Earn 1- 4 Graduate-Level Semester Credits
Only $62 per credit!
Graduate-Level Professional Development Courses
University of the Pacific, Benerd College is pleased to partner with SIOP Virtual 2020 to provide educators the opportunity to earn graduate-level university credit. Primarily designed for salary advancement and re-certification requirements, you can now earn up to 4 graduate-level credits by completing the SIOP Virtual 2020 Conference. And at only $62 per semester credit, our partnership makes professional development options affordable, convenient and practical!
1 Graduate-Level Credit = $62
2 Graduate-Level Credits = $124
3 Graduate-Level Credits = $186
4 Graduate-Level Credits = $248
The credits offered are post-baccalaureate, graded, graduate-level semester credits, 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. 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.
Register for SIOP Virtual 2020
(Complete a Reflection Paper/Time-Log)
Email your Coursework
(Choose your submission date)
Earn Graduate-Level Credit
(University of the Pacific)
There are only two requirements for the awarding of credits:
1. Self-Created Time Log
Create a Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you spend creating curriculum, activities, projects, strategies, or techniques inspired by SIOP Virtual 2020. 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 your spend time completing the virtual conference, brainstorming new ideas, creating new curriculum, researching, reading, typing, reviewing conference materials/resources or composing notes, you are able to document all the professional time that you have invested enhancing your professional development. You may also log previous dates and times if you have created similar teaching techniques or activities as those that were presented at the conference sessions.
2. Reflection Paper:
Type a 3-page, single-spaced reflection paper summarizing the overall experience of developing new ideas inspired by the workshop. You may also modify, change or adapt any 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
2 Graduate-Level Credits = 6 page
3 Graduate-Level Credits = 9 page
4 Graduate-Level Credits = 12 page
Click here for your Reflection Paper 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 unit with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all
coursework. (see log sample below)
Organized and typed notes from conference session
Reviewed notes/materials from the conference session
Created new curriculum and projects incorporating new ideas
Collaborated with colleagues to share new ideas
Created and constructed new learning activities
Typed 3-page narrative report for my first credit
Read resource materials suggested from conference
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. Reflection Paper(s) summarizing how you have enhanced your professional growth.
Grading and Transcripts
After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick response.