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 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.

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:

  • brief response paper (600–1,200 words)
  • completed cover page
  • copy of your certificate of attendance from your workshop

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.

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, 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. For Fall Semester 2015, project choices will be posted here by April 1, 2015, and will be similar to these assignments from 2014:
 

RCC course packet (2014): Brandman EDCU 9023
RC Advanced course packet (2014): Brandman EDCU 9024

Registering for credit with Brandman University

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

Registration for the 3-credit courses, which run Fall Semester 2015, is currently closed and will open again in April.

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:
    • 2-credit RCC or RCI = EDCU 9069
    • 2-credit RCAC or RCII = EDCU 9070
    • 3-credit RCC or RCI = EDCU 9023
    • 3-credit RCII = EDCU 9024
  • 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.

"Completing these assignments helped me take a deeper look at myself as a teacher, to reflect on how I'm teaching rather than just on what I'm teaching.
—Rebecca Petravage, 5th grade teacher, PA

"The assignments are well adapted to special area teachers. Expectations are clear, and assignments are well organized."
—Linda Corradino, music teacher, Virginia

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