Earn 1 - 6 graduate-level semester units for participating in professional development opportunities with
The units 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 units 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 units. All participants are responsible to determine acceptability of these units for their intended use.
*IMPORTANT* You may not register to earn units if you have not already purchased access to the Spanish Teacher Success Academy. Please carefully read over all coursework requirements/submission process prior to registering.
Course Overview & Requirements
Create a PDF, JPEG or Word Document including a self-created time log documenting the time you have invested viewing all Spanish Teacher Success Academy videos and include a brief paragraph summary for each video topic presented.
Self-Created Time Log:
Creating your own log allows you the freedom of documenting all the effort and time that you have dedicated to the process of 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 and participation must be away from professional paid hours.
What can I document in my log?
Here are a few ideas and suggestions that you can use to help you earn units:
Watching Spanish Teacher Success Academy videos, creating lesson plans, developing educational games/activities, typing your summaries, creating power point presentations, video presentations, worksheets, classroom visuals, classroom assignments and projects, bulletin boards, learning centers, anchor charts, assessments, teacher created books, physical education activities, self evaluation reports, technology related activities, storytelling activities, units of study, STEM related projects, TPRS activities, Common Core activities, etc.
The key to this course is to document 15 hours of involvement for each unit. All activities, projects, strategies or techniques that shift and empower your professional needs deserve to be recognized!
Whether you spend time brainstorming, typing summaries, watching Spanish Teacher Success Academy online videos, researching, reading, typing, writing, constructing visuals or putting together curriculum/rubrics, you are able to document and log all the professional time you have invested amplifying and enriching your professional needs through the Spanish Teacher Academy.
Summaries: Develop a word document with short summaries of each video sessions/content you learned and completed during the Spanish Teacher Success Academy. You may also document the time you spend completing your summaries in your log.
Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from registering and extensions are always granted upon request.
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:15 hours per unit with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all participation/summaries (see below).
3. Certificate of Completion
Time Log example:
Total amount of hours invested: 15 hours per unit
Watched a video on Community in the Classroom
Typed a summary for video of Community in the Classroom
Watched video on Project Based Learning
Typed a summary for Project Based Learning
Watched video on Teaching Heritage Speakers
Typed a summary for video of Teaching Heritage Speakers
Watched video on Classroom Management
Typed a summary on video of Classroom Management
Watched video on Grading & Assessment
Typed a summary on Grading & Assessment
E-mail your completed coursework as an attachment to:
Please include in the subject line "Coursework Submission"
Please note: It may be that you require less or more time completing your own personal activities and/or projects and that's why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time.
*The log above is only a sample for you to reference. Please make sure to include 15 hours of involvement for every unit desired. If you are seeking to earn total of 6 units, you must document 90 hours worth of involvement.
Grading and Transcripts
After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation by email notifying you that your coursework is in grading process. Please allow a few 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 University of the Pacific by regular mail. Your unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific will include instructions to request your Official Transcript. Provisions for rushed or expedited transcripts are also available.
Download your Registration Form
E-mail your Registration Form
Begin your Coursework
Select a course number and title for your registration form. On each registration form you can register from 1 - 6 graduate-level semester units. Please indicate the course ending date to be up to six months from the enrollment (registration) date. 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. Keep in mind, our course titles are generic so that they can apply to the diversity of educational goals in all subjects and topics. Course numbers may not be repeated.
P EDU: 9007
P EDU: 9011 P EDU: 9289 P EDU: 9401
Curriculum Enhancement Through Special Projects/Research/Conferences
Creative Projects for the Classroom
Focus with Topics to Accelerate Learning
Developing Motivating Instructional Projects