In order to teach 100-level or higher dual credit coursework, instructors must hold a master’s degree in the subject 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
Dual Credit instructors need to submit a teaching Portfolio on Canvas during the Spring semester. Submission is required the 1st year you teach dual credit for Lake Land College and every three years thereafter if you continue to meet expectations.
The portfolio is out of 30 points possible and must include the last three years of materials from all courses that you have taught (not just the courses you taught the year of submission). You must attain at least 18 points to meet expectations; 17 or below is not meeting expectations. If you did not meet expectations, you must resubmit an updated portfolio the following year. It is irrelevant if you do not teach dual credit the year your submission is due. This portfolio is reviewed by a Lake Land College faculty instructor.
Your portfolio must include all of the following:
Submit your profile between October 1 and April 30. The reviewer will have results in Canvas by June 30.
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.
Instructions to Complete the Lake Land College Dual Credit Portfolio on Canvas
Log into the Portfolio Here
Note: Anytime a Lake Land college instructor teaches a dual credit course, students are directly required to pay tuition and fees as the course becomes dual enrollment.