Dual Credit

Dual Credit for High School Teachers

Program Overview

The Dual Credit Program allows Lewis-Clark State College and area high schools the opportunity to work together to offer college courses to high school students in an effort to provide them an early start on their college goals. 

Each approved dual credit instructor is paired with a Lewis-Clark State College faculty member (liaison) who provides guidance and support in curriculum alignment, teaching strategies, academic resources, etc. The LCSC Faculty Liaison will also conduct classroom observations to ensure program quality and course alignment. 

The Dual Credit Program remunerates the school districts for each course which has been formally articulated and approved based upon student enrollment as of the last working day in September (Fall semester) and the last working day in February (Spring semester). Payments are processed at the end of the academic year and only when all final grades have been submitted to LCSC. 

Teacher Application Process

The Dual Credit Program at Lewis-Clark State College invites qualified applicants to teach college-level courses at their respective high schools. Applications submitted after March 15th will be considered for the subsequent academic year.

Qualifications

Instructors teaching courses through the Dual Credit Program are approved by the instructional divisions and must meet the requirements for faculty teaching at LCSC as stipulated by the those divisions. Qualifications vary depending on the discipline, meaning each division sets its own standards for selecting dual credit affiliates.

Instructor Qualifications - Please review the list to determine the credentials needed to teach dual credit classes prior to submission of an application.

Application Materials

  1. Dual Credit Instructor Application
  2. Current vitae/resume
  3. All college transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)
  4. Course syllabus

Send all application materials as one packet to rwgill@lcsc.edu

or mail the information to:

Dual Credit
Sacajawea Hall Rm 222
Lewis-Clark State College
500 8th Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501 

The review process can take several weeks depending on when materials are submitted. It is recommended that materials be submitted at least one semester before the class is planned to be offered. Once received by the Dual Credit Program staff, the complete application is sent to the appropriate instructional division for review. 

Teacher Responsibilities

High school instructors teaching through the Dual Credit Program must offer courses that match the on-campus courses in philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment. Therefore, all teachers are responsible for the following.

  1. Work with the assigned LCSC Faculty Liaison to ensure course alignment.
  2. Attend the annual Dual Credit Faculty Forum professional development conference.
  3. Submit a new syllabus to the assigned Faculty Liaison prior to the beginning of each year.
  4. Coordinate with the assigned Faculty Liaison to schedule classroom observations.
  5. Review class rosters on WarriorWeb and notify the high school counselor or Dual Credit Program of all discrepancies.
  6. Encourage students to complete online Student Course Evaluations.
  7. Submit final grades on WarriorWeb by the appropriate deadlines.

Site Visits

All Dual Credit teachers will have their classroom observed by their Faculty Liaison once per yeaer. Site visits should be collegial and allow for student interaction and a review of graded materials. Team teaching and/or other cooperative efforts are also encouraged.

Site visits are designed to observe course content, delivery, and student interaction in an effort to ensure alignment with the on-campus course. They are not used by high school administration in evaluations of teaching performance.

The Dual Credit teacher and Faculty Liaison must each sign a Course Observation Form following the site visit.

Professional Development

The program provides an opportunity for LCSC faculty and high school instructors to work concurrently by sharing methods, ideas, and experiences. LCSC faculty are encouraged to participate as guest lecturers in the high school classrooms. Further, high school teachers (and students) are welcome to visit campus classes/labs.

Faculty Forum: The program offers an annual professional development conference for our dual credit/high school teachers provided by college faculty. The event emphasizes collegial interaction and partnership and covers both discipline-specific topics and general program/college information.

Center for Teaching and Learning: The CTL supports faculty in their endeavors to enhance their teaching and the student learning experience. The Center provides opportunities for faculty at all grade levels to reflect upon their practice through inquiry groups, discussions and workshops that promote teaching excellence and support student success. 

Non-compliance Policy

Teachers must attend the annual Dual Credit Faculty Forum professional development conference each year.  A division-approved alternate professional development activity may be used. However, such activities should be presented in rare circumstances. Further, it is the responsibility of the each teacher to provide the Dual Credit Program with the title, description, event materials, and date of the alternate activity.

  • Failure to participate in two consecutive Faculty Forums/professional development activities will result in a notice to the teacher and principal. 
  • Failure to participate in three consecutive Faculty Forums/professional development activities may result in the cancellation of dual credit agreements and/or the decertification to offer dual credit courses.

Further, teacher non-compliance issues relative to Idaho State Board of Education or National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) standards may also result in the cancellation of dual credit courses/agreements.

WarriorWeb/Grading Guide

WarriorWeb is the online portal to the LCSC student information system. As a faculty member, it is the tool used for grade submission, roster confirmation, etc.

Forms

Syllabus Template

General Education Core Requirements


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