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Graduate-Level Professional Development
Units/Credits for Work Inspired by P.E.G. Summits/Trainings

Earn 3 semester units/credits of University Graduate-Level Professional Development for your work inspired by P.E.G. Summits, Trainings and/or Workshops

Please Note: You must wait until you have completed the Summit/Workshop/Training before you register. You may register for credit within 12 months after completing the training.

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 versus formal transcripts. Please contact your personnel department for information.
Please note: It typically takes 6-8 weeks to obtain a 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:
Generally districts ask for the name of the university, the course title and course number. If additional information is requested, you may add that all our University of the Pacific courses are Graduate-Level, Professional Development courses, designed as professional growth for teachers. The University of the Pacific is accredited with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. See the section below General Information Regarding Unit/Credit for more specific information about the type of credit we offer.

Step 1

Send in registration form, payment, Certificate of Completion, and a log of 45 hours of professional development work (explained below):
The registration process is quick and easy. The cost is only $279 for 3 graduate-level professional development units/credits.

We will need four things from you:
(1) Completed Registration Form(s) – (Click here to go to the Registration Process)
(2) Payment of $279 – personal check, Visa, AMEX or MasterCard (separate payment per course)
(3) Certificate(s) of Completion from your P.E.G. training/workshop
(4) Log of hours of professional work and explanation/samples (explained below)

Explanation of “Log of extra work” needed:
You will need to document 45 hours of professional curriculum development work completed and provide us with explanation and/or samples of your work. These professional development hours of work do not necessarily need to be related to P.E.G. trainings; they just need to be professional curriculum development activities, involving reading, research and/or creating new lessons or quizzes etc.

Format Required for Your Log — What should my log of 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:
Heading:
4/12/17 – Participated in P.E.G. Summit/Training (certificate attached)

Log:
4/12/17 – Adapted curriculum to be incorporated to meet current teaching mandates:  4 hours 

            Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity and provide samples of work
4/14/17 – Read __________, page numbers:  3 hours
            Elaboration: Tell us how this book relates to your curriculum
4/19/17 – Developed lessons incorporating technology into curriculum:  4 hours
            Elaboration: Provide us with a sample lesson plan
4/20/17 – Developed rubric for a lesson on stress reduction for students:  1 hour
            Elaboration: Provide us with a copy of the rubric

 

What activities count for my log?
You may log curriculum development work, reading or research that will enhance your classroom teaching.
Suggestions of excellent activities: read, researched, developed, created, previewed, revised. Example: one hour reading literature for your classroom, three hours designing lessons that integrate technology into your curriculum, one hour developing a rubric, one hour revising/updating a lesson plan, one hour previewing a video on teaching reading, etc.

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 while teaching students. 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 What 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 twenty-six 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.

General Information regarding graduate-level professional development 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 units/credits. It can be referred to as “professional growth,” “post-bachelor’s credit,” “continuing education,” “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 semester 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. These courses are designed for salary advancement and to renew credentials. 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 graduate-level professional development units/credits towards attainment of specialty credentials. There are no refunds.
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Grades and Transcript Information
Important: Should you have any questions about your grade or transcripts, please contact our Courses4Teachers office directly. Do NOT contact the University of the Pacific main campus as these registrations and grades are handled from this office. Our email is courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net.


After you have mailed in your registration, Certificate of Completion from P.E.G., log of work and explanation/samples, you will receive an email from our office. This email is verification that the processing of your grade has begun. Your grade will go through many channels before it is finally posted with the Registrar. This process typically takes 6-8 weeks. As soon as your grade is posted with the Registrar you will receive an unofficial transcript in the mail, directly from the University of the Pacific Registrar. Some school districts may accept the letter emailed from our office stating your grade is being processed for immediate professional growth and salary increment credit. However, most school districts request the unofficial transcript from the Registrar, and some may request an embossed, sealed Official Transcript.

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

Registration Process for Work Related to P.E.G. Summits, Trainings and/or Workshops

  1. Registration is open all year long. 
    Note: You must wait until you have completed the Workshop/Training before you register!

Choose from one of the following course titles for 3 graduate-level professional development semester credits/units

P EDU 9403: Culturally Responsive Teaching
P EDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environment
P EDU 9069: Classroom Management, Strategies that Work
P EDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children with Special Needs
P EDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum

 

  1. Register by email or use regular mail – see below:
    Include the registration form with payment, Certificate of Completion, your log of professional development work and explanation/samples.
  2. Obtain the registration form by following the directions given below:
    You will need Adobe Reader™ to save and print out the form.
  3. Please feel free to contact us (Courses4Teachers) by email if you have any questions about registration or grades. You may also call us at 925-837-3817 (best phone availability between 9:30am and 11:00am). Please DO NOT contact the University of Pacific main campus as all your course information is on file at this Courses4Teachers office. 

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, save it again and attach the file, along with a scanned copy of your Certificate of Completion, log and explanation/samples of work. Email it to courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net. Please put “P.E.G. Registration” in the subject field.

To Register by U.S. MAIL:

  1. CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form, OR if you prefer, CLICK HERE for the “low-tech” registration form.
  2. Save the registration form to your desktop. If it is the “editable” version, fill it out, re-save it to your desktop, and print it out. If it is the “low tech” version, print it and then fill it out.
  3. Send the completed registration form, payment, a copy of your Certificate of Completion, and your log with samples to the address below.

If you wish more graduate-level professional development units/credits:
You may register for our self-designed courses at any time of the year. These courses follow the same format: You log work you have completed and provide documentation/explanation/samples of what you state in your log. 

For more information on these courses visit our website at www.courses4teachers.net and click on “self-designed courses”.  You can download the packet that explains how to register and earn graduate-level professional development semester credit for the reading, research and curriculum development you are already doing.