Professional Development for Language Teachers

Professional Development Units/Credits for Teachers

Obtain Graduate-Level Professional Development Units/Credits for Attending an Xperitas Language Immersion Program, a Community Partnership Program, the Global Leader’s Conference and/or Team Leader Training


Teachers who lead Xperitas Language Immersion programs and Community Partnership programs can now obtain graduate level professional development units/credits through a partnership Xperitas has formed with University of the Pacific. In many districts, these credits can be used toward licensure renewal and/or advancement on the district pay scale.

Teachers who participated in 2018-2019 Xperitas programs, conference or training may apply for this credit within a year of completion of the program, conference or training. 


Please Note: You must wait until you have completed the Program, Training or Conference before you register! 



Two Simple Steps to Receiving Professional Development Credit

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 versus formal transcripts. Please contact your personnel department for information. 

Please note: It typically takes 6 – 8 weeks to obtain a 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: 

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.  

Step 2: Send in registration form, payment, and a Proof of Completion from Xperitas

The registration process is quick and easy. The cost is only $99 per graduate-level professional development unit/credit. Thus, the fee for a 1-unit course is $99 and the fee for a 3-unit course is $297. You may earn units each time you complete any of the items from the list below. No other work is required.  

Language Immersion Program
One 3-unit course/$297 

Community Partnership Program 
One 3-unit course/$297 

Global Leaders’ Conference (held in January)
One 1-unit course/$99 

Community Partnership Programs Team Leader Training (held in September)
One 1-unit course/$99 

The three things you will need to submit (contact your Xperitas Program Manager for assistance): 

  1. Completed Registration Form 
  2. Payment – personal check, Visa, AMEX, Discover or MasterCard  
  3. Proof of Completion from Xperitas (from the past 12 months).

Grades and Transcript Information

After you have mailed in your registration form(s) and Proof of Completion, a confirmation of your grade will be emailed to you from the University of Pacific's Danville 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. For more information, click here.  

Registration Process related to completion of Xperitas Program/Conference/Training: 

  1. Registration is open 12 months from the date on your Proof of Completion. Note: You must wait until you complete the Program/Conference/Training before you register!
  2. Choose from the following suggested course titles. Each is available for 1 ($99) or 3 units ($297). 


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 9240: Teaching Common Core Standards Effectively 
P EDU 9040: Safe and Respectful Learning Environments 
P EDU 9049: Strategies for Differentiated Instruction 
P EDU 9069: Classroom Management, Strategies that Work 
P EDU 9279: Incorporating Mindful Education into Curriculum 
P EDU 9403: Culturally Responsive Teaching 

To Register by EMAIL: 

  1. CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form. 
  2. Save the “editable” PDF to your desktop. (DO NOT fill it out before saving it to your desktop.) 
  3. Fill out the form(s), save them again and attach the file, along with a scanned copy of your Proof of Completion. Email all forms to 


To Register by U.S. MAIL: 

  1. CLICK HERE to access the electronic registration form. 
  2. Save the registration form to your desktop. Fill it out, re-save it to your desktop, and print it out. 
  3. Send the completed registration form(s), payment, a copy of your Proof of Completion to the address below. 


Courses4Teachers, LLC / University of the Pacific 
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #518 
Danville, CA 94526