Graduate-Level Credits through the University of the Pacific

Earn Graduate-Level Credits After Keys to Literacy Training

Keys to Literacy is pleased to partner with the University of the Pacific to provide educators who participate in our training courses the opportunity to earn graduate-level university credits. Whether you complete a live training (face-to-face or virtual-live) or an online course, you may choose to pursue 1 to 5 non-degree credits for each training course you complete. Participating in our training is a prerequisite to the course enrollment(s).

The cost of graduate-level units is separate from the Keys to Literacy training costs or registration fees. At just $62 per credit paid directly to the university, all University of the Pacific courses offered for Keys to Literacy training are graded, graduate-level semester, professional development courses, designed as professional growth for educators.

These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. These are post-baccalaureate professional development semester credits of non-degree graduate level and are not applicable to a degree at University of the Pacific. Some school districts may require pre-approval prior to enrollment. It is your responsibility to know your district’s policies.

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.

Credit Available for These Training Courses

University of the Pacific credits are available for participation in the following Keys to Literacy training courses that are taken in any of these 3 formats: live training (face-to-face or virtual-live), asynchronous online course, or facilitated online course.

          Key Comprehension Routine Grades 4-12

          Key Vocabulary Routine

          Keys to Beginning Reading

          Keys to Content Writing

          Keys to Early Writing

Course Requirements, Frequently Asked Questions, and Registration Information

Click here to access the course information, contact information for University of the Pacific, and registration website.


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: