Dual Credit

High School Teachers

Overview

Dual Credit 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. 

Early College Programs 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

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

Qualifications

Instructors teaching Dual Credit courses through Early College Programs 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.

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 Teacher 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:

Early College Programs
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 Early College Programs, the application is sent to the appropriate instructional division for review. 

Teacher Responsibilities

High school instructors teaching Dual Credit 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 Early College Programs of all discrepancies.
  6. Encourage students to complete online Student Course Evaluations.
  7. Submit final grades via WarriorWeb by the appropriate deadlines.

Site Visits

All Dual Credit teachers will have their classroom observed by their Faculty Liaison once per year. Additional visits may be scheduled at the discretion of the Faculty Liaison. 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

Early College Programs provides the opportunity for LCSC faculty and high school teachers to work jointly 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.

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. 

Faculty Forum

Early College Programs offers our annual Faculty Forum 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.

WarriorWeb/Grading Guide

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

All faculty and staff must complete an online FERPA Tutorial before given access to WarriorWeb.

Forms

Syllabus Template - Use this as a guide for your LCSC course syllabus.

General Education Core Requirements


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