Fresco Tours is excited to announce that we have partnered with Dominican University of California to offer an exciting opportunity for our travelers to earn course credit for our full-service guided trips. The Continuing Education Program is an excellent way for teachers, graduate students, and other professionals to walk the Camino de Santiago with Fresco Tours and earn academic or continuing education credit. It’s a great way to enhance your resume, accelerate your career, and make the most of your journey with Fresco Tours.
How can I earn Professional Growth credits/units by participating in a Fresco Tour?
While Fresco Tours is not accredited, K-12 and Community College teachers can earn graduate level credits/units towards professional growth on a guided tour with Fresco Tours by enrolling for a Travel Study course. By enrolling with Dominican University of California (DU) Continuing Education Program, you will be eligible to earn Professional Growth credits/units by completing all of the trip requirements and documenting your experience.
Lastly, Fresco Tours will discount from your tour price the amount the you pay for your units that you register for at Dominican University of California – a potential savings of $300 (based on 3 credits) on our guided walks!
To participate in this program
1. Register for a full-service Fresco Tours journey and in the Special Instructions Section indicate that you are interested in earning Professional Growth units.
2. Go to the Dominican University of California website to and enroll in the Educational Travel course EDUO 9850. Once you have enrolled, the course instructor will contact you to go over the course details.
3. If you have any university related questions or require more information email the course coordinator, Allan Varni, or call/text/WhatsApp directly 650-279-0696.
Dominican University of California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, (WASC). The School of Education and Counseling Psychology’s Continuing Education and Professional Development Division is responsible for all extension courses. The credit offered is at a graduate level, semester units meaning that it is post-baccalaureate. It is primarily utilized for professional growth or salary advancement. Graduate Level Extension Semester Units are characterized by 15 hours of contact time per credit/unit, and are associated with a measure of knowledge assessment and/or skills implementation. The words Credits and Units are often used interchangeably as geographical locations vary in terminology.