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University of the Pacific and Communication Technology

Taxes

The University of the Pacific will send out 1098-T for the $62 per credit fee. For the CTCourses charges, use the information on the receipt you received from CT Courses.

When will I receive my grades?

This depends on the number of credit that you have enrolled in.

  1. One credit course, 2-3 weeks after registration is received
  2. Two credit course, 3-4 weeks after registration is received
  3. Four credit course 4-5 weeks after registration is received

How can I be reimbursed by my district?

It is usually easy to receive reimbursement for CT Courses.

The best and most accurate tuition reimbursement information will be available from your district HR department.

As always, feel free to contact us if you need any help.

What is a PDU?

Required Professional Development Units (PDU’s): This is needed to maintain a teaching license for the state of Oregon. PDU’s are determined by the amount of credits a teachers is getting from a graduate or non-graduate course at a university. All educators who have obtained a final license type will soon be required to complete Professional Development Units (PDU’s) to renew, regardless of employment status. A “final license type” is defined as a license that an educator could choose to renew indefinitely, for the remainder of a career. This change takes effect January 1st, 2013

What types of Oregon licenses require PDU’s?

Basic, Standard, Initial II, Limited, Career and Technical II, Five-Year Career and Technical, Initial School Psychologist, Distinguished Administrator, or Continuing license. And Substitute Teacher.

What's the difference between a Semester Credit Hour and a Term Credit Hour

Semester Credit Hours are worth 1.5 Term Credit Hours

How many PDU’s do teachers earn by taking a class at the University of the Pacific?

A single Semester credit hour = 30 PDU’s

How many PDU’s do teachers have to complete?

Half Time or more employees of a school district must complete 25 PDU’s per year or a total of 75 PDU’s for a 3 year license and 125 PDU’s for a five-year license. 75 PDU’s = 3.75 PSU Credit Hours 125 PDU’s = 6.25 PSU Credit Hours If the teacher has substituted, or is retired or unemployed AND will renew their license in 2018, they will need to complete 25 PDU’s or 1.25 Credits

The teacher has a Masters Degree and feels they will not need to complete PDU’s, is this true?

For all renewals after January 1st, 2013, teachers must complete PDU’s to maintain their license, regardless of employment status.

Can a teacher use the same PDU’s to renew more than one license?

Yes, if a teacher holds more than one type of teaching license. The PDU’s taken through PSU will count towards their license requirements on all licensees. Everyone on a full license will have to complete at least some PDU’s if they renew in 2013.

How many PDU’s will teachers receive if they take a class from Ardys through PSU?

Communication Technology offers 3 types of courses: 1 credit = 30 PDU’s, 2 credit = 60 PDU’s, 4 credit = 120 PDU’s.

What about Substitute Teaching License, or Restricted Substitute Teaching License?

Depends on when the license will expire: 2014 = 20 PDU’s 2015 = 30 PDU’s.

I’m taking a distance class. Will I get a PSU receipt?

Please go to BANWEB for your PSU receipt. The CT receipt will be emailed to you. TSPC has an overview about PDU’s on their WEBSITE There is a list of example activities teachers may use to count as PDU’s: THE LIST Educators do not have to complete college coursework in order to earn PDU credit. Although coursework is completely acceptable, there are other options, as well. If an educator chooses to complete coursework, credit may be earned from a community college, college, or university. Also, either undergraduate or graduate level credit is acceptable. College coursework counts as follows: One quarter of college credit = 20 PDUs One semester of college credit = 30 PDU’s.

How will I pay the University of the Pacific Credit Fee?

When you sign up you will be given the option to pay the university fee by Credit Card or Check.

How do I access my transcript?

Are CT Classes Quarter hours or Semester hours?

Graduate Level Semester Hours.

How do I contact the University of the Pacific

For Registered Students: Dr. Allan Lifson 1-800 479- 1995 or 949 646-9696. I have dedicated office hours T W TH 8am -12noon Pacific Time. Email ecg1@ecg1.net