Earn Graduate-Level Professional Development
Units/Credits for Participating in Xperitas Educational Programs
EARN GRADUATE-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMESTER UNITS/CREDITS FOR YOUR COMPLETION OF EACH Immersion Program or TRAINING COURSE WITH xperitas.
Please Note: You must wait until you have completed your Xperitas Program 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 courses titles which align with your Xperitas trainings.
- 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. 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, Certificate of Completion from Xperitas, 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:
Xperitas offers four different educational courses/trainings for teachers:
Global Leaders Conference – This conference requires 15 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 1 graduate-level professional development semester credit upon completion.
Language Immersion Programs – These programs require 45 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 3 graduate-level professional development semester credits for each Language Immersion Program you complete.
Community Immersion Programs – These programs require 45 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 3 graduate-level professional development semester credits for each Community Immersion Program you complete.
Community Immersion Program Team Leader Training – This program requires 15 hours of professional development work. You therefore automatically qualify for 1 graduate-level professional development semester credit upon completion.
To qualify for university credit you will complete the requirements outlined by Xperitas to receive your Certificate of Course Completion from them. Once you have received your certificate from Xperitas, 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 an Xperitas program. 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 Xperitas program or you may wait until you have completed other programs with Xperitas 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 Xperitas program 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.
P EDU 9030: Develop New Curricula Through Travel
P EDU 9039: Local Resources/Field Trips to Enhance Curriculum
P EDU 9050: Focusing on Objectives for Teaching French
P EDU 9057: Focusing on Objectives for Teaching Spanish
P EDU 9213: The History and Art of Italy
P EDU 9214: The History and Art of France 1
P EDU 9216: History, Art and Culture of the British Isles
P EDU 9217: The History, Art and Culture of Spain
P EDU 9218: History, Art and Culture of Europe
P EDU 9219: History and Art of America
P EDU 9220: Travel to Learn and Enhance your Teaching
P EDU 9221: Travel to Enrich Your Curriculum
P EDU 9222: Travel as a Form of Education
P EDU 9223: Educational Tours for Teachers
P EDU 9224: The History, Culture and Art of Italy
P EDU 9225: The History Art and Culture of France
E DUP 9304: Focusing on Objectives for Teaching a Foreign Language
P EDU 9299: Educational Travel for Music Teachers
EDUP 9181: Creating a Classroom of Equity and Belonging
EDUP 9191: Equity Teaching, Strategies and Curriculum
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 9083: Developing Effective Teacher Language and Motivational Engagement Strategies
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 Xperitas program you have taken.)
- Each registration for three 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 Xperitas.
- Attach a PDF or JPG of your Certificate of Completion from Xperitas 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 Blvd, #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 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 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 its quality in education.