Greater Good Science Center
Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits For Your Completion of Greater Good Science Center Training or Workshops
Please Note: You must wait until you have completed the training and have received your Certificate of Completion from Greater Good Science Center 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 the Greater Good Science Center 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.
The registration process is quick and easy.
The cost is only $99 for one graduate-level professional development unit/credit.
You may select from any of the titles listed below for your one-unit of graduate-level professional development semester-unit credit.
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.
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 9194: Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
E DUP 9195: Mindful Teacher Consciousness and Practice
P EDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environments
P EDU 9751: Stress Management Strategies to Enhance Student Learning
P EDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children with Special Needs
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 with the University of the Pacific. 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:
READY TO REGISTER FOR CREDITS?
- Register by email or use regular mail – see below:
Include the registration form with payment and Certificate of Completion,
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 Greater Good Science Center
- 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 here: Registration 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.