Credit Options

Do you need credits for your professional and salary advancement?

You'll get a certificate of attendance at the end of your Responsive Classroom workshop. (One-day workshops are generally 6 hours, and multi-day workshops are 28.)

If you need graduate-level, professional development credit for your work, you can earn it through Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system.

Cost is $70 per credit. Completion of a 28-hour Responsive Classroom workshop or a 14-hour module is required and is a separate tuition and registration process.

If you have already completed a Brandman credit course, go here to find instructions on accessing your grade, transcript, or financial receipt.

3-Credit Option

Educators who have completed the Responsive Classroom Course (RCC), Responsive Classroom Advanced Course (RCAC), Responsive Classroom I (RCI) or Responsive Classroom II (RCII) may receive 3 graduate-level professional development credits by completing projects designed to strengthen understanding and practice of Responsive Classroom strategies. Project assignments are designed for classroom teachers, special-area teachers, school counselors, and administrators.

To be eligible for the 3-credit option, your Responsive Classroom training must be recent—you must register with Brandman University within 2 years of completing your training. The 3-credit courses are offered fall semester only.

To see details and assignments, choose your course below:

2-Credit Option

Educators who have completed the Responsive Classroom Course (RCC), Responsive Classroom Advanced Course (RCAC), Responsive Classroom Level I (RCI), or Responsive Classroom Level II (RCII) may receive 2 graduate-level professional development credits by submitting:

See complete instructions, including response paper topics. To be eligible for this 2-credit option, your Responsive Classroom training must be recent—you must register with Brandman University within 2 years of completing your training. Your coursework is due within 1 month after you register with Brandman University or 1 month after completing your Responsive Classroom training, whichever is later.

1-Credit Option

Educators who have completed one 14-hour module of the Responsive Classroom Advanced Course, either Engaging Academics or Effective Management, may receive 1 graduate-level professional development credit by submitting:

See complete instructions, including response paper topics. To be eligible for this 1-credit option, your Responsive Classroom training must be recent—you must register with Brandman University within 2 years of completing your training. Your coursework is due within 1 month after you register with Brandman University or 1 month after completing your Responsive Classroom training, whichever is later.

Registering for credit with Brandman University

Registration for the 1-credit and 2-credit courses is open year-round, by mail, fax or online.

Registration for the 3-credit courses is open April 1, 2015 through January 11, 2016. Papers are accepted and credit is granted fall semester only.

There are 3 ways to register:

1. Fax or mail in the paper registration form.

2. Register on Brandman University's website. Use a browser other than Internet Explorer, such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

  • In the list on the left, find the course you want. Confirm that you have the correct course number:
    • 3-credit RCC or RCI = EDCU 9023
    • 3-credit RCAC or RCII = EDCU 9024
    • 2-credit RCC or RCI = EDCU 9069
    • 2-credit RCAC or RCII = EDCU 9070
    • 1-credit RCAC Module = EDCU 9086
  • Select and drag the course box into your empty schedule box to the right.
  • Use the current date for a "start date."
  • At the bottom right of the page, click "Register." (As a new student, you will be prompted to enter your information, including payment.)
  • Some school email filters block messages from Brandman University, so it's recommended that you provide your personal email rather than your school email.
  • The registration process uses pop-up windows (allow pop-ups in your browser), and is not compatible with an iPad since is uses Adobe Flash.

3. Register one or several people with a Purchase Order—fax, email, or mail the P.O. to Hung Bui at Brandman University. Include email addresses for all registrants who need a payment code.

Fax: 949-754-1337

 Brandman University
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618

Brandman University will email you a code linked to your P.O. which will allow you to register online. In the payment section of the registration process, select "pay with purchase order" and enter the code when prompted.

"Normally, after a seminar teachers say they’re going to try something different but rarely do. Responsive Classroom has so many good strategies, and by completing this assignment, I am making them habits, not ideas that I’ll do one day."   —Lisa, teacher, Bedford, VA

"The 'Hopes & Dreams' assignment was very meaningful and had a direct impact on my teaching. I credit it to the great successes I have had this year in building a great classroom community so quickly."   —Sarah, teacher, Leominster MA

Questions? Email Susan Farber or call 800-360-6332, ext. 102.