Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Collaboration between ASCD and the University of San Diego (accredited by the
Western Association of Schools and Colleges) allows educators to participate in
professional development activities sponsored by ASCD and to obtain graduate
extension credit from USD. Credit hours are generally dependent on the
intensity of each course; essentially 15 hours of contact work is equivalent to
one unit of credit. Credits may be transferred to a degree program, but
participants should first consult with the degree-granting organization for
this permission. USD credits are most often used for teacher certification
and/or salary enhancement purposes.
Registration is a two-part process.
First, register with ASCD for the program you have chosen.
Then register with USD for graduate credit.
PD Online (Beginning fall 2008 when new course materials are available.): 1
Unit of Credit
Workshops: 2 or 3 Units of Credit
Annual Conference: 2 Units of Credit
Themed Conferences: 2 Units of Credit
Course tuition $65/credit hour
No application or initial registration fees
First transcript is gratis. Subsequent transcripts are $5 each.
Participate in all professional development sessions. Upon completion of the
program, forward a copy of the ASCD program certificate and a response paper
via either of these two options:
Email to JLO004@aol.com
Fax to (619) 260-2961 (Attn: Dr. Jim Olivero)
The paper is expected to be 3 – 5 pages in length and address these topics:
What were the most important ideas you gained from your involvement in the
How do you think you can effectively implement specific new strategies in your
What are the implications of the strategies for your students?
What, if any, information did you obtain that you found not especially useful?
Or, what information would you challenge?
How many total hours of study did you invest in this program?
Successful completion of the program resulting in a program certificate from
Grading will also depend on the quality and content of the written response
paper. (USD readers will provide feedback for each paper submitted.)
An official transcript will be forwarded to a participant approximately two
weeks after the assignment has been reviewed.