In order to teach 100-level or higher dual credit coursework, instructors must hold a master’s degree in the discipline or a master’s degree and at least 18 graduate hours in the discipline.
In order to teach career and technical level coursework (levels 040-099), instructors must hold a bachelor’s degree and at least 2,000 hours of work experience in the field (must complete the CTE form provided by the Director of Dual Credit).
In compliance with the Higher Learning Commission, Lake Land College recognizes that “…dual credit faculty members who have obtained a Master of Education degree, but not a master’s degree in a discipline such as English, Communications, History, Mathematics, etc., may have academic preparation to satisfy HLC’s expectations. In this context, the curricula of graduate degrees in the field of Education, when inclusive of graduate-level content in the discipline and methods courses that are specifically for the teaching of that discipline, satisfy HLC’s dual credit faculty expectations. In other words, the attainment of a Master of Education degree does not demonstrate a qualification to teach dual credit courses in a particular discipline unless it is demonstrated that the content of that faculty member’s Master of Education degree is sufficiently related to the discipline of the dual credit course.”
This is determined at the discretion of each of the College’s academic divisions. Instructors entertaining a desire to teach dual credit courses should consult with the appropriate division chair for a transcript evaluation.
For additional detail on dual credit instructor qualifications, please refer to:
Want to become a dual credit instructor for Lake Land College? Wondering what the process is and if you’re qualified? Please contact your high school administration and dual credit coordinator to let them know of your desire to become a dual credit coordinator and refer to the following process.
Math and Science
Social Science and Education
Instructors will teach courses in accordance with the requirements as detailed in the course description and outlines. Instructors will develop a syllabus for each course taught that shall include an outline of course goals, methods of instruction, course content, reading materials, grading practices, and attendance policy. The syllabus will be distributed to each student in the course during the first week of classes. Instructors are provided with a sample Syllabus Template and Syllabus Grid of Required and Optional Content containing information they should provide to their students.
In order to align curricula of dual credit courses with their on-campus counterparts, dual credit instructors will submit course portfolios on a schedule determined by the DCP. The evaluation process is intended to provide recommendations, suggestions for best practices, constructive feedback and support to strengthen dual credit courses for continuous improvement at the program and course level.
Instructors will participate in assessment activities as arranged by their respective Divisions. Each course is assigned a Lead Instructor for assessment. The Lead Instructor will contact the dual credit instructor each semester about assessment activities and follow-up with assessment results once data has been tabulated.
If you are looking for guidance with your class, please contact the Director of Dual Credit and he can put you in touch with the division chair and possibly your evaluator. Below is a list of current division chairs.
According to Lake Land College Board Policy 05.05, the College requires dual credit students to complete course evaluations. The information received from the course evaluations is confidential, is for College and Instructor use only, and is not released to anyone in the teacher’s school district. The DCP will send a course evaluation form directly to dual credit instructors to give to their students to complete.