CAEA – CA Art Education Association

Earn 1 or 2 Units of University Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits for your Participation in the CAEA Book Club Series, Summer Online Mini-Conference, or the November Virtual CAEA Conference

Only $99 per graduate-level professional development semester unit/credit!

PLEASE NOTE: You must wait until you have completed the book club series or the conference, and received a Certificate of Completion, before you register!

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

– University of the Pacific is accredited with Western Association of Schools and Colleges
– We offer Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits
– Course Title(s) and Course Number(s) you have selected
– Also include the number of graduate-level professional development semester 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 or 2 Graduate-level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits

The registration process is quick and easy.

The cost is only $99 per unit/credit graduate-level professional development semester units/credits.

You may choose to apply for units/credits for the following:
CAEA Book Club Series: For this you have automatically qualified for 1 unit/credit
CAEA Summer Mini-Conference: For this you have automatically qualified for 1 unit/credit
CAEA Virtual November Conference: For this you have automatically qualified for 2 units/credits

Should you wish additional credits you may submit a log of reading, research or curriculum development that you have done either prior to, or after the conference or training with CAEA. (see below on how to log your work).

You may choose from the following courses. Each course is available for 1 or 2 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 require these things:

  1. Registration form
  2. Certificate(s) of Participation from CAEA (from the past 12 months)
  3. Log of extra hours of professional work if applicable (explained below)

To Register:

  1. Registration form. Here is our new user-friendly registration form REGISTRATION FORM
  2. There is a spot on this new form to attached your Certificate(s) of Participation from CAEA (from the past 12 months). Proof of Completion, if required (File types allowed: pdf, jpg, png, bmp, xls, xlsx)
    You will need to save the Certificate as a PDF, JPG etc. (NO .doc or .docx) to your desktop before trying to attach it if it isn’t already. (We need this proof of completion before we may process your registration.)

Should you need to pay by check, mail Registration Form, Certificate of Completion & check (made out to University of the Pacific) to address below and use this registration Form

Courses4Teachers Inc. | University of the Pacific
Attn: Karin Alexander
1812 W. Burbank Avenue, #1031
Burbank, CA 91506
 

Explanation of Log of Extra Work that is Required — Only if you wish additional credits, beyond what you qualified for with your Certificate of Completion from CAEA:

For every 15 hours of documented professional development work you may earn one graduate-level professional development semester-unit credit.

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, 45 hours for 3 credits or 60 hours for 4 credits.

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 for CAEA Book Club Series:

6/24/21, 7/8/21, and 7/21/21 – Participated in the CAEA Book Club Series (receipt attached)          3 hours
?/?/21 Read: “Art for Children who Are Experiencing Trauma” by Adrienne Hunter and Donalyn Heise    ___ hours
          Elaboration: Provide us with a 1 – 2 sentence reflection
Continue to log hours of curriculum development work to equal 15 hours. See suggestions below on how to log additional hours.

Sample Log for CAEA Conferences:

7/22/21 Participated in the CAEA Summer Mini-Conference (receipt attached)                           4 hours
Continue to log hours of curriculum development work to equal 15 hours. See suggestions below on how to log additional hours.

11/4/21 -11/8/21 Participated in the CAEA Virtual Conference (receipt attached)         20 hours
Prior to the Conference, Read: “Making Artists” by Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands  ___ hours
          Elaboration: Provide us with a 1 – 2 sentence reflection
Continue to log hours of curriculum development work to equal 30 hours. See suggestions below on how to log additional hours.

How to log additional hours:
4/10 – Researched various Artists and their work                                            2 hours
          Elaboration: Brief review of what you learned and list website / resources
4/12 – Adapted CAEA curriculum ideas into curriculum to meet current teaching mandates    4 hours
          Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity and provide samples of work
4/14 – Read __________.   Chapter #s__                                                                     3 hours
          Elaboration: Tell us more about this reading and how it pertains to your curriculum
4/19 – Developed lessons incorporating technology into curriculum                     4 hours
          Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity and provide us with samples
4/20 – Developed rubrics for given lessons                                                                  1 hour
          Elaboration: Tell us more about this activity and 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 Inc. 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 is 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.