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Be GLAD Certificate

Be GLAD® is a professional development organization in the area of language acquisition and literacy employing Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) model and strategies. Be GLAD® takes teaching theory and transforms it into incredible practical teaching activities, while promoting high academic achievement and 21st century skills. 

This certificate is designed for teachers, educational support professionals, administrators, and those who work with children and adolescents to provide instruction for meeting the myriad challenges in learning the English language. This certificate is comprised of three courses designed for the Basic Be GLAD® Certificate. All courses must be taken in sequential order. In order to enroll in the next course, one must successfully complete the previous course in the sequence. Upon successful completion of all three courses, a certificate of completion will be presented by University of the Pacific.

We recommend students confirm with their district that this coursework will be applicable for their needs.
NOTE: Educators must register for the course separately from the university credit.

Tuition: $1,215 covers full registration for all three courses encompassed in the certificate.

For more information about courses please contact Be GLAD:


Pedagogy and Theoretical Construction

This is the first of three courses designed for the Basic Be GLAD® Certificate. This course focuses on pedagogy and theoretical constructions of the Be GLAD® program. It includes history, theory and research that undergirds Be GLAD® cognitive and effective strategies for language acquisition and development.The aim of this course is to better equip teachers in the most up to date strategies in order to support all students, particularly students who struggle in school.

Course Reference Number: PDBG 9001
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $95/Unit 

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Classroom Observations and Analysis

The second course focuses on Be GLAD® classroom observations and analysis, provides multiple opportunities to observe, write, take notes and respond to classroom modeling of Be GLAD® language acquisition strategies in action sessions. Students enrolled in this course shall be actively involved in research, readings, application of strategies, feedback, assessment and evaluation. Practical application of instructional methodology acquired is key to participant learning and success.

Course Reference Number: PDBG 9002
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $95/Unit 

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Professional and Curriculum Development

The last course is created for educators to develop artifacts in order to implement Be GLAD® methodology in the classroom. The course includes curriculum design, course integration of both California & National curriculum standards. Knowledge gained in the previous courses will be foundational to learning, knowing, analysis of course materials and understanding the related readings, peer feedback and evaluation techniques.

Course Reference Number: PDBG 9003
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $95/Unit 

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