CAEA – CA Art Education Association

Earn 1, 2 or 3 Units of University Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits for your Attendance and Participation in CAEA Conferences, Seminars and/or Workshops

Only $93 per graduate-level professional development semester unit/credit!

Two simple steps:

STEP 1

Get to know the policies of your school district regarding graduate-level professional growth courses, due dates, etc.  Some districts require prior approval and some don’t. Districts vary in policy regarding whether or not they require embossed transcripts, and districts have different turn-in dates for salary advancement.

It is your responsibility to know your own district’s policies regarding dates you must submit grade reports for salary advancement and regarding their policy in accepting grade reports vs. formal transcripts. Please contact your personnel department for information. 
Please note: It typically takes 6-8 weeks to obtain an Unofficial Transcript from the Registrar, so please plan to register and complete your coursework with this time frame in mind.

What information to provide your district should you need prior approval

    1. University of the Pacific courses are accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    2. We offer Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit (see section “General Information About Credit…” explaining the semantics regarding CEUs and PDUs among different states)
    3. Course Title(s) and Course Number(s) you have selected. Also include the number of graduate-level professional development units/credits you wish.

If additional information is requested by your school district, please do not hesitate to email us and we will provide you with any information you need to submit to your district.

STEP 2

Register for 1, 2 or 3 Graduate-level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits

The registration process is quick and easy. 

The cost is only $93 per unit/credit ($279 for 3 units/credits) graduate-level professional development semester units/credits. 

You may choose from the following courses. Each course is available for 1, 2 or 3 units/credits:
P EDU 9063: Focusing on Objectives for Teaching Art
P EDU 9066: Enhancing Your Skills Using Technology
P EDU 9240: Teaching Common Core Standards Effectively
P EDU 9198: Kinesthetic and Creative Teaching Techniques for Effective Classroom Management
P EDU 9044: Strategies To Help Children with Learning Challenges
P EDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children With Special Needs

We will need four things from you:
1)  Registration form(s) completed (Click Register Now below)
2)  Payment – personal check or Visa, AMEX or MasterCard
3)  Certificate(s) of Participation from CAEA
4)  Log of extra hours of professional work if applicable (explained below)

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Explanation When Log of Extra Work Is Required

All together, CAEA conference/workshop/seminar participation plus extra professional work hours should equal 15 hours for 1 unit/credit, 30 hours for 2 units/credits, or 45 hours for 3 units/credits.

If your CAEA experience(s) totals the number of hours you wish for credit, no log of additional work is required. The Certificate of Participation from CAEA will suffice.

Note: You may submit multiple Certificates of Participation for different CAEA educational events to fulfill one registration.

Should your total hours with CAEA fall short of the number of hours required for the amount of credit you wish, you will need to turn in a log of additional hours of professional work. When logging extra work, the university will accept professional work you have done before or after the CAEA workshops(s)/conference.  These additional logged hours of work do not need to relate to CAEA; they just need to be professional activities, i.e., one hour reading literature for your classroom, three hours designing lessons that integrate technology into your curriculum, one hour developing a rubric, one hour previewing an educational video, etc.

You may backdate your log 12 months prior to the date you are registering, providing you have not already received credit for the work you are submitting.

What should my log of extra hours look like? Your log should note the specific activities you accomplished and with each log entry we need proof/documentation or explanation of what you say you did for that log entry.

Sample log:
4/11/??  Attended CAEA conference (Certificate attached)        16 hours
            Elaboration: Write a brief review of what you got from the course
4/18    Participated in CAEA Mini workshop                                            4 hours
            Elaboration: Write a brief review of what you learned from the workshop
4/12    Adapted CAEA curriculum ideas into curriculum to meet current teaching mandates    4 hours
            Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity or provide samples of work
4/14     Read __________.                                                                       3 hours
            Elaboration:  Tell us more about this reading or provide us with notes from readings
4/19     Developed lessons incorporating technology into curriculum                     4 hours
            Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity or provide us with samples
4/20    Developed rubrics for given lessons                                                                  1 hour
             Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity or provide us with samples

You may log curriculum development in any subject as well as reading or research that will enhance your classroom teaching. 

You may NOT log prep work or any work done at a school workshop or meeting, i.e., no correcting/grading papers, no photocopying, no conferencing with parents, no work done at required team meetings, no leveling books or organizing, no setting up classrooms; and you cannot count grading student work or doing report cards. Your activities don’t have to relate to each other, but they have to be professional activities.

Suggestions of excellent activities: read, researched, developed, created, previewed, revised.

Examples of Words NOT to use in your log: collaborated, sorted, leveled, organized, shared.

About Courses4Teachers and University of the Pacific

Courses4Teachers is an educational company, in affiliation with University of the Pacific, providing practical and motivating courses for teachers throughout the United States. Courses4Teachers has provided PreK-12 teachers with consistent, dependable, high-quality graduate professional courses for over twenty-eight years. The company office is located in Danville, California. The Courses4Teachers staff takes great pride in the quality of education and service they provide and value highly their strong partnership with the prestigious University of the Pacific. The Pacific main campus, located in Stockton, CA, is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state of California; it has a reputation of high prestige and is known for quality in education. The University of the Pacific courses are accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

General Information regarding unit credit with the University of the Pacific

States across the U.S. have different terminology to label this type of graduate-level professional development credit. It can be referred to as “professional growth,” “post-bachelors credit” or “continuing education.” Other terms are used, such as “graduate units,” “graduate hours,” or “graduate credits.”

Regardless of the terminology, and in light of some confusion with semantics among different states, we want to make it clear that these graduate-level professional development courses are designed for professional growth and are available to teachers across the U.S.

These courses will be listed on a University of the Pacific transcript. They are designed primarily for salary advancement and credential renewal requirements. The courses are not designed towards attainment of an advanced degree. You are advised to check with your state board or attending university, prior to registering, if you wish to apply these units/credits towards attainment of specialty credentials. There are no refunds.

Grade and Transcript Information

After you have mailed in your documentation and registration, a grade confirmation will be emailed to you from our Danville office on University letterhead, within 5 business days. You will also receive an unofficial transcript in the mail, directly from the University of the Pacific Registrar, in about 6-8 weeks. Some school districts may accept the grade confirmation letter emailed from our office for immediate professional growth and salary increment credit. Most school districts request the unofficial transcript from the Registrar, and some may request an embossed, sealed Official Transcript.

Please note: For more Official Transcript information click here:
https://www.courses4teachers.net/information-about-grades-and-transcripts/