University of the Pacific Graduate-Level Certificate Programs
We are excited to partner with University of the Pacific to offer four different Graduate-Level Certificate Programs for practicing world language educators. Our instructor-led courses are designed for teacher and administrators seeking additional training in World Language Methodology and Pedagogy, Hispanic Studies and Education, French Studies and Education or Latin Studies and Education.
An official transcript of the non-degree graduate-level courses is available upon successful completion of coursework through the University of the Pacific. While it may be possible for the credits earned in these courses to be used for dual certification, salary advancement, degree completion and state licensing requirements, we do not provide assurance that any state licensing board or school district will accept these credits for those purposes. Individuals seeking credits for those purposes are advised to check with the appropriate agencies and gain approval prior to registering.
1. Graduate-Level Certificate in World Language Methodology & Pedagogy
Program Requirements: Each program participant is required to complete 4 graduate-level courses for a total of 12 credits. One foundational course is required (3 credits):
- PEDD 9122: The 5 C's and the 3 Communication Modes of Language Learning: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy for 21st Century Learners
Students may then choose three elective courses totaling 9 credits (3 credits each):
- PEDD 9009: Assessing Students in the World Languages Classroom: Using Integrated Performance Assessment to Develop Student Proficiency
- PEDD 9147: Cultural Integration in the World Languages Classroom: The Role of Intercultural Communicative Competence in 21st Century Language Learning
- PEDD 9141: Using Digital Tools to Transform Student Learning In the World Languages Classroom
- PEDD 9133: Teaching World Languages Through the Lens of Social Justice
- PEDD 9146: Leading the Charge: Designing and Sustaining Standards-based World Languages Programs for 21st Century Learners
- PEDD 9131: Spiral it up: Map your program and create dynamic units based on Advanced Placement Exams
- PEDD 9162: High Level Teaching Practices to Promote Language Proficiency
- PDDD 9180: More High Level Teaching Practices for Instructional Success and Proficiency Development
2. Graduate-Level Certificate in French Studies and Education
Program requirements: Each program participant is required to complete 4 graduate-level courses for a total of 12 credits. Students may select any 4 of the following courses in consultation with your program advisor.
- PEDD 9157: Novice-level Novels to Enhance Communication in the French Classroom
- PEDD 9166: Teaching French Grammar As A Concept and In Context
- PEDD 9140: Film in the French Classroom: Using Global Themes to Enhance Proficiency
- PEDD 9148: Integrating Arts Through Authentic Resources in the French Classroom
- PEDD 9125: Film-Based Activities to Engage & Motivate French Students
- PEDD 9145: Impressionism and the Impressionists
- PEDD 9185: Advanced French Conversation and Culture for Teachers
3. Graduate-Level Certificate in Hispanic Studies and Education
Program requirements: Each program participant is required to complete 4 graduate-level courses for a total of 12 credits. We suggest that students select one course from each category below (A-C) and then a fourth course of their choosing.
A. Literary Studies
- PEDD 9129: Masterpieces of the Hispanic Short Story: Teaching Prose in the Spanish Classroom
- PEDD 9142: Masterpieces of Hispanic Theater
- PEDD 9124: Masterpieces of Hispanic Poetry
- PEDD 9182: Exploring the World of Don Quijote: Imagination and Creativity Come Alive!
- PEDD 9156: Novice Level Novels for the Spanish Classroom
- PEDD 9190: Teaching Social Justice with Novels in the Spanish Classroom
B. Language and Communication
- PEDD 9158: Teaching Spanish Grammar as a Concept in Context
- PEDD 9138: Spanish Writing Seminar: Using Global Themes to Enhance Written Presentational Communication
- PEDD 9184: Advanced Spanish Conversation and Culture for Teachers
C. Cultural Studies
- PEDD 9115: Isabel Allende: Personal History & Creative Process
- PEDD 9117: Love in the Time of War: The Time in Between (Entre Costuras)
- PEDD 9171: BORDERLANDS: Telling Stories of “Us” and “Them”
- PEDD 9170: Let Us In! Incorporating Afro-Latinx/ Black Diaspora Culture and Themes into the Curriculum
- PEDD 9106: Spanish Speaking World Through Film
- PEDD 9113: The Making of Cultural Myths: Using Animated Films to Teach Spanish
- PEDD 9188: Colombia: un "Encanto"
4. Graduate-Level Certificate in Latin Studies and Education
Program requirements: Each program participant is required to complete the following 4 graduate-level courses for a total of 12 credits.
- PEDD 9163: Fortune Favors the Bold: Teaching Vergil in the Latin Classroom
- PEDD 9149: Come, See and Conquer: Teaching Caesar in the Latin Classroom
- PEDD 9134: From Epigram to Epic: Teaching Poetry in the Latin Classroom
- PEDD 9183: Latin Teaching Methods: Teaching Latin for Acquisition
Tuition: Tuition rates for each of our certificate programs are $875 per course. There is a one-time $150 administrative fee to facilitate and process your certificate program. Total enrollment for 12 credits plus the administrative fee is $3650.
Program Guidelines: Students have two years to complete their graduate certificate program from the date of enrollment.
Students can choose to enroll in all 4 courses at once, or work at their own pace. If you choose to enroll in all courses up-front, the administrative fee will be waived.
Enrollment: There are a few steps to enroll completely in this program:
2. Purchase your Certificate Enrollment (your program registration and administrative fee).**
3. Enroll in your chosen course(s)!
**If you plan to purchase all 4 courses at once, your admission fee will be waived! Once you've added 4 courses and your certificate enrollment into your cart, you'll automatically see a $150 discount.