up to 6 months to submit coursework requirements, and extensions are always granted upon request. Opportunities are available across all teaching grade levels, disciplines, and subjects or topics. The overall course objective is aimed at implementing the best practices of education while meeting educational standards set by your school district or state. A University of the Pacific instructor is available for support and feedback throughout the entire course duration.
*Additional course guidelines, formatting requirements, and information will be provided upon course enrollment.
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.
The choice is yours. You choose which course and how many graduate-level semester credits you would like to earn with SBCOE. 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|
Incorporating Art & Healing: Dance & Culture
$62 / per credit
Incorporating Art & Healing: Music & English Language Development
$62 / per credit
Incorporating Art & Healing: Visual Arts & Literacy
$62 / per credit
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
Online: click on “REGISTER NOW“ and select your desired course title(s). At checkout, you will be required to pay with credit card.
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.
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.