PCC Dual Credit Instructor Approval Process
In order to establish an articulation agreement, the high school faculty must “qualify” to teach at the community college level, and the high school course must “articulate” to the PCC course.
- For Career & Technical Education (CTE) faculty
The high school faculty would have to “qualify” as a college CTE instructor, which means a combination of education and related work experience. There are 6 ways to qualify, ranging from having a Master’s degree in the subject area and 3 years recent full time industry experience to an Associate’s degree and 5 years recent full time industry experience. The list below details the different criteria a CTE instructor would need to qualify.
- Master’s degree in a subject area and 3 years recent full time, non-teaching experience in the field, or
- Master’s degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in upper division coursework in subject area, and 3 years recent full time, non-teaching experience in the field, or
- Bachelor’s degree in subject area and 4 years recent full time, non-teaching work experience in field, or
- Bachelor’s degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in division coursework in subject area, and 4 years recent full, non-teaching work experience in field time, non-teaching work experience in field, or
- AAS degree in subject area or professional education plus 5 years recent full time, nonteaching work experience in the field, or
- Demonstrated competency and/or qualifications set by licensing organizations in the field
- For University Transfer faculty
The high school faculty would have to “qualify” as a college instructor, which means that they would have to have a Master’s degree in the subject area or related area (defined by PCC department). For example, a Mathematics instructor needs to have a Master’s degree in Mathematics or related area such as Engineering with 30 graduate credits in Math. The list below details the different criteria a University Transfer instructor would need to qualify.
- Master's degree in subject area, or
- Master’s degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in related subject area, or
- Demonstrated competency in field
High School faculty must provide the PCC Dual Credit Office with a copy of their transcripts and updated resume (Career and Technical Education instructors please detail industry related work experience). An unofficial copy of the transcript is acceptable to submit as long as it details thte degree conferred and date of completion. Web print offs will not be accepted.
High School instructors need to also submit a detailed course syllabus that includes the following:
- High school name
- Articulating faculty name
- Instructor office location, availability, phone extension, and school district or MyPCC email address
- High school course title, articulated PCC course title and number (example: Advanced Senior English, WR 121 - English Composition)
- Overall contact/instructional hours for your course
- Course description (from CCOG)
- CCOG (use hyperlink to course) or Course Outcomes (from PCC's Course Content and Outcome Guides)
- Course prerequisites, if any
- Instructional materials (e.g. textbooks, supplies, equipment)
- Major assignments and due dates of course outline (e.g. exams, final, essays, project; may use hyperlink)
- Grading criteria
- Statement for PCC Grading Guidelines (Please use the following:For specific information related to PCC grading guidelines, please refer to the PCC Dual Credit Student Handbook accessible through your high school instructor and located at http://www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/dual-credit/documents/student-handbook.pdf. Information related to Add/Drop/Withdraw deadlines is also detailed in the Student Handbook.)
- Attendance and make-up policies
- Code of Student Conduct (reference your district policy)
- Flexibility statement - Sample statement: The instructor reserves the right to modify course content and/or substitute assignments and learning activities in response to institutional, weather or class situations.
Click here for additional tips on creating a syllabus.
The high school faculty's resume, transcripts and course information requested above is then forwarded by the PCC Dual Credit office onto the specific department for review. PCC will review and approve/reject the content of the course and qualifications of the high school faculty. It is likely that the PCC department will want to visit the high school classroom during this part of the process to ensure that the environment and materials are to the level required by the PCC Program. The PCC Dual Credit Coordinator forwards this information onto the specific department and deans for review and approval.
When approved, the PCC Dual Credit Coordinator will create a PCC Dual Credit Articulation Agreement for signature by PCC and the high school. The existing Articulation Agreements are reviewed annually. If no changes have occurred in the content, title, textbook, or instructor of a current course, the agreement will be renewed for another year.
For more information on offering PCC Dual Credit, please contact Beth Molenkamp at 971-722-7736.