Pacific Educ. Group (PEG) Courageous Conversation

Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Credits For Participation In Courageous Conversation/Pacific Education Group Workshops, Trainings and Summits

Please Note: You must wait until you have completed the Courageous Conversation educational experience, and have received a Certificate of Completion, before you register for 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 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 policies. 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 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

The registration process is quick and easy.

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

Courageous Conversation offers several different venues for teacher education. See below on each educational training and what is needed for university credit for that particular educational experienceEach type training requires a different number of hours of work; therefore each training qualifies you for a different number of graduate-level professional development semester credits.

General Formula for Credit:

  • You need a total of 15 hours of professional work for one graduate-level professional development semester credit.
  • Your Certificate of Completion from Courageous Conversation will specify the number of hours you get credit for.
  • You may add to the hours on your Certificate of Completion by submitting a log of additional work — you will therefore qualify for more credits. (See sample log in this document.)
  • A total of 15 hours (Certificate plus additional hours of work) earns you one credit, total of 30 hours equals two credits, and a total of 45 hours earns your three credits.
  • The cost per credit is $99.
  • You may combine Certificates of Completion from Courageous Conversation for more credits with one registration. You may register for credit with Courses4Teachers Inc. after you complete one training, or you may wait until you have completed several educational trainings with Courageous Conversation and register for credit for all of them on the same day.

CREDIT FOR THE NATIONAL SUMMIT

This program requires 45 hours of professional development work. Upon completion, you may therefore register for three graduate-level professional development semester credits with Courses4Teachers Inc. You must submit your Certificate of Completion from Courageous Conversation with your registration. No additional work is required for three credits.

CREDIT FOR THE LATINIX SUMMIT

This summit requires 22 hours of program participation. Since you need 15 hours of program participation for one credit, you may register with Courses4Teachers Inc. for one credit. No additional work is required for one credit.

However, if you wish two or three credits for the Latinix Summit:
Along with your registration for credit to Courses4Teachers Inc., and your Certificate of Completion, you will  submit:

  • For two units of credit: a log of 8 hours of additional reading/research
  • For three units of credit: a log of 23 hours for three units/credits.

(See information on logging additional work later in this document).

CREDIT FOR THE VIRTUAL ONLINE LATINIX SUMMIT

This online program requires 16 hours of participation. You may register with Courses4Teachers Inc. for one graduate-level professional development semester credit for your participation. You must submit the Certificate of Completion from Courageous Conversation. No other work is required for one credit.

However, should you wish additional credits, with your registration, and with your Certificate of Completion, you may submit a log of additional work. For two credits your log will reflect 4 hours of additional work. For three credits your log will reflect 29 hours of additional professional work. (See sample log near the end of this document).

CREDIT FOR THE BEYOND DIVERSITY I, II, OR III ON-SITE COURSES

Each of these Beyond Diversity workshops require 16 hours of professional development work. You may therefore register with Courses4Teachers Inc. for 1 graduate-level professional development semester credit for each workshop you participated in.  Certificates of Completion must accompany each registration. No extra work is required for one graduate-level professional development credit for each Mindful Educational Beyond Diversity On-Site Course.

As with all courses for credit with Courses4Teachers Inc. you may register for credit within 1 year from the time of completion.

You may register for credit as you complete each Beyond Diversity Course, or you can accumulate Certificates of Completion, combine them, and register for more credits all at one time.
Or….
Earn additional credits by submitting a log of additional work.

For additional credits, with each registration for credit to Courses4Teachers Inc. you will  submit, with your Certificate of Completion:

  • For two graduate-level professional development semester credits: a log of 14 hours of additional reading/research
  • For three credits: a log of 29 hours of additional reading/research

(See sample log near the end of this document.)

CREDIT FOR THE  BEYOND DIVERSITY VIRTUAL ONLINE COURSE

This online course requires 7.5 hours of course participation.

Since you need 15 hours to qualify for one credit, for one credit you must submit a log of 7.5 hours of additional reading/research along with your registration. Should you wish two credits for the Beyond Diversity Virtual Online course, your log will need to reflect 22.5 hours of professional work, and for three credits your log will need document 37.5 additional hours of professional work. For a sample of the log format, see below.

How To Log Your Work for Additional Credits:

Your log may reflect work you have done in the past 12 months. It must be work that is reading, research or curriculum development. You cannot log prep work such as creating schedules. You cannot log work similar to grading papers, creating IEPs, etc. The work must be reading, research or developing curriculum.

Sample of log format:

4/14/20 – Read __________, page numbers: 3 hours

Elaboration: Provide a synopsis and tell us how this book relates to your curriculum

4/17/20 Research digital tools for motivational and effective teaching  4 hours

Elaboration: Provide us with links and/or websites you researched

4/19/20 – Developed lessons incorporating technology into curriculum: 4 hours

Elaboration: Provide us with a sample lesson plan

4/20/20 – Developed rubric for a lesson on stress reduction for students: 1 hour

Elaboration: Provide us with a copy of the rubric

5/25/20 – Researched digital tools for Motivating Students: 2 hours

Elaboration: Provide us with links or websites visited

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 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 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.

Grades and Transcript Information:
After you have mailed in your registration with the Certificate of Course Completion, 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 only require the unofficial transcript from the University for graduate-level professional development units/credits and salary increment credit. Most school districts require an Official Transcript.

For more information about grades and transcripts click here.

READY TO REGISTER NOW?

Course Titles and Registration Process for Courageous Conversation Trainings/Summits/Workshops:

  1. Registration is open all year long
    Note: You must wait until you have completed the Courageous Conversation training before you register!
  2. Choose from the course titles listed below.
    You may not select a course title you have taken previously.
    Each of the course titles are available for one, two or three credits.

If you are registering for more than three university credits at one time, you will need to provide us with separate registrations, selecting more than one course title.  

Example: If you completed trainings and have Certificates of Completion that qualify you for five credits total (75 hours of work) you would register for one title for three units and then select a new course title for an additional two units. This will require two separate registrations.

NOTE: Our titles do not match Courageous Conversation workshop titles. You must select from the course titles listed below that have been approved by the University of the Pacific for Courageous Conversation trainings/summits:

  • EDUP 9181: Creating A Classroom of Equity and Belonging
  • EDUP 9188: Promoting Social Emotional Learning and Growth
  • EDUP 9193: The Mindful Classroom
  • EDUP 9191: Equity Teaching, Strategies and Curriculum
  • PEDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum
  • EDUP 9194: Peace and Productivity In The Classroom
  • EDUP 9195: Mindful Teacher Consciousness and Practice
  • PEDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environments
  • PEDU 9069: Classroom Management, Strategies that Work
  • PEDU 9403: Overcoming Obstacles to Equity in Education
  • PEDU 9047: Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans
  • PEDU 9069: Classroom Management, Strategies That Work
  • PEDU 9044: Strategies To Help Children With Learning Challenges
  • PEDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children With Special Needs

Register by email or use regular mail – see below:
Include with each registration form payment, Certificate of Course Completion (and additional log if applicable for additional credits).

  1. When filling out registration form, in Notes please let us know your registration is for Courageous Conversation.
  2. Attach a PDF or JPG of your Certificate of Course Completion. If for any reason you are not able to attach your Certificate of Completion and/or your log with the online registration, you may email those items to us separately: courses4teachers@courses4teachers.net

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