North Coast School of Education

College Credit for Coursework

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Many school districts allow teachers to utilize college credit for their credential program coursework in order to move over on their salary schedule. Please check your district’s policy prior to registering.

New in 2020-21: Humboldt State University (HSU) is offering extended education semester units (3 units per semester at $50 per unit) to Career Technical Education and Adult Education teachers who have successfully completed the Designated Subjects Credentials Holders program requirements.

Retroactive units may be purchased for 2019-20 through a special link. Please contact nscoe@scoe.org if you did not receive the link and are eligible for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 units.

IMPORTANT: Mentors supporting Candidates in the Designated Subjects New Credential program who wish to purchase college credit (2 units per semester) through HSU can do so here.

Registration Information for HSU Designated Subjects Candidate Units

Many school districts allow teachers to utilize college credit for mentoring to move over on their salary schedule. Please check your district’s policy prior to registering.

New in 2020-21: HSU has changed the way they offer extended education semester units to Mentors.

Mentors supporting teachers participating in Intern Support and Supervision (ISSP), North Coast Teacher Induction (NCTIP), Permit Holder Professional Development Series and Designated Subject New Credential Holder programs, and who have completed ALL program requirements are now eligible to purchase mentoring units (2 units per semester at $50 per unit) through HSU.

IMPORTANT: Mentors supporting Candidates in Teacher Induction, have additional options through NCSOE’s partner universities UOP and Brandman. Please visit the College Credit for Teacher Induction section on this page for more information.

Registration Information for HSU Mentoring Units

Health Class: Humboldt State University (HSU) offers one unit of college credit for completion of NCSOE's Health Class. If you have successfully completed the course, please email NCSOE's regional office at ncsoe@scoe.org for the special registration link.

Technology In Education Course: Sonoma State University (SSU) provides two units of college credit for completion of NCTIP’s Technology In Education Course. If completing this course to meet your technology credential requirement, purchasing SSU units is mandatory. Information on registering for these units is provided after confirmation of course enrollment.

NCTIP’s Candidates and Mentors who have successfully completed program requirements are eligible to purchase college credit for Teacher Induction. An email notification about the opening of registration for the purchasing of units will go out to all eligible participants after final semester grades have been posted (mid-February for Fall semester and mid-late June for Spring). The university options listed below are specifically designed for salary advancement or credential renewal. Many school districts allow teachers to utilize college credits to move over on their salary schedule. Please check your district’s policy regarding the acceptance or need for approval of college credits prior to registering.

Please allow the university 4 - 6 weeks for the processing of your application.

As of Fall 2019, NCSOE no longer monitors university credit purchases. It is the participant's responsibility to confirm that the purchased units have been recorded properly by the university. For questions relating to university credit purchases, please contact the university directly.

Brandman University offers graduate level professional development units to teachers currently participating in NCTIP. Candidates are eligible to purchase 3 units per semester at $150.00. Mentors are eligible to purchase 2 units per semester for $100.00. (Note: these units are not a part of, or applicable to, a degree program at Brandman University.)

Registration for Fall semester - End of January after final grades have been posted - May 1st.

Registration for Spring semester - End of June after final grades have been posted - September 2nd.

Official transcripts are available upon request through Brandman University.


Humboldt State University (HSU) offers extended education semester units to Candidates participating in Teacher Induction (3 units per semester at $50 per unit).

Many school districts allow teachers to utilize college credit for their credential program coursework in order to move over on their salary schedule. Please check your district’s policy regarding the acceptance or need for approval of college credits prior to registering.

IMPORTANT: Mentors supporting Candidates in Teacher Induction who wish to purchase college credit through HSU can do so here or through Brandman and UOP (see information listed on this page.)

Registration Information for HSU Teacher Induction Candidate Units


University of the Pacific (UOP) offers graduate-level professional development semester credit for completion of Teacher Induction coursework (4 units per semester). You may register for units after each semester or program year completion via Courses4Teachers/UOP’s website. To obtain verification of Teacher Induction completion, download your NCSOE Unofficial Transcript from your NCSOE My Profile webpage.

New in 2018-19, retroactive credits are available for purchase up to 5 years, including the current year. Official transcripts are available upon request through UOP.

Teacher Induction transfer units towards a Master’s Degree are available through Brandman or Dominican Universities.

Brandman University has a special transfer option for teachers who have completed (or are about to complete) a Teacher Induction program for a clear credential. Brandman will award 12 units for Teacher Induction towards your Master's in Education – Teaching and Learning degree. Learn more. To obtain verification of Teacher Induction completion, contact NCTIP regional office at 707-524-2818.

Dominican University of California offers articulated units for a Master’s degree in Education: Teacher Leadership to teachers who have completed NCSOE’s Teacher Induction Program. Additionally, candidates who earned their credential through Dominican can be awarded 15 units towards their Master’s. Learn more. To obtain verification of Teacher Induction completion, contact our regional office at 707-524-2818.

The University of Phoenix offers a credit waiver of 13 credits towards their MA in Education Curriculum & Instruction to teachers who have completed a Teacher Induction Program. Teachers also receive a tuition reduction of 10% on the remaining 22 credits to complete the program. Learn more or contact Penny Roberts, Regional Education Development Specialist at penny.roberts@phoenix.edu.

Brandman University provides an opportunity for Administrators completing the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program through the North Coast School of Education to earn their Master’s of Art Degree in Education. For more information, please contact Dr. Barbara Bartels at bartels@brandman.edu.

National University is providing an opportunity for Administrators completing the Preliminary Services Credential Program through the North Coast School of Education to earn their Masters degree. For more information please contact National University's Faculty Advisory, Glenn Sewell at gsewell@nu.edu.

The University of Phoenix's MAED Administration Bridge Program waives up to 26 credits free towards their MAED Administration when a candidate successfully completes a Preliminary Administrative Service Credential program. Candidates also receive a tuition reduction of 10% on the remaining credits to complete the program. For more information, please contact Penny Roberts, Regional Education Development Specialist at penny.roberts@phoenix.edu.