Mindful Life

Earn 1, 2 or 3 Semester Units/Credits of University Graduate-Level Professional Development Credit for your Participation in Mindful Life Trainings, Workshops or Conferences

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 or 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:

University of the Pacific is accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges and are Graduate Level Professional Development Semester Credit
Course Title and Course Number you have Selected ________________
Number of Credits you wish (1, 2 or 3) ____________

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

General Information regarding units/credits 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-bachelor’s 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 credits towards attainment of specialty credentials. There are no refunds.

Step 2

The registration process is quick and easy.

Send in registration form, payment, log if needed and Certificate of Completion from Mindful Life educational event(s).

You may register by regular mail or email and we will need four things from you:

  1. Registration form completed – see suggested course titles below
  2. Payment – Only $93 per graduate-level semester unit/credit; personal check or Visa, AMEX or MasterCard
  3. Certificate of Completion from Mindful Life from one of the courses listed below
  4. If applicable, a log of additional hours

If you participated in the Mindfulness and the Workplace workshop, you have already qualified for 1 graduate-level professional development unit/credit. All you need to do is turn in your registration form & payment of $93, along with your Certificate of Completion.

If you participated in the yearlong Teachers Weekly Wellness Program workshop, you have already qualified for 3 graduate-level professional development units/credits. All you need to do is turn in your registration form and payment, along with your Certificate of Completion. The cost will be $279 for 3 units.

If you participated in Ambassador Training (26 hrs), Educator One Day Training (8 hrs) or Six Session Intensive Training (8 hrs) you may register for 1, 2 or 3 units/credits. Your log of additional Professional Curriculum Development work will need to add up to the number of hours required by the University. (1 unit requires a 15 hour log, 2 units is 30 hours and 3 units requires a 45 hour log). Your first entry on your log will be the hours listed on your Certificate of Completion.

P EDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum
P EDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
P EDU 9044: Strategies to Help Children with Learning Challenges
P EDU 9049: Strategies for Differentiated Instruction
P EDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children with Special Needs
P EDU 9069: Classroom Management, Strategies that Work
P EDU 9198: Kinesthetic & Creative Teaching Techniques for Effective Classroom Management
— More course titles available upon request

What should my log of extra hours look like?

Sample log:
4/11 Participated in Mindful Life Training (certificate attached): 16 hours
4/12 Adapted curriculum to be incorporated to meet current teaching mandates: 4 hours
4/14 Read __________ (book title), page numbers: 3 hours
4/19 Developed lessons incorporating technology into curriculum: 4 hours
4/20 Developed rubrics for given lessons: 1 hour

What activities count for my Log?
You may log curriculum development, reading or research that will enhance your classroom teaching.
Suggestions of excellent activities: read, researched, developed, created, previewed, revised

What activities do NOT count for my log?
You may not log prep work.
You may not log attendance at a workshop or conference that is not sponsored by Courses4Teachers.
You may not log work done at a school workshop or meeting.
You may not count correcting/grading papers, doing report cards, IEPs, photocopying, conferencing with parents, or meetings regarding specific students.
For a more comprehensive list of “what counts and doesn’t count” you may email our office at courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net

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 17 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.

To Register by EMAIL:

  1. CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form.
  2. Save the “editable” PDF to your desktop. (DO NOT fill it out before saving it to your desktop.)
  3. Fill out the form, email it along with a scanned copy of your Certificate of Completion and log. Email it to courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net.

To Register by REGULAR MAIL:

  1. CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form. OR if you prefer, CLICK HERE for the “low-tech” registration form.
  2. Save either registration form to your desktop. Fill it out and print it.
  3. Send the completed registration form, a copy of your Certificate of Completion, and your payment to the address below.

Courses4Teachers/University of the Pacific
Karin Alexander
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd, #518
Danville, CA 94526

Grade and Transcript Information:

After you have mailed in your Certificate of Completion 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/