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UCSD Post-Baccalaureate Continuing Education Credit Details


UC San Diego Extension grants post-baccalaureate (graduate-level) professional credit for successful completion of PDI courses. Post-baccalaureate credit is described as:

Professional credit-bearing post-baccalaureate (graduate-level) courses in the field of education, specifically designed for teachers. Major emphasis is on pedagogy, teaching methods and materials, and curriculum design.

UCSD operates on the quarter system, and all credit is given in quarter units. Each unit signifies approximately ten hours of instructional time. PDI courses are worth 5 quarter units of credit which is equivalent to 3 ⅓ semester units of credit. PDI issues a letter grade for all of its courses.

Note that although PDI's courses are post-baccalaureate (graduate-level) courses, they are not applicable toward an advanced degree at UC San Diego.


Click here for a letter from UC San Diego Extension Director, Dr. Morgan Appel, explaining the university credit in detail.

If you have questions about credit, please contact the PDI Registrar, Leslie Ly, at



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