Sierra Mindfulness

Earn up to 5 Semester Units/Credits of University Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Credit for your Participation in Sierra Mindfulness Educational Trainings

The cost per credit is only $99.

Please Note: You must wait until you have completed the Workshop/Training, and received a certificate of completion from Sierra Mindfulness, before you register for courses with Courses4Teachers Inc.!

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 or 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 and are Graduate Level Professional Development Semester Credit
Course Title and Course Number you have Selected ________________
Number of Credits you wish (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) ____________

If additional information is requested, please do not hesitate to email us and we will provide you with any information you need to submit to your District.

Especially for Teachers Outside of CA: General Information regarding 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 credit. It can be referred to as “professional growth,” “post-bachelor’s 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 credits towards attainment of specialty credentials. There are no refunds.

Step 2

The registration process is quick and easy.

If you participated in the MINDFULNESS STRESS-BASED COURSE OR THE MINDFULNESS FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS COURSE, you already qualified for 5 graduate-level professional development units/credits. All you need to do is turn in your registration form with payment, along with your Certificate of Completion.

You may register for credit up to one year after the event. You may register for one credit or all five credits.

Below are course titles from which you may choose. Note: there are two prefixes, some with EDUP and some with PEDU.  Both prefixes indicate graduate-level professional development semester courses.

The course title is merely a way by which we file you for credit. Therefore, select the titles you’d like on your transcript. You may not take the same course titles in the future for additional credits.

Each course title is available for 1 – 4 credits.  Therefore, if you wish the 5 credits, you will need to turn in two separate registration forms – selecting one title for 4 credits and another title for one credit. The 4-credit course will cost $396 and the one-unit course will cost $99.

Course titles available:
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 9192: Online Collaboration Teaching Tools
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 9300: Teaching Self-Compassion, Self-Care and Resilience
E DUP 9303: Teaching Respect, Responsibility and Integrity
E DUP 9305: Positive and Engaging Teacher Language  
P EDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environments
P EDU 9047: Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans
P EDU 9069: Classroom Management Strategies That Work
P EDU 9083: Developing Effective Teacher Language and Motivational Engagement Strategies
P EDU 9075: Positive Learning Environments: Fostering Social-Emotional Learning
P EDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum
P EDU 9403: Overcoming Obstacles to Equity in Education
P EDU 9751: Stress Management Strategies to Enhance Student Learning
P EDU 9949: Teaching Character Development For Grades 6-12

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 17 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.

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

  1. Fill out registration form (Link above)
  2. Attach a PDF or JPG version of your Certificate of Completion (from the past 12 months)

Should you need to pay by check, make checks payable to University of the Pacific and mail Registration Form, check and Certificate of Completion to:

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

Grade and Transcript Information:
After you have mailed in your documentation and registration, a grade confirmation letter will be emailed to you, from our Courses4Teachers office, on University letterhead, within 5 business days. With that grade confirmation letter will be a course evaluation form. We would appreciate you taking the time to fill that out.   

You will also receive an Unofficial Transcript in the mail, directly from the University of the Pacific Registrar, in about 6 – 8 weeks. 

As soon as you receive the Unofficial Transcript, you may go online and order your Official Transcript.
  
However, should you need an Official Transcript quickly for your district, and you have seen the payment has cleared your account, you may email us and ask us to post your grade(s) for you quickly.

Some school districts may accept the grade confirmation letter emailed from our office for immediate professional growth and salary increment credit. Most school districts accept the Unofficial Transcript but some may request an embossed, sealed Official Transcript.  
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose to have your Official Transcript mailed Overnight, FedEx will not deliver to a PO Box! 

Please note: For more Official Transcript information click here.