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Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits For Your Completion of Bent On Learning Training or Workshops

Please Note: You must wait until you have completed the training and have received your Certificate of Completion from Bent On Learning before you register for university credits!

Two Simple Steps:

Step 1 – GET TO KNOW THE POLICIES OF YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT

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 official 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 official 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 for credit with Courses4Teachers Inc. 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 2 – REGISTRATION

WE RECOMMEND YOU REGISTER FOR CREDIT NO LATER THAN 12 MONTHS AFTER COMPLETING A Bent On Learning educational program.  However, by special request, we may accept registrations for training completed more than one year later, given you have a Certificate of Completion.

Send in the registration form, with payment and Certificate of Completion from Bent On Learning, to Courses4Teachers Inc.

The registration process is quick and easy. The cost is only $99 per graduate-level professional development unit/credit.

Bent On Learning offers many different educational trainings/workshops. They are listed below with information on the number of credits you may earn for each educational program.

CREDIT FOR THE CHILDREN’S YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

This program requires a minimum of 95 hours to complete all four modules in this program  You may register with Courses4Teachers Inc. for 6 graduate-level professional development semester credits with a Certificate of Completion. No extra work is required.  

Since all our courses are available for one, two, or three credits, you will select two different course titles from the list below if you wish a total of 6 credits. You will register for one course for 3 credits and register again for another course for 3 credits.  Each time selecting a different course title. The cost for each registration will be $297. Again, each registration for three units must be made separately.

CREDIT FOR THE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

This requires a minimum of 22 hours (maybe extend to 30?)of professional development work.  You may register with Courses4Teachers Inc. for 1 unit of graduate-level professional development semester credit with a Certificate of Completion. The cost for one credit is $99. No extra work is required. You will register by selecting any course title listed below.

Should you wish two units of credit instead of one, you may turn in a log of extra work to equal 8 hours.  Your log can include any extra reading, research or curriculum development you have completed. The cost for two credits will be $198.

CREDIT FOR YOGA FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TRAINING

This requires 18 hours of professional development credit. You may register for 1 graduate-level professional development semester credit with a Certificate of Completion. The cost for one credit is $99. No extra work is required. You will register by selecting any course title listed below.

Should you wish two units of credit instead of one, you may turn in a log of extra work to equal 12 hours.  Your log can include any extra reading, research or curriculum development you have completed. The cost for two credits will be $198.

CREDIT FOR YOGA AND MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING

This requires 18 hours of professional development credit. You may register for 1 graduate-level professional development semester credit with a Certificate of Completion. No extra work is required. You will register by selecting any single course title listed below for one credit, at a total cost of $99.

Should you wish two units of credit instead of one, you may turn in a log of extra work to equal 12 hours.  Your log can include any extra reading, research or curriculum development you have completed. The cost for two credits will be $198.

CREDIT FOR PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE, TEACHING AND MENTORING

This requires a minimum of 37 hours of professional development work.  You may register with Courses4Teachers Inc. for 2 units of graduate-level professional development semester credit with a Certificate of Completion. No extra work is required.  

Since all our courses are available for one, two, or three credits, you will select two different course titles from the list below if you wish a total of 6 credits. You will register for one course for 3 credits and register again for another course for 3 credits.  Each time selecting a different course title. The cost for each registration will be $297. Again, each registration for three units must be made separately.

Should you wish three units of credit instead of two, you may turn in a log of extra work to equal 8 hours.  Your log can include any extra reading, research or curriculum development you have completed.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Each course requires a separate registration and a different course title.

You may select from any of the titles listed below. We know teachers multi-task so no title will ever match all the work you have done. 

Simply select a title that most fits with your coursework that the title you would like most on your transcript.

You may not select a title for more than one registration. Once you have selected a course title you may NOT use that title again for any future registrations.

