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Bloomboard is bringing you the opportunity to earn micro-credentials for competencies you've learned throughout your career. Showcase your professional skills to peers, mentors, and school leaders. 

BloomBoard has partnered with University of the Pacific to offer educators the opportunity to earn Professional development units. These units are post-baccalaureate professional development coursework designed specifically for graduate-level educators and administrators. Semester units (hours) of non-degree graduate-level credit are awarded for successful completion of coursework. This enables educators to work toward salary advancement and/or re-certification while improving their practice through competency-based micro-credentials. Each of the courses are offered for 1 professional development unit. In addition, these courses will be listed on a University transcript but do not apply to any particular graduate degree at this institution. Learn more about BloomBoard.

Getting Started

  1. Select the courses that you are interested in earning by clicking on the course titles.
  2. Confirm with your employer that the graduate-level Professional Development Units (PDUs) associated with the selected micro-credentials will be accepted once they are earned.
  3. Submit your required coursework to BloomBoard earn the micro-credentials. If you have any questions about how to submit your coursework, please contact help@bloomboard.com. NOTE: You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through Univeristy of the Pacific.
  4. Apply for Graduate-level Credit through University College. 


Course BadgesCourse Description

belonging & caringpersonal purpose


Belonging & Caring
 + Personal Purpose

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Having a regular time to check in with a consistent group of peers and an adult to share what's happening in their lives helps students build a sense of belonging and caring. Purpose is the intention to accomplish something that is both meaningful to you and important for others and the world beyond you; having a purposeful mindset - a sense of positive purpose, meaning, and direction for one's learning, work, and live - is important for health, motivation, resilience, and a sense of fulfillment.

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9002
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

choosing learning strategiesthe link between probing questions

Choosing Learning Strategies + The Link Between Probing Questions and Student Learning

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Matching learning goals with the appropriate learning strategies for powerful learning and personal empowerment. Educator uses probing questions and encourages a culture of discourse in their classroom, resulting in increased overall learning gains.

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9003
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

coaching for improvementcollaborating with admin

Coaching for Improvement + Collaborating with Administration

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU


Teacher leader coaches a teacher to improve his/her practice with targeted outcomes and/or measurable goals. Teacher leader develops collaborative relationships with administrators.

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9004
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

connecting with studentsfacilitating classroom

Connecting with Students + Facilitating Classroom Meetings

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Educator builds interpersonal relationships by engaging in daily one-on-one interactions with students.Educator builds a classroom culture that provides a safe learning environment, which encourages the growth of social and emotional intelligence. 

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9005
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

crafting driving questionsdesigning effective

Crafting Driving Questions + Designing Effective Solutions

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Using proven inquiry strategies to motivate and guide deeper learning. Using a tested design and development group project methodology to support student design teams as they collaboratively create an effective solution to a problem or challenge. 

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9007
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

design thinking and doingproductive research

Design Thinking & Doing + Productive Researching

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Applying both design thinking and a proven, multistage design and development process to create an innovative and entrepreneurial solution to a problem. Using a structured approach to getting the most out of finding, evaluating, and using information in the researching process. 

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9006
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

fostering a learning collableading active professionals

Fostering a Collaborative Learning Culture + Leading Active Professional Learning

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Teacher leader intentionally fosters a collaborative learning culture among teachers to improve instruction.Teacher leader effectively leads professional learning by engaging teachers in active learning.

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9009
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

grit and reslienceidea generating

Grit & Resilience + Idea Generating

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Developing a passion for goals, persistence to achieve them, and resilience to overcome setbacks along the way. Enhancing creative thinking and idea generation through a well-structured set of processes that both expand and deepen innovative thinking.

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9000
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific. 

using research to informcreating flexible learning


Using Research to Inform Teaching
+ Creating Flexible Learning Environments

You must register for both micro-credentials to earn 1 PDU

Educators use academic research to inform their teaching. Educators access peer-reviewed research and determine whether it is legitimate and relevant in informing their teaching. Teacher creates flexible learning spaces that serve multiple learning activities. Pedagogy's foundation is in designing learning processes to accommodate collaborative learning environments.

Course Reference Number: PEBB 9011
Credits: 1 Professional Development Unit 
University Graduate Level Credit Fee: $75/Unit 

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You must submit your coursework to BloomBoard before registering for graduate level credit through University of the Pacific.