Social Success in Schools
Earn Up To 9 Graduate-Level Professional Development
Units/Credits for Social Success in Schools
Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development Semester Units/Credits for Your Completion of Each Training Course with Social Success in Schools.
Please Note: You must wait until you have completed your Social Success in Schools course, and have received your Certificate of Completion before you begin the registration process for university credit with us!
Three Simple Steps
- Get to know the policies of your school district.
- Determine the number of credits you’re applying for and the University of the Pacific course titles which align with your Success in Schools courses.
- 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 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. These courses are not designed towards the 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 the attainment of specialty credentials. There are no refunds.
Information regarding Grades and Transcripts:
After you have sent in your registration and payment, Certificate of Completion from Social Success in Schools, 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: Decide How Many University Credits you Wish to Register for:
Social Success in Schools offers three different educational courses/trainings for teachers:
Social Emotional Learning: Awareness Into Action – This course requires 45 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 3 graduate-level professional development semester credits upon completion.
Adult SEL-Strengthen Your 5 Core Competencies – This course requires 45 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 3 graduate-level professional development semester credits upon completion.
Implementing Transformative SEL – This course requires 45 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 3 graduate-level professional development semester credits upon completion.
You can earn 3 units of credit for each Social Success In Schools course completed– for up to a total of 9 university credits.
To qualify for university credit you will complete the requirements outlined by Social Success in Schools to receive your Certificate of Course Completion from them. Once you have received your certificate from Social Success In Schools, you may simply register for university credit with payment of $99 per unit, and submit your Certificate of Completion. No extra work will be required.
Timeline for Registering for University Credit:
- You should register within a year after completing a Social Success in Schools course. However, by special request, we may accept registrations for courses completed more than one year later, given you still have a Certificate of Completion.
- You may register for credit with Courses4Teachers Inc. after you complete one Social Success in Schools course, or you may wait until you have completed other courses with Social Success in Schools and register for credit for them all on the same day.
University Course Titles From Which You May Choose:
To register for university credit for any Social Success in Schools course 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 and some have PEDU. These are both 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 – 4 credits.
EDUP 9075: Positive Learning Environments: Fostering Social-Emotional Learning
EDUP 9181: Creating a Classroom of Equity and Belonging
EDUP 9188: Promoting Social Emotional Learning and Growth
EDUP 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 9044: Strategies to Help Children With Learning Challenges
PEDU 9047: Effective Teaching Strategies and Motivational Lesson Plans
PEDU 9052: Understanding and Supporting Children With Special Needs
PEDU 9053: Teaching to Different Personality Types and Learning Styles
PEDU 9069: Classroom Management Strategies That Work
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
Step 3: Registration via Courses4Teachers:
To Register and pay online:
- Calculate the number of credits you are registering for. (You may earn 3 university credits for each Social Success in Schools course you have taken.)
- Each registration for 3 units will require a separate registration.
- Access our new user-friendly online Registration Form
- When filling out the registration form, in Notes, please let us know your registration is for Social Success in Schools.
- Attach a PDF or JPG of your Certificate of Completion from Social Success in Schools with each registration. This will be your Proof of Completion.
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.