E DUP 9181:  Creating A Classroom Of Equity and Belonging
E DUP 9188:  Promoting Social Emotional Learning and Growth
E DUP 9189:  Social Emotional Learning Practices
E DUP 9191:  Equity Teaching, Strategies and Curriculum
E DUP 9193:The Mindful Classroom
E DUP 9194: Peace and Productivity in the Classroom 
E DUP 9195: Mindful Teacher Consciousness and Practice
E DUP 9196: Environmental Education Curriculum for Teachers
P EDU 9015: Adding New Ideas to Your Curriculum
P EDU 9034: Developing Effective Curriculum
P EDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environments
P EDU 9047:  Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans
P EDU 9054: Lesson Plans and Strategies for Success In Teaching  
P EDU 9058: Teaching More Creatively and Motivationally
P EDU 9047: Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans
P EDU 9069: Classroom Management Strategies That Work
P EDU 9751: Stress Management Strategies to Enhance Student Learning
P EDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum
P EDU 9403: Overcoming Obstacles to Equity in Education 
P EDU 9937: Preparation For Years of Effective Teaching
P EDU 9950: Creating and Maintaining a Motivating Classroom Environment
P EDU 9035: Enhancing Special Education Curriculum
P EDU 9053: Teaching to Different Personality Types And Learning Styles
P EDU 9044: Strategies to Help Children with Learning Challenges
P EDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children with Special Needs
P EDU 9231: Understanding & Supporting Children with Autism
P EDU 9264: ADHD Classroom, Teaching Strategies
P EDU 9940: Differentiated Instruction
P EDU 9032: Physical Education Activities for the Classroom
P EDU 9037: Health/Nutrition Lesson Plans for the Classroom
P EDU 9062: Focusing on Objectives for Teaching Physical Education
P EDU 9091: Nutrition Incorporated into Core Curriculum
P EDU 9092: Health/Nutrition Lesson Plans II
P EDU 9278: Yoga: Social/Emotional Learning Techniques to Enrich Core Curriculum

ECE Titles – Available to all but especially for Early Childhood Education Teachers:
P ECE 9005 Promoting Social Emotional Growth in ECE Students
P ECE 9006 Teaching to Diversified Developmental Levels, Personality Types and Learning Styles in the ECE Classroom

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 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 the 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 the attainment of specialty credentials. There are no refunds.

Grades and Transcript Information:
After you have mailed in your registration, a Certificate of Completion, a log of work and documentation, a confirmation of your grade will be emailed to you, from our Courses4Teachers Inc. office on University letterhead within 5 business days. You will receive an unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific Registrar in about 6 – 8 weeks. A few school districts require the unofficial transcript from the University for graduate-level professional development units/credits and salary increment credit. Most school districts require a formal, embossed, sealed Official Transcript.

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

READY TO REGISTER FOR CREDITS?

REGISTRATION PROCESS

  1. Register by email or use regular mail – see below:
    Include the registration form with payment, Certificate of Completion, and optional — your log of extra activities and samples/elaboration
    Obtain the registration form by following the directions provided below.
    When filling out the registration form in Notes please let us know your registration is for Bent On Learning
  2. Attach a PDF or JPG of your Certificate of Completion and please save as a PDF.

To access our new user-friendly registration form, click hereRegistration Form

Should you need to pay by check, mail Registration Form(s) & check (Check should be payable to University of the Pacific) to address below and use this Form
     Courses4Teachers Inc. | University of the Pacific
     Attn: Karin Alexander
     1812 W. Burbank Avenue, #1031
     Burbank, CA 91506

About Courses4Teachers Inc. and University of the Pacific:
Courses4Teachers Inc. is an educational company, in affiliation with the University of the Pacific, providing practical and motivating courses for teachers throughout the United States. Courses4Teachers Inc. has provided PreK-12 teachers with consistent, dependable, high-quality graduate professional courses for over twenty-six years. The company has offices in both No and So CA. The Courses4Teachers Inc. 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.