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Leverage Your Certificate into a Master’s Degree

A partnership between UC Davis Extension and the University of the Pacific allows students to apply units from UC Davis Extension’s Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program or the Human Resource Management Certificate Program toward a Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness (MAOLE) at the University of the Pacific.

This partnership provides students with:

  • Convenient, flexible opportunity to advance their education
  • A well-rounded educational experience that takes advantage of each university’s unique strengths and program breadth

Program Details

Completion of the UC Davis Extension Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program or the Human Resource Management Certificate Program provides for the transfer of 9 semester units (13.5 quarter units) toward completion of University of the Pacific’s Master of Arts in Education with a Concentration in Organizational Learning and Effectiveness (MAOLE). The following stipulations apply:

  1. Graduates of the UC Davis Extension Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program or the Human Resource Management Certificate Program must be admitted to the University of the Pacific by going through the regular admissions process.
  2. Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree to qualify for admission.
  3. The UC Davis Extension program must be completed prior to being admitted to the MAOLE program.
  4. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in the UC Davis Extension program to be eligible for transfer into the University of the Pacific’s MAOLE program.
  5. Applicants to the MAOLE will confirm their completion of the UC Davis Extension Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program or the Human Resource Management Certificate Program and grades by requesting an official UC Davis Extension transcript be sent to University of the Pacific.
  6. The following UC Davis Extension certificate coursework is eligible to transfer to the MAOLE program (the academic unit transfer is based on the conversion rate of 3 quarter units equaling 2 semester units of academic coursework):
    • Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program (15 quarter units): Total transfer of 13.5 quarter units (9 semester units)
    • UC Davis Extension Human Resource Management Certificate: Total transfer of units dependent on program coursework – contact program staff for more information.
  7. Completion of the UC Davis certificate allows students to transfer up to 9 units of semester credit when granted admission into the University of the Pacific MAOLE in the following manner:
    • EDUC 239, Coaching for Organizational Contexts, 3 semester units
    • EDUC 295 M, Instructional Design and Development, 3 semester units
    • EDUC 238, Organizational Change and Consulting, 3 semester units

For more information, visit the University of the Pacific’s website or contact Crystal Babowal at UC Davis Extension, cbabowal@ucdavis.edu or (530) 757-8895.