Earn Graduate-level university credits

TPRS Books & the University of the Pacific

TPRS Books and the University of the Pacific take pride in working together to make available the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university semester credits/units. We understand that being an educator takes time, energy and a lot of dedication so we’ve attempted our best to make this process affordable, practical and at the same time rewarding. For only an additional cost of $62 per credit, we can help you meet your salary advancement and/or recertification requirements. All University of the Pacific courses are graduate-level semester, professional development courses, designed as professional growth for educators. The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and all courses will appear on an Official Transcript from the Registrar’s Office at UOP. Attending our TPRS workshop sessions are a pre-requisite to our course enrollment(s). Some school districts may require pre-approval prior to enrollment. It is your responsibility to know your district’s policies.

Whether you spend time brainstorming new ideas, reading TPRS books, typing, reviewing workshop handouts/programs, composing notes at workshops, creating/developing new activities/games, or developing your time log/narrative reports, you are able to document all the time that you have invested in the process of completing all your all your coursework requirements.

Coursework Submission

Your coursework can be submitted up to 6 months from registering and extensions are always granted upon request.​ Your completed coursework should be saved as a PDF, JPEG or Word Document and include the following:

Title page with your Last name, First name, Course Number and Title, Number of Credits, last 4 digits of SSN and course Beginning/Ending date.

Log of hours documenting 15 hours per credit with dates and accomplishments. Include the total number of hours calculated for all coursework.

Narrative Report(s) per semester credit.

Email you completed coursework as an attachment to

Grading and Transcripts

After submitting your coursework, you will receive a confirmation by email notifying you that your coursework is in grading process. Your coursework will be reviewed by Dr. Lifson and his staff. Please allow a few business days to receive your confirmation.​

Within 4-6 weeks from receiving your grading confirmation, you will receive a letter grade on an unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific by regular mail. Your unofficial transcript from the University of the Pacific will include instructions to request your Official Transcript. Provisions for rushed or expedited transcripts are also available.

Earn up to 1, 2 or 3 credits as a “follow-up” to any TPRS workshop sessions that you attend(ed) by developing strategies/techniques or creating activities/projects that were inspired by the session that you attended. Each graduate-level credit will require 15 hours of documentation on a time log. This opportunity allows you to take it one step further then just attending and encourages you to IMPLEMENT what you learned from your experience.

Log of Hours

Create a PDF, JPEG, or Word Document including a log of hours documenting the time you spend creating activities, projects, strategies, or techniques as a result of participating in a workshop session related to TPRS.​ You may also modify, change or adapt as well as incorporate original ideas to meet your professional needs. Creating your own log allows you the freedom of documenting all the time and effort you have dedicated to completing your final objectives. Your log must be specific and include dates with times and accomplishments. For each graduate-level credit, document 15 hours of involvement. All your coursework and participation must be away from professional paid hours. See log example below.

Narrative Report

Along with your log of hours, you must provide a 3 page typed, single-spaced narrative report per credit. The culminating goal of your narrative report(s) is to demonstrate how the series of TPRS activities, strategies or techniques that you created and developed have ultimately enhanced your professional needs. Click here for your narrative report requirements.

Graduate-Level Credit   =  3 page narrative report

Graduate-Level Credits =  6 page narrative report

Graduate-Level Credits =  9 page narrative report

Please note: It may be that you require less or more time completing your own personal activities and/or projects and that’s why we have left it to you to decide how you manage your time.

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