How to Become a Dual Credit Teacher

Thank you for expressing an interest in teaching a dual credit course. The dual credit program prepares teachers to work with university instructors to provide college classes for well-prepared and highly motivated high school students. This collaboration between the University and its high school partners offers instructors of both institutions an opportunity to enrich their professional experience while helping students to bridge the gap between high school and college.

Here is the process:

  1. Review information about the dual credit program and the course or courses you are interested in teaching.
  2. Review the Teacher Eligibility Requirements.
  3. Meet with school principal or guidance counselor to find out whether or not your school is a UofL partner and whether or not the dual credit course fits your school’s instruction plan.
  4. Complete the Dual Credit Teacher Application and submit it along with two copies of all requested materials to the dual credit office.
  5. The dual credit staff and the appropriate UofL faculty will review your application materials in order to validate your credentials to teach the dual credit course.
  6. The faculty dual credit coordinator will schedule a site visit to observe your classroom teaching and, in the case of writing courses, review your responses to student work.
  7. Final approval of the application to teach a dual credit course rests with the UofL academic department.
  8. Approved teachers will attend a required intensive summer training workshop on the UofL Belknap campus.
  9. Before implementing the course, submit a syllabus along with textbook order to the faculty coordinator.
  10. Review further information about the privileges and responsibilities of dual credit teachers and students and be willing to attend regular, required Dual Credit Pedagogy Workshops during each semester when you are teaching a dual credit course.