FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please find answers to our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have any other queries please contact us directly and we will aim to answer.
Will my district or state accept Brandman University Credit?
It is the responsibility of the individual participant to verify with his/her district or state prior to enrollment whether Brandman University credit will be acceptable or not.
What kind of credit is it?
The credit the participant will receive upon the successful completion of the follow-up practicum is graduate level professional development semester credit. These are professional development units that are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement purposes such as salary increment steps and recertification.
What is the equivalent to one semester credit in quarter credits?
What is the cancellation/refund policy in regard to Brandman University credit?
Participants who request cancellation in writing within thirty (30) days of course enrollment, will receive a refund less a $20 processing fee. (If registering at the training, the date of enrollment is the date of the training. If participant mails the enrollment form directly to Brandman University, the date of enrollment is the day Brandman University receives the enrollment form.)
What is Brandman University’s accreditation?
Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, is accredited by, and is a member of, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Brandman University is also a member of the American Council on Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teachers.
What are the requirements for receiving credit?
The following information is found on the enrollment form presented at the training to those individuals enrolling in follow-up credit at the seminar. As follow-up to the seminar or conference session, the participant must develop at least three practical projects per credit based on the training presentation. The projects should be designed to be implemented in the participant’s program, i.e. worksheets, lesson plans, center activities, or plans for implementation of any topics presented. A three-page paper per credit is required based on the projects. This will be graded with a letter grade of A-C or No Pass. A detailed rubric and grading scale can be found at the Brandman University website.
What are the grading criteria for the final project?
At the time of enrollment, students will be provided with a listing of all requirements and grading criteria for the written project. The specific grading rubric used to assess the written projects can be found on our website.
If I have additional questions, how can I contact Brandman University?
I am completing my Brandman University course during my school vacation period/hiatus OR I do not have access to a class of students. How do I complete my project in light of the requirements for evaluating student learning, my own self-evaluation and the need to include documentation?
Explain your situation on the title page.
Describe the methods you intend to use for evaluating your students’ learning experience.
For self-evaluation, comment on your strengths and weaknesses as pertaining to the implementation of the activities. Discuss what you expect to happen in terms of your own abilities.
Documentation could include handouts, an example of the activity, charts for evaluation, lesson plans etc.
How soon may I expect to receive confirmation from Brandman University after I’ve registered with them for course credit?
You may expect to receive a mailed confirmation letter from Brandman University within 30 days of Brandman University’s receipt of your registration paperwork and fee. Your confirmation will also include the name and address of the specific reader assigned to evaluate your course project for mailing your completed project.
How long do I have to complete the final project for the course?
How do I submit my final project to Brandman University?
The confirmation letter you receive from Brandman University will include the name and address of the specific reader assigned to evaluate your course project. Do NOT send your completed project directly to Brandman University. If you no longer have access to that information, please email Brandman University directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (949) 341-9857.