University of the Pacific, a regionally accredited university, provides graduate-level development credits in partnership with Model Teaching for license renewal or salary advancement. These courses provide you with a transcript and letter grade from University of the Pacific (UOP), ready to submit to your district or state department of education.
Cost-Effective Graduate-Level Credits from University of the Pacific (UOP).
Continuing Education credits through University of the Pacific are offered as graduate-level professional development courses and indicated as Graduate Professional development on University transcripts. These university-credit courses are intended for recertification, salary advancement or lane changes, and continuing education for teachers and educators.
The University of the Pacific is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges & Universities (WASC-ACSCU). California’s oldest private chartered university, UOP helps hundreds of teachers across the country earn graduate-level credit for salary advancement and license renewal every year.
The University of the Pacific is California’s oldest private chartered university established in 1851 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). University of the Pacific offers continuing education courses through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through University of the Pacific are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online UOP-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to university credit through UOP along with an official transcript and letter grade.
Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges & Universities – WASC-ACSCU
Verification Documents for Your District or State
Although these courses are taken by teachers across the country to advance their salary or complete re-licensure, each state and district have their own guidelines and rules. Always make sure to check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify that these course offerings will fulfill your district and/or state requirements. You can view a sample transcript below. To download a syllabus for any course, please visit each course page from our UOP course menu ( below).
See the UOP course list below for total course pricing. Registration is broken up into two parts: your initial Model Teaching registration fee (varies depending on your course & provides you one full year of access to the course and scoring by your instructor) and $70 per credit set by the University to post your grade and process your credits. Once you register and pay the Model Teaching fee, you will have access to your course(s), complete them at your own pace, and then once complete, pay your credit fee of $70/credit to process your credits and request your transcript.
You may complete up to 15 credits per semester, per university. If you need more than 15 credits in a semester, please select multiple university partnered courses when ordering or when building a custom bundle package.
If You Require More Than 15 Credits/Semester, We Recommend You:
A. Spread out your required number of credits over more than 1 academic semester (Spring, Fall, or Summer)
B. Choose multiple university partners (up to 15 credits per university) when ordering or building a custom bundle package.
Please always check with your district to confirm how many total credits they will accept in a given semester.
Please refer to our UOP course list below for a listing of each course. You may click on each course to view its detailed course page. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.
Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university that includes an official letter grade. Once complete, you will receive information on how to request your transcript.
Once you enroll, you will have access to your course for 1 year. You may start at any time and complete the course at your own pace.
Because you have access to courses for one year, the semester in which you complete your course and your grade is posted will be the semester in which your course is completed.
Upon completion of your course, your course work is graded, and your grade posted to the Model teaching dashboard typically within 48 hours.
When you are ready to request your credits, you will complete the provided form found within your course module or certificate and pay the course credit fees of $70 per credit to the UOP registrar as well as request your transcript(s).
Grades are posted typically within two weeks, and transcripts are typically processed within one to two weeks following grades posting.
However, depending on seasonality the total turnaround time from completing your course to receiving your official transcript can take from 6-8 weeks. We recommend that you complete your coursework at least 8 weeks prior to your transcript deadline. If this does not work for your timeline-please consider our other university partner Valley City State University (VCSU).
Access to All Graduate-Level Courses The most cost-effective way to earn your required Graduate-Level credits. Once you purchase your credits bundle, you may choose any courses from our full menu of university-partnered courses until you have used all credits. Access your courses for 1 full year.
This course teaches you how to select from the five main blended learning models to structure your lessons. You’ll learn a process for designing activities and choosing online resources for easier blended learning integration into your classroom.
This course teaches you five main types of writing prompts: narrative, creative, expository, persuasive, and reading response as well as a simple structure to follow when designing each type of writing prompt.
This course will teach participants how to establish a classroom culture that is conducive to learning and sharing as well as a variety of ways to check their students’ understanding of elementary math content.
In this course, you will learn new strategies for implementing assessments into the classroom and explore various topics to help you use assessments effectively throughout the student learning process.
This UOP-partnered course will provide you with all the student templates, graphic organizers, rubrics, worksheets, and examples that you need to build a CER science lesson, and teach the CER process in your science classroom.
In this course, you will learn the 6 most common and low-prep models to plan and implement collaborative learning in your classroom and help you create a learning environment that promotes student discussion and success.
In this UOP-partnered course, you will learn how to utilize the explicit instruction model to select the correct reading behavior or skill for your student or groups, to build a plan aligned to student goals, and implement the lesson into your classroom.
In this UOP-partnered course, you will learn methods for teaching writing skills for expository essays in the 4th – 8th-grade classroom and how to support your students in improving their essay writing.
This UOP-partnered course is essential training for any teacher providing a combination of at-home (or out-of-class) online learning and in-school classroom instruction. Learn how to plan for and deliver online lessons reinforced with rigorous in-class activities.
Helping Gifted & Talented (GT) students persevere through challenging content can be supported through Growth Mindset strategies. This VCSU-partnered course provides you with the tools to foster a Growth Mindset in your GT students.
Participants in this UOP-partnered course will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon one another, as well as understanding their relationship to a student’s reading level. Learn the main components of guided reading, how to plan, and group.
Explore the strategies involved in planning and executing inquiry-based lesson plans. The components of an inquiry-led lesson will be outlined and discussed, and participants will learn to develop and plan an inquiry-led lesson.
In this UOP-partnered course, you will learn how to implement literacy stations in your classroom as well as learn actionable steps for how to assess, group, and set up engaging literacy activities that will address the needs of all students, despite their individual reading levels.
In this UOP-partnered course, you will learn actionable steps for how to plan, assess, group, and implement effective and engaging math station activities in your classroom, along with dozens of resources ready to be used with your own students.
Learn what typical writing looks like for kindergarten through third-grade students, as well as some common writing tasks they can be expected to accomplish and learn the purpose of both holistic and analytic rubrics for writing assessment.
This introductory-level course is an essential start for any teacher wishing to transition some or all of their lesson instruction into an online format. Learn what effective online learning looks like at any grade level and how to plan online lessons while ensuring security, community, effective communication, and equity for all students.
Learn the importance of aligning your instructional strategies and activities with your learning objectives and assessments and how to build a lesson plan that supports engaging learning for all students.
Learn the value of incorporating frequent checks for understanding into your lesson plans and learn when CFUs need to be incorporated into a lesson cycle as well as how to use data to inform future instructional decisions.
This course will provide you with a detailed overview of social-emotional learning (SEL) and the value of incorporating SEL into the classroom to help improve academic success and emotional intelligence.
This course provides participants with specific methods to implement strategies in the classroom that foster student independence while still building strong classroom culture, expectations, and independence.
Teach students the importance of making thoughtful text annotations and how to use context clues to deepen understanding of a particular text. Also, learn how to instruct students at multiple grade levels, proper annotation techniques for reading assignments.
This course analyzes the six levels of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and how graphic organizers can be applied to each cognitive process dimension, allowing for targeted scaffolding of student thinking.
This course examines what learning objectives should look like and how to construct an objective based on your classroom learning standards that aligns well with your assessments and learning activities.