CKA 2021 Summer PDW Series
Earn One Graduate-Level Professional Development Unit/Credit for Attendance at the CKA 2021 Summer PDW Series
The credits we offer are applicable for salary advancement and to renew credentials
Please Note: You must wait until you have completed your CKA summer series, and have received your Certificate of Completion, and have also written a reflection of additional reading, before you begin the registration process for university credit with us!
THREE SIMPLE STEPS
- Get to know the policies of your school district.
- Prepare a written reflection of 9 hours of extra reading that you will submit, along with your Certificate of Completion from CKA.
- Select which University of the Pacific course title you’d like to appear on your transcript.
- Register via Courses4Teachers Inc. (registration link at the bottom of this page).
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 formal transcripts. Please contact your personnel department for information.
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.
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.
Especially for Teachers Outside of California:
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 unit/credit,” “continuing education,” “graduate units,” “graduate hours,” or “graduate units/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 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.
Information regarding Grades and Transcripts:
After you have sent in your registration and payment, and Certificate of Completion from CKA, 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, which can be requested after the Unofficial Transcript arrives. For more information click here: https://courses4teachers.net/information-about-grades-and-transcripts/
STEP 2: Plan to submit a few paragraphs of written reflection for 9 hours of extra reading
You may select from any of the following books – reading one or a combination, of the following
Learning Behaviors A Practical Guide to Self-Regulation in the Early Years
Teach, Play, Learn How to Create a Purposeful Play-Driven Classroom
Music with the Brain in Mind by Eric Jensen
The CKA Summer Series requires about 6 hours of participation time.
For 1 unit of Graduate-Level Professional Development university unit/credit you must put in a minimum of 15 hours per unit.
Therefore, you must submit a reflection of 9 hours of additional reading to fulfill the university requirement for 1 unit/credit.
STEP 3: SELECT A COURSE TITLE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO APPEAR ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT
Timeline for Registering for University Unit/Credit: You should register within a year after completing this CKA series. However, by special request, we may accept registrations for credit up to one year later, given you still have a Certificate of Completion.
University Course Titles From Which You May Choose:
To register for university credit for the CKA series you must select from any of the University course titles listed below. You may not select a course title you have selected for previous credit.
Some courses have the prefix EDUP, PEDU or PECE. These are all prefix codes to indicate the courses are graduate-level professional development semester-unit university courses.
We know teachers multi-task so no single title will match all the work you have done. Simply select a course title that most fits with your coursework and is also the title you would like on your transcript.
UNIVERSITY COURSE TITLES FROM WHICH YOU MAY CHOOSE.
EACH TITLE IS AVAILABLE FOR 1 UNIT/CREDIT.
EDUP 9181: Creating a Classroom of Equity and Belonging
EDUP 9188: Promoting Social Emotional Learning and Growth
PEDU 9189: Social-Emotional Learning Practices
EDUP 9191: Equity Teaching, Strategies and Curriculum
EDUP 9193: The Mindful Classroom
EDUP 9194: Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
EDUP 9195: Mindful Teacher Consciousness and Practice
EDUP 9300: Teaching Self-Compassion, Self-Care and Resilience
EDUP 9303: Teaching Self-Respect, Responsibility and Integrity
EDUP 9305: Positive and Engaging Teacher Language
PEDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environments
PEDU 9047: Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans
PEDU 9070 Music Across the Curriculum
PEDU 9071: Using Music in Teaching the Standards
PEDU 9075: Positive Learning Environments: Fostering Social-Emotional Learning
PEDU 9083: Developing Effective Teacher Language and Motivational Engagement Strategies
PEDU 9198: Kinesthetic And Creative Teaching Techniques For Effective Classroom Management
PEDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum
PEDU 9950 Creating and Maintaining a Motivating Classroom Environment
Early Childhood Education related:
Important: Note that these courses begin with PECE rather than PEDU or EDUP
The following titles are available for 1, 2, 3 or 4 units:
PECE 9000: Teaching Foundational Reading Skills to ECE Students
PECE 9001: Teaching Foundational Math Skills to ECE Students
PECE 9002: Supporting English Language Development in the ECE Classroom
PECE 9003: Assessment of ECE Goals and Lesson Plan Effectiveness
PECE 9004: Understanding Developmental Stages of Early Childhood
PECE 9005: Promoting Social Emotional Growth in ECE Students
PECE 9006: Teaching to Diversified Developmental Levels, Personality
STEP 4: REGISTRATION VIA COURSES4TEACHERS:
To Register and pay online:
- Your Certificate of Completion from CKA plus 9 hours of documented reading qualifies you for 1 Graduate-Level Professional Development semester unit/credit.
- Each university title listed above is good for 1 unit/credit.
- Access our new user-friendly online Registration Form
- When filling out the registration form, in Notes, please let us know your registration is for CKA SUMMER SERIES.
- Attach a PDF or JPG of your Certificate of Completion from CKA with each registration. This will be your Proof of Completion.
- Attach your written reflection about the book or books you read for the additional 9 hour requirement.
To register via mail and pay by check:
Download and complete this form, send that in along with your Certificate of Completion, and check (payable to University of the Pacific), to the address below:
Attn: Karin Alexander
1812 W. Burbank Avenue, #1031
Burbank, CA 91506
WANT TO EARN ADDITIONAL UNIVERSITY CREDITS TOWARDS SALARY ADVANCEMENT? THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE AND YOU CAN EARN CREDIT FOR READING, RESEARCH OR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT WORK YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE RECENTLY. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
About Courses4Teachers Inc. and University of the Pacific:
Courses4Teachers Inc. is an educational company, in affiliation with 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 they value your 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.