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Professional Development Units

Graduate Professional Growth

ACIS is proud to have partnered with the University of the Pacific, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state of California, to offer you this benefit. The Center for Professional and Continuing Education offers teachers the opportunity to earn Graduate-Level Professional Development. These semester units (credits) are intended for professional growth, not for pursuing an advanced degree. They are designed for salary advancement and have been accepted in school districts across the US.

All courses are in accordance with guidelines set forth by California WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). Participants are advised to verify acceptance of such credit with their school district or state licensing bureau prior to registration for unit credit.

Three Simple Steps to Earning Three Semester Units for Your ACIS Tour

Step 1

Obtain prior approval from your school district regarding graduate level university credit for leading an ACIS educational tour or participating in a Global Conference.

Step 2

After your tour, submit a registration form (PDF) along with payment of $279 to:

Courses 4 Teachers/University of the Pacific
Attn: Karin Alexander, Executive Director
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd #518
Danville, CA 94526

Payment can be in the form or MasterCard, Visa or a personal check made payable to the “University of the Pacific.”

Step 3

Once the University receives your registration form and payment, they will contact ACIS to verify your participation on an ACIS tour. When this verification is complete, a grade letter will be mailed to you on University letterhead.

More information on the University of the Pacific’s credit, please read our grading and transcript policies (PDF).

Graduate Professional Growth FAQs

Who can earn Graduate Professional Growth?

All teachers leading or participating on an ACIS tour or Global Conference are eligible for these courses.

How many semester units can I earn?

Group leaders will earn three semester units (credits) per ACIS tour or Global Conference.

How much do the units cost?

Three semester units cost a total of $279.

How do I download the Registration Form and the University of the Pacific Credit Policies?

The Registration Form (PDF) and the University of the Pacific Credit Policies (PDF) are available in PDF format. To view both, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It may take a few moments to install. After it is installed, you can view and print the form.

How do I fill out the Registration Form?

Please read the complete instructions on how to fill out the Registration Form (PDF)

Where do I send the Registration Form?

Please send the completed registration form and payment to:

Courses 4 Teachers/University of Pacific
Attn: Karin Alexander, Executive Director
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd #518
Danville, CA 94526

When will I receive the credit?

The Courses 4 Teachers Danville Office will send you your grade on University letterhead about 2-3 weeks after you submit your registration and your tour participation is verified. You will also receive an unofficial transcript from the University of Pacific Registrar in about 6-8 weeks.

It is your responsibility to check with your school district prior to registration, to find out whether or not they will accept the grade report or only an embossed, sealed transcript. Please note: there are no refunds for registrations.

What do I do if I need a formal, embossed, sealed transcript?

When you receive your unofficial transcript from the University Registrar, in the same envelope will be instructions on how to request an embossed, sealed cumulative transcript. For more details on obtaining an official transcript, please read the University of the Pacific Credit Policies (PDF).

Who do I contact with additional questions?

To learn more about earning semester units with ACIS, please contact your ACIS Program Consultant at 800-888-ACIS or email us at info@acis.com.