Participating Instructors

Teacher/Instructor Eligibility

A teacher desiring to offer courses for dual credit through UofL must have a Master's degree in the content area or a Master's degree in any area with at least 18 credit hours in the content to be taught. The teacher must be approved as an adjunct instructor for UofL by a department chairperson before the teacher may teach a certified dual credit course. For example, English 602 must be taken by those wishing to teach English 101, and they must also participate in a UofL designed orientation prior to offering a course. Teachers also must be willing to have their work reviewed by a UofL coordinator and/or faculty member on an annual basis. This review will include observation of the dual credit classroom, curriculum review, and a sampling of their students' work. Teachers who become adjunct instructors in order to teach dual credit courses may receive tuition remission for themselves as funds are available.


Courses offered through the dual credit program will present a rigorous curriculum and will introduce qualified students to college-level work for which they may earn both high school and college credit. Course materials, textbooks, and assignments will follow the UofL course design, objectives, and assessment outcomes. Curriculum alignment before instruction begins will ensure that the dual credit teacher is able to cover both UofL and high school core content in the chosen course. The UofL faculty reserves the right to determine which courses are eligible for dual credit and what course content should be covered. School Based Decision-Making (SBDM) councils at each high school determine whether and how the school will count the dual credit course with respect to graduation requirements.


Students enrolling in and completing a dual credit course will obtain a college transcript. The grade will be automatically recorded on their student record at UofL. The student must request a copy of their transcript to forward the grade to another college or institution. The University of Louisville has articulation agreements with most other public institutions in Kentucky to accept dual credit coursework. Students should check with universities outside Kentucky to find out if they will accept UofL dual credit courses.

Program Evaluation and Follow Up

Classroom visits by UofL dual credit personnel and faculty will provide one avenue for ensuring that instructors teach appropriate content at appropriate levels for college credit. Student portfolio reviews will also provide a means for determining content coverage and student mastery of that content.

High school faculty will submit transcripts and curriculum to UofL for approval of qualifications to teach dual credit courses. The qualifications for teaching these courses will be the same as those required for teaching the campus-based sections of the same course.

A key component of program evaluation is determining participant access to post-secondary education after high school, as well as student success with their pursuit of post-secondary education. The program's continuance will depend, in part, on the results of data, including rates of transition to post-secondary education and the number of students who require preparatory classes before pursuing additional coursework.